No. 10 Austin Russell breaks through Broome defenders to grab yardage. (photos by Lorin Browning)
No. 10 Austin Russell breaks through Broome defenders to grab yardage. (photos by Lorin Browning)

LHS Cardinals lose to Broome in home opener

Published 8:36am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The lights of Friday night football left the Landrum faithful wanting as the Cardinals lost to Broome 32-40 in the school’s home opener Friday, Aug. 30.

Several players put forth a valiant effort with the Cardinals’ offense posting 419 yards – 152 passing and 267 rushing.

Quarterback Aaron Bryant set off the night on a positive note for his team grabbing a touchdown to launch the Cardinals up 7-0 in the first quarter.

After the Cardinals grabbed their third touchdown of the evening, Broome decided it was time to answer back and did so twice in the second quarter. The Centurians turned the momentum of the game in their favor when Broome freshman Demarco Jackson picked off a Bryant pass.

After halftime Broome continued to show a powerful offense answering with two touchdowns for every one Landrum scored. Jackson continued to plague the Cardinals when he returned a punt straight into the end zone, putting Broome up 28-20 in the third.

Landrum’s Bryant looked to bring his team back as charged ahead for one of three rushing touchdowns on the evening. The Cardinals were stopped when trying for a two-point conversion, however.

Bryant closed Friday night with 135 rushing yards and three touchdowns, plus 152 passing yards. No. 83 senior Jacob Lanning grabbed 100 yards, while No. 21 sophomore Anthony Anderson scored an impressive 48-yard touchdown.

 

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