Spread offense forces defense to change
Posted: October 18th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
By Travis Lazarczyk
It was a subtle move, but it may have been the key to victory for the Lawrence High School football team when it played Cony High last Friday night.
The Rams arrived in Fairfield as the top passing team in the Pine Tree Conference Class A, averaging just over 42 points per game. To counter Cony's high-scoring spread offense, the Bulldogs tweaked their defense. Josh Doolan, normally a linebacker, played safety. The move gave Lawrence an extra man to drop into coverage, and it worked. Doolan intercepted Cony quarterback Ben Lucas twice, and the Bulldogs won 27-6.