Now, Landmark has its sights set on not just protecting home field but getting some revenge against Wilkinson County.
Last season, the War Eagles traveled to Irwinton and were dominated by the Warriors. Landmark did run for 189 yards on 34 carries but were held to just 61 passing yards in their first-ever meeting with Wilkinson County.
In the 2013 opener, the War Eagles traveled to Savannah and defeated Calvary Day again with a 30-22 triumph. (Landmark also edged the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs last year.)
Senior running back Darius Smith rushed for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Stockton McGuire also ran for a score and passed for 133 yards. Junior Sam Dobbs had nine receptions for 87 yards. Linebacker William Higbie forced a fumble and fellow senior Nolan Bryant, a defensive back, added an interception.
The War Eagles defeated Athens Christian 26-7 last Friday while Wilkinson County fell 41-32 to Wilcox County. McGuire threw a TD and ran for a score.
The Langston Hughes Panthers will also play their first home game of the season this Friday. The Panthers will host Luella, which they defeated 27-7 last season. In that contest, Langston Hughes scored three rushing touchdowns, intercepted four passes and recovered two fumbles.
Last Friday, the Panthers met Creekside in an emotional contest due to the death of Creekside’s DeAntre Turman. Langston Hughes fell short 16-14. Meanwhile, the Seminoles will travel to Westlake.
Elsewhere, Tri-Cities continues a three-game home stand with Banneker coming to The Doghouse. The Bulldogs have won the last three matchups. Hapeville Charter continues a three-game road trip, visiting North Springs.