Landrum Cardinals drop region game to Chesnee 69-32

Published 11:54 pm Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Landrum Cardinals refused to give in as they played Chesnee down to the last minutes of the game putting up one last touchdown in their 69-32 loss to the Eagles.

Landrum was down eight points, 20-28, just before halftime when teammate Jacob Gibson went down on a play stopping the game.

After Gibson was carted off the field, there were just about 34 seconds to go in the first half, but that was enough time for Chesnee to post another touchdown bringing the score 35-20 going into the locker room.

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“You got to keep playing,” Landrum Coach Russell Mahaffey said to his players as they jogged back to the sidelins. “They keep scoring, you keep playing.”

Landrum hung in there despite a handful of interceptions and pleas for holding calls to be made on Chesnee. The Cardinals saw several bursts of energy with an impressive catch from No. 9 Adam McNeill to grab a first down. Quarterback Aaron Bryant would later run the ball in for a touchdown, bringing the score 42-26 after the PAT was no good.

Landrum, however, couldn’t contain a hot Chesnee offense with the Eagle’s fast-paced Proctor leading the way. Other Cardinals that would put their strong effort into the game were Anthony Anderson, who grabbed his own impressive catch, and others like Jacob Lanning.

While Landrum may have not won on the football field, the school did beat Chesnee in the Crucial Catch Competition in which both school’s students and faculty raised money for the American Cancer Society.

Landrum raised $1,800, while Chesnee raised $823, for a total donation of $2,623. Landrum also honored the evening by wearing hot pink socks and gloves, as well as asking fans to release pink balloons in honor of loved ones who have battled cancer.