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Lawton High NoteBook / Week 6

Run-stuffing defense

The first three games of the season saw Lawton High give up rushing totals of 229, 224 and 178 yards to Salina (Kan.) Central, MacArthur and Sapulpa.

That looked to be Lawton High's weakness even though it went 2-1 in those games because neither Central nor Sapulpa had any other viable offensive strategy.

Fast forward two weeks and it seems that weakness has been solved. Putnam City West rushed for 68 yards on 53 carries and Enid posted just 38 yards on 27 carries.

For even more perspective LHS gave up 631 yards on 144 carries (4.4 yards per carry) in its first three games. In the next two it was 106 on 80 carries (1.3 per tote).

"Obviously we're playing better defensively up front," LHS head coach Randy Breeze said. "We've made changes up front to get more people in the box and tighten down. We put in a Bear-front (46 defense) and a few more linebacker blitzes than in the past. Generally, we're just playing better football."

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