LHS, Mac collide in city showdown
At 1-0 and in the Top 5 of their respective rankings, Lawton High and MacArthur enter tonight's clash with nothing less than deep postseason runs on their minds. They'll see where they stand as tonight will be the real first test for either team when they take the turf at Cameron Stadium at 7 p.m.
Last week the Wolverines traveled 333 miles to Salina, Kan., and methodically beat down an overmatched Salina Central team, 49-3. The Highlanders did the same thing on their 93-mile journey to Clinton in a 43-6 win over the then-Class 4A No. 2 Red Tornadoes.
With those warmup games out of the way, the teams get to face each other and what they'll see will make them think they're looking into a mirror.
Both teams are built from the inside-out with big, experienced linemen who are each teams' strength. Mac used its offensive line last year to roll up 468 points in 13 games. The Highlanders only lost one starter from that bunch.
"They've got a good offensive football team from the O-line all the way back to the running back and have multiple things we've got to stop," Lawton High head coach Randy Breeze said. "We've got a very good defense, they've got a good offense. They're going to win some (plays), we're going to win some. I think it's a game everyone is really going to enjoy watching."