Sawyer Leads All Saints to SPC Title

Foster Sawyer helped All Saint to an SPC title in his first year in the program.

Foster Sawyer made one of the tougher decisions of his young life earlier this year when he decided to transfer from class 4A state-power Aledo to Ft. Worth All Saints. Sawyer competed in spring drills with the Bearcats and also played baseball as a standout third basemen.

However, he felt that he needed to find a different setting that best fit him and his family and he decided to make the transfer near the end of the school year. The decision looks like it worked out for the best as he's already helped the Saints to an 11-0 record and helped bring home an SPC championship in his first year as the starting quarterback with a 60-50 win over Houston St. John's.

"It was awesome, I honestly can't put it to words, it hasn't hit me," Sawyer said. "Playing with the seniors was bittersweet; I'm going to miss playing with those guys. I just love my teammates and coaching staff. It was just a year I'll never forget my whole life, being victorious at the end made it even better."

Sawyer had a big year in his first year at All Saints, throwing for 2,751 yards with 31 touchdowns. He saved his best game for the title game when he completed 25-of-30 passes for 454 yards and 6 scores in the win and although he's unsure if it was his best game overall, he was pleased with his effort.

"I think so, I guess I did but who's to say what my best game is, it's not all about stats," he said. "But, stats wise it was my best game."

There was plenty of concern in pregame warm-ups with windy conditions and Sawyer and his receivers weren't clicking.

"I was frustrated with myself at first but I told the guys and told them it was my bad in the pre-game and I'll get it down and there's nothing to worry about, it's just part of it," he said. "We've played in a windy game before; it's just part of football."

All Saints' 60 points in the game was their second highest total on the season. Sawyer and his offensive teammates knew that with a tough St. John's offense that grinds the clock, when the opportunities came they knew that had to make the most of them.

"Our whole mentality was to throw the first punch and our defense threw the first punch and did what they needed to do in the first half," Sawyer said. "They came out lights out and our offense said we have to take advantage and score. St. John's ran the veer and it keeps off the field so we took advantage and didn't have any three and outs and every time we got a chance we had to put some kind of points on the board. St. John's is a good team and our defense nearly shut them out in the first half."

Sawyer was one of several big name prospects who attended TCU's game last weekend against Kansas State. Visiting a TCU game is nothing new for Sawyer, he attends just about every home game but this game caught his attention more than the others had ever before.

"It was awesome, the Tech game was crazy too but I could see that TCU is finally getting the respect they deserve," Sawyer said. "It was a big stage and it was a great atmosphere and even my brother, who is a graduate from there, said he wished they had that before. He said the students would leave at halftime before because TCU would have blowouts. But, it was a big stage and it's definitely something I think about; I like it a lot over there."

What did he think of the Frogs' performance?

"I think they played really well. If you really watch TCU they never really get blown out, ever," he said. "The adversity that they've had this year I think they've done a really good job, Coach Patterson has done a really good job. K-State I think is the best team in college football. TCU definitely has something going' they're going to be much better next year because of how young they are this year."

Although he cheered for the Frogs, Sawyer said it was a cool experience to see a Heisman finalist, Wildcat quarterback Collin Klein.

"It was cool to see him play in that atmosphere and see how he responds to adversity," he said. "Not everything goes his way; you get to see him live and how he carries himself. He's a good leader and fun player to watch."

Sawyer briefly spoke with the TCU coaches following the game and he looks forward to talking to them more now that his season is over.

"I didn't really impose on them, I just said hi and made an appearance," he said. "I'm going to start calling them more now that the season is over and I have that ring. Now, I can start focusing on something that I personally want to achieve. I can finally focus on that now."

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