Blacksburg Wildcats shut out Landrum Cardinals 35-0

Published 5:44 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

Landrum’s Adam Pruitt gets tackled following a run. Blackburg beat Landrum Oct. 12 at home 35-0. (photo by Leah Justice)

It was a disappointing night for Landrum’s Friday night football as Blacksburg shut out the Cardinals 35-0.
The Blacksburg Wildcats jumped to an early lead in the first quarter with three quick touchdowns and never looked back.
The Cardinals held Blacksburg to no more scores in the second quarter going into halftime at 21-0 but couldn’t turn it around in the second half.
Part of Landrum’s problem came from the Wildcat’s defensive tackle Jeremy Holden who had six quarterback sacks, three of which came in the first quarter.
The Cardinals few chances close to the goal line ended in heartbreak.
The Cardinals moved the ball up field in the second quarter and got to the six-yard line, but the Cardinal line couldn’t hold Holden, who sacked quarterback T.J. Fincher for a loss of 11 yards. Another sack left the Cardinals at 4th and 26 yards on that attempt.
In the third quarter, Aaron Bryant threw a pass to Chris Schulman when the Cardinals were on the one-yard line but the pass was snatched by a Wildcat in the end zone.
“We kind of played a sloppy game tonight,” said Landrum Head Coach Russell Mahaffey. “We’re going to have to come back next week and make some corrections on offense and defense.”
Leading for Landrum in rushing was Bryant who had 16 carries for 83 yards. Fincher was 15 for 13 yards rushing and four for eight in passing for 10 yards. Bryant was three for 10 for 28 yards passing.
JoJo Wilkins had two carries for eight yards.
The loss drops Landrum to 3-5 overall and 3-2 in Region 1-2A play.
The Cards will play at Crescent on Friday, Oct. 19 for another region matchup.

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