Landrum hosts Blue Ridge to open 2016 football season

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, August 25, 2016

When the Blue Ridge Fighting Tigers invade Cardinal Stadium this Friday evening, look for a good, old-fashioned high school football rivalry.

It’s Landrum’s first game of the season, and while Blue Ridge lost its opener last Friday, 41-0, to Belton-Honea Path, Cardinal head coach Jason Farmer acknowledges cautiously that “BHP has a very good football team,” and that Blue Ridge brings a threatening passing game.

“They (the Fighting Tigers) are very well coached,” Farmer remarked.

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Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith (2) is a serious passing threat, with two fine wide receivers: Jason Simmons (6) and Josh Brower (9). They “are really good receivers,” Farmer observed.

“They’re going to throw the ball around,” Farmer predicted of the guests.

But, Farmer is pleased with his team’s practice this week. “Our kids are ready,” he asserted. “Our kids are up for the challenge.”

Farmer pointed out that Blue Ridge (based in Greenville County) vs. Landrum used to be a big rivalry. “We’re trying to rekindle that.”

Opening kickoff is set for 7:30. It’s Palmetto Litter-Free Game.