Cardinals host Pendleton on Senior Night Friday

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, October 30, 2014

It’s Senior Night for Landrum High School’s football team, as the Cardinals host Pendleton on Friday.

This past Friday, Anthony Anderson’s 95-yard kickoff return for a first-quarter touchdown put the Cardinals on the board against Woodruff, but the 9-0 Wolverines defeated Landrum, 42-9. Landrum is now 2-7 overall, and 1-5 in region competition.

Since Jacob Corn’s season-ending shoulder injury in the Blacksburg game, Cardinals’ coach Jason Farmer has had to fill the QB position “by committee,” with freshman Dalton Kuykendall filling in against Woodruff, and “doing what he needed to do,” said Farmer. “Our kids played hard (against Woodruff),” Farmer reported, but the Wolverines are one of the state’s toughest teams.

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Good news for the Cardinals is that last Thursday, the JV team (5-4) hammered Woodruff 28-7. “They played really well,” Farmer noted, pleased that an additional five players are moving toward the varsity level.

Corn, just a junior this year, and also versatile, tough and smart, will likely be switched to pass receiver next season to make room at QB for Peyton Kemmerlin, now an eighth-grader. “He’ll be a good one,” Farmer predicted of Kemmerlin. Pendleton is 5-4 after edging Liberty 17-14. The Bulldogs, 4-2 in the region, feature a couple of big defensive linemen.

Opening kickoff Friday at Cardinal Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. Fill the stands and cheer on the Cardinals in their last regular-season game of the year.