“(Quarterback) Caleb (Acosta) needs to make his reads and throw to the proper guy,” Lawrence explained. “He got a little impatient last week.
“Part of that was because we had to come from behind and Caleb was trying to make some big plays, but in the last series(of the Lake Worth) game Caleb was hitting the open man and moving the offense down the field.
“That is what our offense is based off of. We have to take what the defense allows us to take. I feel we will be better (today).”
Lawrence said he was pleased overall with the Rams’ special teams, although he did acknowledge Lake Worth ran kicks back too far to his liking.
“We have gotten decent field position out of our return teams,” he said. “I was a little bit disappointed in our kickoff team last week, and especially after the safety when we had to kick from our own 20-yard line. Lake Worth got a good return off that.
“We also gave up a long return when we had a man pinned deep. It reminded me of the Hirschi game when we had the return man locked up but just didn’t tackle him (before returning the ball for a touchdown). But we have corrected that in practice and hopefully that will translate to (today’s) game.
“But our punt team was outstanding last week as Chris (Rapp) put two or three kicks inside the 10-yard line.
“I also hope we can get a few kick and punt returns against Diamond Hill. We know they are going to pooch-kick the ball and we will have to adjust to that.
“Special teams are a crucial part of every game, and it is a part we plan to win.”