Coming off their second consecutive semi-finals appearance the Landmark football team is excited to get the 2013 campaign started.
“We lost a good number of graduating seniors that heavily contributed to our success the last couple of seasons, but we are blessed to have quality upper class leadership returning along with freshman and sophomore classes filled with the type of young men our program is built upon,” said assistant coach Durand Rice.
Leading the defense from his linebacker position this season will be a four year starter and Preseason All State A nominee William Higbie.
Higbie has been the leading tackler for the War Eagles each of his previous three seasons.
The defensive line will be paced by college prospect Will Yancey. The junior has worked hard to fight back from an injury that cut his season short last year.
The secondary will be directed by senior Nolan Bryant who has started at just about every skill position available on both offense and defense for Landmark.
On the offensive side of the ball sophomore Stockton McGuire will return for his second season as the starting quarterback and looks to grow and build off of the more than respectable numbers he helped the War Eagles put up last year.
In the backfield with McGuire will be the explosive senior Darius Smith who won a state championship this spring in the 4x400 meter relay and placed third nationally in the USATF National Jr Olympics in the 400 meter hurdles.
Senior Center Michael Johnson will control the trenches this season and lead a young but very tough and smart group of offensive linemen.