Southwestern's Drew Sawyer named athlete of the week

Published: Sep. 6, 2018 at 3:04 PM EDT
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"When you're running, you always look there, but when it pops open it's beautiful," said Southwestern High School quarterback Drew Sawyers.

It only took a few seconds for Sawyers to make an impact in Friday night's game against Madison Central.

"You know it's electrifying to see the first one get in the endzone and give us momentum," said Southwestern's head coach Larry French. "Anytime that you can start the game off like that, you know it puts a little fire under them."

The Southwestern quarterback put a fire under his team, leading the Warriors to a 26-7 win, and he did it with just 36 passing yards, not the typical stat for a QB on a winning team.

"Yeah I don't think many throw for 36 yards, but I try to use my feet as much as I can," said Sawyer.

"He's versatile, that's for sure," agreed French. "He can run and we try to put the ball in his hands and let him do something positive with it."

He did a lot positive on Friday, rushing for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

"You know he can throw the ball and we've got some capable receivers that can catch the ball and put it in the endzone," said French. "So we've got kind of a dual threat there. He can throw or run."

"Teams have to watch out for the throw and the run, and if a quarterback can do that it's pretty deadly," said Sawyer.

With Friday's win, Southwestern improved to 3-0 on the season