Landrum meets Chesnee tonight in first home game

Published 9:32 am Friday, September 2, 2011

The Landrum football team will play its home opener tonight., Sept. 2. The Cardinals are coming off a big road win against Traveler’s Rest last week and are hosting a Chesnee team that lost to Chase (N.C.).
The Cardinals won last week despite four first half turnovers, and that’s something that head coach Russell Mahaffey has been working on this week. That’s a focus for the Cardinals, who are looking to start the season 2-0.

Landrum's quarterback, senior Brandon Cannon, hands off the ball to senior running back Cole McDowell. (file photo)

“We have to play mistake-free football and cut out the turnovers,” Mahaffey said. “We have to play until the whistle blows.”
The Cardinals were led by dual threat quarterback Brandon Cannon on offense. Cannon ran for three touchdowns and threw a touchdown to wide receiver Peyton McCarter. T.J. Fincher, a Polk County transfer, led the team on defense with double-digit tackles.
The Eagles lost to Chase on Friday night. Chase had four interceptions en route to a 35-14 win. The Eagles run a spread offense and are led by sophomore quarterback Chase Turner. On defense they play a 3-4 set with four deep. That might benefit Cardinal quarterback Cannon, who amassed 161 yards on the ground to go along with 192 yards through the air.
The Cardinals and Eagles will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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