Cardinals lose in first round of S.C. playoffs

Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Landrum football season ended on the road Friday night with a 42-28 loss to Calhoun County in the first round of the South Carolina state playoffs.

The Cardinals didnt go down without a fight.

Landrum and Calhoun County were tied 28-28 in the second half before the Saints pulled out two late touchdowns to wrap up the Cardinals season.

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The Cardinals struck first when David Hefner recovered a fumble for a touchdown. The Saints roared back and scored two rushing touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead.&bsp; Landrum, however, had an answer. Brandon Cannon hit Tyler Logan for a 61-yard touchdown pass. That was Logans third touchdown for 60 yards or longer in the Cardinals last two games.&bsp; Later, Cannon threw a 28-yard strike to Clark Edmonds for a 21-14 lead. The Saints scored just before the half, but failed on a two-point conversion. Landrum led 21-20 at the half.

Cannon added a rushing touchdown in the second half. The junior quarter threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns to go along with that rushing touchdown. Logan had three catchers for 117 yards. Cole McDowell had 47 receiving yards and ran for 94 yards.