Challenging Broome team trips Landrum, but Cardinals improve

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Against a tough non-region opponent at Broome High School on Friday (Sept. 2), Landrum’s football team faced a difficult challenge. Though the Cardinals absorbed a 35-17 loss, they made the kind of showing that gave head coach Jason Farmer pride.

Landrum, though now 0-2, both non-regional games, also forced the Centurions to play catch-up.

“The final score was 35-17,” Farmer noted, “but our kids played extremely well, and Broome offered many challenges that we knew about going into the game. After being down, 14-0, we pulled back to take the lead 17-14 halfway through the third quarter.”

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Landrum got on the board when Dalton Kuykendall fired a touchdown pass to Kericho McAuley. Jesus Alviar kicked a 35-yard field goal. The Cardinals’ defense forced Broome to fumble in the Centurions’ end zone, where Landrum’s Johnny Sherman recovered the ball for the go-ahead score.

“In the end we just couldn’t move the ball when we needed to and they we able to break a couple of long runs. I am extremely proud of our kids’ effort and how hard we played. Our goal is to improve every week up into region play, and we certainly did that Friday.”

This Friday (Sept. 9), Friday Night Lights will be on at Polk County, where the Cardinals meet one of their long-time rivals. Opening kickoff is set for 7:30.