Cardinals must translate hard effort into points against Broome

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, September 1, 2016

Landrum Cardinals have their work cut out for them when they visit Broome in Spartanburg for Friday night football this evening.

Broome’s Centurions bring a 1-1 record, but don’t go by that. On August 19, Broome opened its season by losing a 47-42 thriller to Chesnee. Last week, Chesnee ripped Wet Oak, 55-6, and Broome topped Christ Church Episcopal, 21-0.

Last week, the Cardinals opened with better defense than offense, in a 29-3 loss to Blue Ridge. Landrum showed great effort but not as good execution.

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“Broome does propose lots of challenges, especially in their running game,” said Landrum head coach Jason Farmer.

“They are led by number 44, D’marco Jackson (a 200-pound running back) and quarterback number 9 Cross Mathis. Two other players who play a key role,” Farmer added, “are number 32 Zeke Stringer (defensive end/defensive tackle) and number 2 Keyyon Graham (running back and free safety).”

Farmer observed that the Centurions are very well coached. “We must continue to play as hard as we did last week, but eliminate mistakes,” he said.

Last week, the Cardinals contained most of Blue Ridge’s running game. They’ll need to handle Broome at least as well, and move the ball more consistently.

Opening kickoff is set for 7:30.