Lawrence also encouraged his non-starters to step it up as he emphasized that every player was important to the outcome of every game.
“An area we have emphasized this week was our effort on the scout team and the look that they give,” Lawrence said. “The better the picture the scout team gives us in practice the better you will perform on Friday night.”
Glen Rose uses multiple formations on offense and has used two quarterbacks – juniors Colton Lane and Hayden Holder – in its two previous games.
But Lane has played most of the time at QB as he has completed 30 of 50 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
The Tigers leading rusher is Holder, who has gained 58 yards on 11 carries. Carlin Linnaberry is second on the team in rushing with nine carries for 48 yards.
“They move Holder all over the field,” Lawrence explained. “He can play quarterback, tailback, slot receiver. They get in doubles and trips, and they put him at sniffer, which is kind of like a fullback lined up behind and between the guard and tackle.
“They also like to run the counter and a little bit of option, and they throw the ball well. They are well coached and have a good scheme.
“To be successful against them we will have to recognize their formations, and we will have to have sure tackling. We have to make sure we don’t give up the big plays like we did last week.”
Defensively, the Tigers base out of a 3-2 defense and are led by linebacker Senovio Delgarza, who has 21 tackles, including 13 solo stops.
“They will also get into a 4-1 or a 4-2, and again, they are well coached,” Lawrence said. “They have a very good linebacker, and they move to the ball well.
“We will have to execute our offense efficiently and properly to combat what they do well.”