Having won the Southwest Preparatory Conference title going 11-0 a year ago, many wondered if the Saints of at Fort Worth All Saints could be any better in 2013.
The answer so for is yes, as they have picked up right where they left off behind TCU quarterback recruit Foster Sawyer. After throwing for 2,725 yards and 31 touchdowns a year ago, Sawyer in 2013 has thrown for 1,243 yards and 19 touchdowns with just one interception.
Its awesome to have a player that caliber of Sawyer, coach Aaron Beck said. Even in practice when we go into our tempo series, we let him call it and he does a great job of it. That is something we handed to him this year that we didnt last year. Hes just one of those kids thats able to make those type of throws a lot of kids arent able to.
What makes Sawyers number even more remarkable is hes basically played on 10 quarters as his team has blown out three of its first four opponents. They have put up scores of 70, 64, 56, and 58 points in their contests as they accumulated over 2,600 yards
It makes it kind of hard not being able to play the whole game, but it just makes me practice that much harder, Sawyer said. We practice really hard all the time and we just have to make sure we're ready for all four quarters. Once I get into the zone, I dont pay attention to the score or how long I play. I just want to go out there and do the best I can for however long Im in the game.
Sawyers personal goal wasnt to throw any interceptions, which went out the window in last week's battle with Dallas St. Marks, but he is always focused on the bigger task at hand.
Honestly my first goal is to win a ring, Sawyer said. It doesnt matter who does what each game as long as we get the win. We mentally dont think about last season, this is a new season and we are playing one team, one play, one yard at a time. Weve got a lot of leaders on the team and they know what they have to do for us to win.
That was evident on Friday at St. Marks as they team fell behind for the first time this year and was also the only game they were behind in last year.
We talk about playing four quarters no matter who were playing, Beck said. Its one of those years on paper we look like the favorite but we try to underplay that each week and play to our level and not come out and have a flat week. The kids have done a really good job of doing that through the first four games.
There are also plenty of weapons on this year's team. Sawyer has completed passes to 12 different players, led by Blaze Moorehead who has 22 receptions for 396 yards and 10 scores. Kendall Adams has hauled in 17 passes for 388 yards and five scores.
This year everyone is contributing and that comes with our senior class, Sawyer said. Everyone can play and they arent just starting because they are seniors. Everyone put in a lot of effort and if they try shut down one person there are others who can step up. Were just going to keep on doing what were doing.
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