After advancing to the 2A playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Landrum Cardinals look to build on last season, but will do so with a new offensive scheme in place.
In the offseason, fourth-year head coach Jason Farmer and his coaching staff decided to switch from a spread attack to the flexbone, an offense that is used by several NCAA Division One football programs at the FBS and FCS levels, including nearby Wofford College in Spartanburg.
Heading into this season, Landrum will return over half of their offensive and defensive starters from last season, like seniors Easton Jenkins and Dalton Kuykendall, but will have to get used to a new voice under center after a change at the quarterback position.
Landrum will kick off the 2017 campaign by making the short trip over to clash with 4A opponent Blue Ridge before hosting Broome (Sept. 1st) and rival Polk County (Sept. 8th) to open up the month of September. They will finish out non-region play with games at West Oak (Sept. 15th), against Walhalla (Sept. 22nd), & at Pendleton in Week Nine (Oct. 20th).
In Region I-2A play, Landrum will host Chesnee (Sept. 29th) and Christ Church (Oct. 13th), while traveling to face St. Joseph’s (Oct. 6th) and defending region champion Blacksburg in the regular season finale (Oct. 27th).