Landrum Cardinals head to LibertyPublished 10:35pm Thursday, September 26, 2013
While Landrum found homecoming victory, the Cardinals hope to prevent Liberty from enjoying the same celebration as they head to play the Red Devils Friday, Sept. 27.
“I’m excited about playing the game just like I am every Friday night,” said LHS head coach Russell Mahaffey. “If our players play at the level I know they can play I think we’ll do well, but we take no one lightly.”
Landrum (1-3) hopes to keep momentum alive after grabbing their first season win over Carolina 21-6 at home.
The Cardinals put up 336 yards last week and hope to put up that or more over Liberty, who’s 0-4 on the season.
Mahaffey said the Red Devils are primarily a running team and his guys will have to be prepared for that type of offense.
“We are going to have to play a good game against the run, which we’ve done and hopefully will continue to do,” he said.
Liberty put up a strong effort against Powdersville last weekend, eventually shrinking the Patriot’s 18-point lead to a win of just 7 points. Landrum’s defense will look to create opportunities and limit Liberty’s offense. One way the Cardinals can do that is by forcing turnovers – LHS benefited from four turnovers by Carolina last week and two interceptions by their own Jacob Corn.
Big plays like this could allow the Cardinals to continue their forward motion into another win.