The Landmark War Eagles football team traveled once again in week two of the 2013 season and for the second time returned back home victorious. The War Eagles trip to Athens Christian School resulted in a 26-7 win and moved them to 2-0 early in the season.
The young Landmark football team started off a little slow and found themselves behind 7-0 before completely shutting down the opponent and scoring 26 unanswered points.
With the score tied 7-7 in the second quarter after a 39 yard TD run from sophomore quarterback Stockton McGuire, freshman defensive back Lofton Tidwell helped swing the momentum in a big way as he intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. The play was a 65-yard return. Up 14-7 now, the War Eagles would never looked back adding a touchdown reception by junior wide receiver Sam Dobbs from McGuire in third quarter and a 32 yard run from senior Nolan Bryant shortly after.
Senior running back Darius Smith added over 120 yards on the ground to lead the War Eagle rushing attack which pounded out 293 rushing yards on the night behind the offensive line of senior Michael Johnson, sophomore Drew Anderson, sophomore Zach Stone, sophomore Steven Bedosky and junior Hunter Wallace. The group finished the night with 29 knockdowns.
Defensively the aggressive scheme and relentless effort put forth saw Landmark create four turnovers. Tidwell was the recipient of one interception while his freshman defensive back counterpart D.J. Brown also hauled in an interception. Sophomore linebacker Joshua Cobb and senior linebacker William Higbie were the two players who recovered fumbles for the War Eagles in the ball game. Junior linebacker Titus Creamer was the leading tackler on the night with 11 total stops while junior defensive end Will Yancey added a sack and two tackles for loss to his four other tackles on the night.
This Friday Night at 7:30 p.m. the Landmark War Eagles will host their home opener as they welcome the No. 10 state ranked Wilkinson County Warriors to Bill Thorn Stadium in Fairburn, Ga.