Cardinals dominant in IronCity jamboree

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Landrum appeared in midseason form in a 24-6 win over Southside Christian Friday night in the IronCity Football Jamboree at Blacksburg (S.C.) High School.

Thats bad news for Southside Christian a Region II-A opponent who will face the Cardinals again during the regular season.

Im real proud of the boys coming out and winning like they did, especially after scrimmaging R-S Central (Thursday) night, said LHS head coach Russell Mahaffey. Its tough to come out and play back-to-back like that, so Im proud of the boys and their effort.

Against Southside Christian, the Cardinals were dominant for most of the night.

Running back Cole McDowell scored three touchdowns to lead the way for LHS.

The Cardinals started the scoring with an 83-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Brandon Cannon to senior wideout Tyler Logan.

One of the few down notes of the LHS performance was four missed extra points by new kicker Stephen Doar, a senior who also plays at wide receiver and punter.

Weve got a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball and especially on special teams, said Mahaffey. Were going to try to get better.

Weve got a brand new kicker in Doar and hes been an excellent punter for us. Hes got plenty of leg. Weve just got to work on our timing and well get that straightened out.

LHS will travel to Blue Ridge at 6 p.m. Thursday for its final jamboree of the preseason. The Cardinals open the regular season Aug. 27 at home against Travelers Rest.