Landrum faces offensive battle at homecoming vs. Southside

Published 7:16 pm Thursday, October 13, 2011

Landrum football will host Southside Christian tonight and it will be a battle of two powerful offenses.

The Sabres are averaging 34.1 points per game while the Cardinals are averaging 31.1 points per game. A closer look at the numbers, however, will show you that the Cardinals offense moves the ball better.

The Sabres are throwing the ball for 229 yards per game and rushing at 134 yards per game. The Cardinals are throwing the ball at a rate of 219 yards per game, but are averaging nearly 200 yards per game on the ground.

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With those numbers in mind, the focus will be on whether or not the Landrum defense can come up with some big stops again. So far this season, Landrum’s defense has done the trick.

The Cardinals are allowing around 16 points per game, but will be tested Friday night. Landrum head coach Russell Mahaffey calls the defensive plays for the Cardinals and he has gotten some good play this year from his kids.

The Sabres favor the pass so Brandon Cannon, T.J. Fincher, Aaron Bryant and Kaleb Kuykendall will be the key in tonight’s match-up. It’s a veteran secondary with some ball hawks.

The region foes square off at 7:30 p.m.