“They like to pitch it to Robinson on isolation plays and sweeps. They also like to run the belly and trap to the fullback (Zeith Ortiz-Perez), and they like to throw it to No. 4 (Luis Reyes).
But the key is stopping Robinson. He is a big kid (listed at 5-10, 230 pounds) and powerful. He doesn’t have a lot of speed but he is hard to bring down.
“We are going to have to be sure on our tackling and get a lot of people on him. We have to wrap him up. They run so much and their offense is almost the same concept as Castleberry and Burkburnett – they will lull you to sleep with the run and then surprise you with a play-action pass.
“I expect Diamond Hill to hammer us with the I formation and all of a sudden pop a pass to (Reyes). A lot of teams have played Reyes in bump and run, but he still is getting open. The good news is they haven’t competed too many passes in those situations, but he is getting free in the secondary.
“Reyes has some skills and we are going to have to defend him.”
The Eagles’ defense gave up 70 points last week to Kennedale and has allowed 284 points in seven games, which is almost 41 points per game.
Diamond Hill has been lining up in 5-1 and 4-2 defenses.
“In addition I think they will show us some looks defensively that we haven’t seen on film,” Lawrence said. “They have been giving up a lot of points, and hopefully we can put some points on the board.”
The Rams’ offense produced 254 total yards against Castleberry, including 194 through the air, but backtracked last week at Lake Worth with 236 total yards, and only 85 through the air, and five turnovers.