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October 18, 2013

Rams face tough test at Lake Worth

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“We have to continue to finish drives, and we still need to eliminate turnovers.”

For the second time this  season the Rams will play on a grass surface, but Kittrell Stadium is known for having the smoothest, tightest surface in the Metroplex.

“That field is always in good shape and the recent rain won’t affect it,” Lawrence said. “I expect it to be in really good shape again this year.”

Sometimes coaches can sound cliche’ when addressing the importance of special teams play.

But special teams proved not only a factor last week, but was also a highlight on both sides of the ball.

The Rams stayed in the game thanks to a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by DaShawn Hicks, and Castleberry won the game on a late field goal.

And even after the field goal, Hicks almost ran another kickoff back on the ensuing kickoff.

Lawrence feels special teams could once again play a large role in the outcome of the contest.

“The way I would prepare for DaShawn is easy – I just wouldn’t kick the ball to him,” Lawrence chuckled.”But seriously, we work hard on special teams, and it’s a huge part of the game.

“Sometimes special teams go absolutely unnoticed, and at other times when you get a bad snap, miss a field goal or they run a punt back like Hirschi did against us and special teams stick out. Or like we saw last week.

“Except for the Hirschi game, we have been solid in special teams. I have been real proud of those kids, and hopefully we will continue to do well in those areas.”

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