Landrum goes up against Blacksburg

Published 6:52 pm Thursday, October 20, 2011

Landrum quarterback Brandon Cannon runs through a large hole provided by his blocking receivers last Friday against Southside Christian. The Cardinals host Blacksburg tonight at 7:30 p.m. A win will keep the Cardinals undefeated in region play and will set up a region championship showdown next week on the road against Christ Church. (photo by Joey Millwood)

With just two games left on the schedule, the Landrum football team is in the midst of one of its strongest seasons ever.
The Cardinals are flying high at 7-1. They’re getting strong play from their offense. That offensive intensity has been matched with a strong defensive play.
Last Friday night, it was the defense that stepped up big for the Cardinals in a home win against Southside Christian. The offense sputtered, but you’ve got to believe that head coach Russell Mahaffey and offensive coordinator Tucker Hamrick will have the issues worked out this week against Blacksburg. The Wildcats travel to Landrum for a region battle and the Cardinals can certainly smell a region championship in the air. The Cardinals are a perfect 4-0 in region play and a showdown with Christ Church looms next week.
The Cardinals, however, aren’t looking past Blacksburg. They have showed a tremendous focus each week and have showcased an ability to dominate or comeback in any situation with their dangerous offense led by quarterback Brandon Cannon.
A win this week will put the Cardinals in territory they’ve been in before. The region race is generally decided by the last game of the season, which is always Christ Church.
Landrum and Blacksburg kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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