Randy Breeze may spend more time around the Lawton High School football team than anyone, but even he is anxious to see just how his Wolverines stack up with the other elite teams in District 6A-4 and that question will start getting answered tonight when No. 10 Southmoore comes to Cameron Stadium tonight to challenge the No. 2 Wolverines.
Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. and a large Homecoming crowd is expected to watch what some media members are calling the No. 4 game in the state this week.
This contest has all the makings of a playoff game with two explosive offenses and one great, active defense. The good news for LHS fans is that "great" defense is the one that the Wolverines put on the field.
Currently the LHS stopping unit is allowing a paltry 7.6 points per game with one shutout. Only one team MacArthur has scored more than one touchdown against the Wolverines. When compared to other 6A programs, Tulsa Union is allowing 7.0 points per game, with LHS second on that list. The LHS defense is also allowing just 217 yards per game, the top mark among 17 Class 6A teams that turn in their stats to one stat tracking system.
"I love how our defense is playing," Breeze said. "Those guys are flying around to the football and making plays. The great thing is our depth. The other night against Choctaw we lose our 'Mike' linebacker (Taylor Wattenbarger) and his backup Brandon Deloach comes in and makes some big plays and we never miss a beat. He called all the signals and showed that he'd been paying attention in practice and had studied film and knew what to do. You have to love that.
"Our depth also allows us to rotate guys in up front and keep them fresh. And our secondary guys are making plays and they are doing it against quality receivers."