Cardinals face off against Chesnee at home

Published 10:52 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013

Landrum’s Jacob Lanning takes down a Liberty player earlier in the season.

Landrum’s Jacob Lanning takes down a Liberty player earlier in the season.

Landrum pinking out stadium for cancer awareness

The Landrum Cardinals’ football team brings their game back home this Friday, Oct. 11 against a formidable opponent in the Chesnee Eagles.

The Eagles are 5-1 overall for the season and 3-0 in the region.

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LHS head football coach Russell Mahaffey said Friday’s game presents the Cardinals a chance to pick up even further momentum.

“It’s a big game. We’re both undefeated in the region and this is another opportunity for us to take another positive step toward being successful in the region,” Mahaffey said.

Chesnee has put up a fierce offense with the team’s tightest win being 15 points over Woodruff with a score of 35-20. The Eagle’s single loss so far this season went to Chapman.

Mahaffey said he’s talked to his guys about bringing a smart game to the home field; a game similar to the team’s dramatic win over Powdersville last week on the road.

“We’re going to have to contain them with our defense and continue to play like we did last week on offense,” Mahaffey said. “We’ve got to play without mistakes and not turn the football over. I think we’ve shown when we do that we can be pretty successful.”

Mahaffey said the Cardinals have to keep a close eye on Chesnee’s 6-1 wide receiver No. 15 Bobby Foos, as well as quarterback No. 12 Darrius Proctor among others. Proctor finished Chesnee’s game against Liberty with 111 rushing yards and 83 passing yards. But Landrum has several offensive weapons of their own in star quarterback Aaron Bryant who had 194 rushing yards and four touchdowns in last week’s game. Helping him out will be Jacob Lanning, Gavin Bishop, JoJo Wilkins, Anthony Anderson and others.

Beating Chesnee isn’t the only thing on Landrum’s agenda Friday night though. The team and Cardinal faithful along with them will hold a cancer awareness night. The evening will include fundraisers for the American Cancer Society including a Crucial Catch Competition between the two schools this week. Also on hand for the night will be NASCAR legend and Hall of Famer Bud Moore for the coin toss.

“We’re pinking out the stadium,” said Mahaffey. “We want to play hard not just for the Cardinals, but for all those people in the stands who have fought cancer.”

Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.