JoJo Wilkins runs the ball during Landrum’s win last week over LIberty. (photo by Joey Millwood)

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Landrum plays Powdersville for first time this year

Published 11:34am Friday, September 28, 2012

Landrum will face a new foe tonight.
Powdersville visits for the first time at Cardinal Stadium tonight, Friday, Sept. 28, and the Cardinals are on a roll. Undefeated in Region 1-2A, the Cardinals have been a second-half team this season. Last Friday, Landrum fell down early in the first half to Liberty before roaring back on the arm of T. J. Fincher and the back of a stiff defense.
The offensive explosion in the second half was something that head coach Russell Mahaffey said he knew was there, and he was happy his team found it.
“We started doing what we are coached to do,” he said. “Hopefully that will continue this week.”
This week, the biggest test for Landrum will come in the secondary. Powdersville runs a spread offense, Mahaffey said, and they pass 80 percent of the time.
“We will have to cover well,” he said.
Landrum’s first season at the 2A level has gone well so far. Aside from a tough early loss to a 3A school, the Cardinals have been in every game and are 2-0 in region play.

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