Lawton High hosts Sapulpa tonight in non-district test
It only took three weeks, but Lawton High finally gets to play a school roughly its size. LHS welcomes Sapulpa to Cameron Stadium tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Chieftains come in with a 1-1 record having followed up a 50-13 loss at home to Choctaw with a 55-0 win at Class 5A Tulsa Hale. That loss is something Wolverine fans should pay attention to since LHS travels to Choctaw in Week 10 for what will definitely be a game that determines homefield in at least the first round of playoffs.
Sapulpa is coached by Mike Gotschh who was the head coach at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas for three seasons starting in 2007. The NAIA school went 3-27 in Gotschh's three seasons. Since then he's been at Sapulpa, which is coming off consecutive 6-5 seasons with a loss in the first round of the playoffs.
"They are very well-coached," LHS head coach Randy Breeze said. "(Gotschh is) an offensive guy. He was a good college quarterback in his day."
Gotschh's offense put up nearly 30 points per game last season and with his varied formations that range from the I-Formation to no-back sets, Lawton High will have to stay on its toes. Rush defense has been a concern for the Wolverines through two games.
"I know it wasn't a very strong opponent, but still if you hang 55 on somebody, then the offense has potential to put points on the board," Breeze said.