LHS, Ike open district play tonight
After MacArthur's big win over Northwest Classen on Thursday, Lawton High and Eisenhower take to the gridiron tonight in two very different situations.
The Wolverines host 0-3 Puntam City West at Cameron Stadium at 7 p.m. while the Eagles travel to No. 7 Midwest City.
Wolverines home again
For the third straight week, Lawton High plays at the friendly confines of Cameron Stadium. This game will be the first district game for the 2-1, sixth-ranked Wolverines, however. Their first district matchup is a PC-West team that has scored just 32 points in three games, all of which the Patriots lost.
They lost to then-Class 5A No. 10 Del City, 44-23, in Week 1 and followed that up with losses to their intracity brethren. PC-North won, 21-0, and Putnam City won, 10-9, last week.
"I think it's a football team that is improving every week," Lawton High head coach Randy Breeze said. "They started the season a lot better than they were last year. Their defense will have trouble matching up with our offense, but a lot of defenses will. They're a team that is getting better."
Much like Sapulpa, a team LHS dispatched 61-21 last week, the Patriots run a multiple set offense. They run a lot of the spread offense with their favorite set being four-wide receivers with three on one side. A lot of their plays come out of zone-read concepts that colleges like Auburn and Texas A&M like to run.
"That's one of the things that is popular right now, but we don't like that stuff," Breeze said of the zone read. "A majority of the high school teams we play will run it. It presents a problem, but football still boils down to blocking and tackling."