Spread'em out and let'er rip.
Klein (Texas) Forest coach Kenneth Hammick struck gold when sophomore quarterback Ford Lakin got his arms around his spread offense.
"I was a little worried going into the season," Hammick said. "But he has
played well. He's like 19 for 32 with eight touchdowns. That's a pretty good
average. He has all the intangibles a quarterback needs. Put that with our
receivers and you've got a coaches' dream."
The emergence of Lakin (6 feet, 175 pounds) has been anticipated for several
"The coaches have been waiting for Ford since the seventh grade," Northland
Christian defensive tackle Mark Wilson said. Wilson transferred from Klein
Forest last year.
Leading his team to an early 3-0 record, Lakin isn't surprised by his success.
"Everything is going as planned," he said.
Lakin attended Texas A&M and LSU's camps last summer as well as Peyton
Manning's Passing Camp. While it's early, he currently favors LSU, Texas A&M, Texas
Tech and Georgia.
Hammick's offense is centered around Lakin and a corps of talented receivers.
Leading the unit is LaMarcus Bogany - a 6-5, 245-pound tight end with a
Dajleon Farr body. Bogany is joined by junior Johnathan Wilson (6-3, 185-pounds), who has four touchdowns this season. Jason Perez, Angelo Traylor and Jeovany Ortega round out the talented group.
"We spread it out and we can go four wides with a tight end," Hammick said.
"We make it tough to match up with us. Wilson will be recruited by everyone. He
has beaten out several talented seniors receivers. He's also a talented point
guard for our basketball team."
Bogany is the school's major Division I prospect this season. He is receiving
calls from Texas Tech, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas and Central Florida.