Early LHS onslaught dooms Whitmire

Published 5:09 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

By halftime, Landrums starting lineup was relaxing on the sidelines with a comfortable 42-0 lead that would turn out to be the final score in the Cardinals Region II-A opener Friday night against visiting Whitmire.

It was good to come out fast like we did and get everybody some playing time, said LHS head coach Russell Mahaffey. Everybody played, so we got a look at some folks and got to rest some others.

Fullback Peyton McCarter scored two of the Cardinals six first-half touchdowns on runs of 11 and 73 yards. McCarter finished a short night of work with 113 yards on just four carries.

Quarterback Brandon Cannon started Landrums scoring barrage with a 6-yard touchdown run and added a 42-yard scoring pass to Tyler Logan to put the Cardinals ahead 21-0 before the end of the first quarter.

Cannon completed all three of his pass attempts for 97 yards as the Cardinals (4-2 overall, 1-0 Region II-A) were content to ground it out against over-matched Whitmire the rest of the way.

After McCarters 73-yard touchdown sprint, Cole McDowell added a 17-yard scoring run and Caleb Kuykendall scored from five yards out to stretch the LHS lead to 42-0 before intermission.

This was the most complete game weve played as far as not making mistakes and cutting down on penalties and things like that, Mahaffey said.

The Cardinals rolled up 332 yards on the ground on 36 rushing attempts and held the Wolverines (0-6, 0-1) to 39 yards of total offense 34 passing and 4 rushing en route to recording their first shutout of the season.

The victory was the third straight for LHS, which has rebounded from disappointing losses to Chesnee and Polk County to score 152 points in its last three contests.

Its good to have some momentum as we get into the conference schedule, Mahaffey said.

The Cardinals continue their conference slate this Friday night by hosting&bsp; St. Josephs (1-5, 0-1) for homecoming. St. Josephs, in its first year of varsity competition, is coming off a 46-7 home loss to Blacksburg.Landrum 42, Whitmire 0

Score by quarter

Whitmire&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp; – 0

Landrum&bsp;&bsp; 21&bsp;&bsp; 21&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp; – 42

First quarter

L Brandon Cannon 6 run (Stephen Doar kick)

L Peyton McCarter 11 run (Doar kick)

L Tyler Logan 42 pass from Cannon (Doar kick)

Second quarter

L McCarter 73 run (Doar kick)

L Cole McDowell 17 run (Doar kick)

L Caleb Kuykendall 5 run (Doar kick)

Rushing: Whitmire D. Miller 4-4, Inman 12-1, T. Miller 10-(minus-1). Landrum McCarter 4-113, Cannon 6-40, McDowell 5-58, JoJo Wilkins 6-30, Dailynn Hill 6-35, Kuykendall 5-27, Aaron Bryant 3-19, Ryan Herbst 3-10.

Passing: Whitmire T. Miller 4-13-1-35. Landrum Cannon 3-3-0-97.

Receiving: Whitmire Inman 2-33, Ruff 2-2. Landrum Logan 2-61, Clark Edmonds 1-36.