“We don’t like to play our receivers a great deal on defense, but he’s going to have to play a little more on defense,” Breeze said. “We’re expecting him to be a home-run threat on offense. If we can get him double covered, then we’ll open up our running game once people realize what a vertical threat he is.”
Sadler said no matter what the job is, he’s going all in. He’s been working overtime since Lawton was eliminated from last season’s playoffs. Sadler said he works out with the team each morning and then meets with a personal trainer each afternoon.
Breeze said he hopes a reloaded running game and Sadler’s big-play ability will help Lawton improve on its 45 points-per-game average in a 2013 season that only saw one loss, a quarterfinal defeat to Westmoore. Lawton finished 11-1.
“To play hard all season — we worked hard, but when it came to that game, to have some bad things happen and we didn’t really play our best. Ever since that moment, I’ve been pushing myself. I want to win the state championship.”