Cardinals fall to Hornets in overtime
Landrum and the community were still morning the loss of student Cole Quinn. That emotion presented itself in the form of Tyler Burrell for Landrum. Plagued all week by a sore ankle, Burrell stepped out onto the field inspired Friday night. That inspiration translated into two first quarter 14-yard touchdowns.
Dixie didnt respond until a little over five minutes left in the second quarter when Jamaal Byers scored. The Hornets follow with a successful two-point conversion to make the score 14-8 at halfime. The third quarter was spent in a stalemate as neither team could muster any advantage. But in the fourth quarter, Dixie struck again. With 4:45 left in the game, Mario Washington punched one in for the Hornets. The kick that followed was no good, leaving the score tied at 14-14. With the two teams deadlocked, the game moved into overtime. Each team took possession of the ball on the ten-yard line. On Landrums second play of overtime, quarterback Taylor Pate found Chris Pitts in the endzone for a touchdown. Jimbo Martin added the extra point. But then it was Dixies turn. After a short run, Washington took the ball on second down and punched it in. Dixie followed with a two-point conversion to win the game 22-21.
The boys played real hard from beginning to end, Landrum coach Russell Mahaffey said. Were that close. Were getting there.