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September 4, 2013

SaberCats adopt new physicality attitude in 2013

Southmoore face Carl Albert in opener

MOORE — Coach Jeff Brickman is looking for a change. Since Southmoore first arrived on the scene, the football team has had a reputation of being skillful, but never physical.

In his second year as the head coach for the SaberCats, Brickman wants to alter that perception.

“I would say we are more physical this year than we’ve ever been before,” Brickman said. “We’ve always been known as a finesse type team with athletes. I really feel like this year there is a different physicality to us.”

After losing in the playoffs in the past to more physically imposing teams such as Jenks and Tulsa Union, Brickman wants his squad to impose their will upon each team they play. He has seen his players adopt that attitude during training.

“There have been some pretty violent practices as far as collisions,” Brickman said. “It is football. It’s a gladiator sport. Maybe this year we are a little bit different in those regards.”

Like any team that is physically imposing, it all starts with the front lines. For the SaberCats, that means the likes of Houston Tyler, Dakota Hynes and Tyler Davis, who are the returning starters on the offensive line.

“We are a very physical team,” Tyler said. “Everybody is firing off the ball. Especially on both lines. I think it’s just the guys that we have. We have a lot of people with a lot of fire. Everybody plays hard. It’s a more physical approach on both sides of the ball. Great competition in practice.”

But Brickman said the transformation began in the offseason.

“I think it comes from our senior leaders who are lineman-type guys,” Brickman said. “Houston Tyler, Tyler Davis. We have a little bit more girth than we’ve had in the past. Also, coach (Spencer) Braggs has done a great job. Last year he took over our weight room. We had a bunch of all-time records go down after this summer. I think that has translated to being more physical on the field.”

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