Lewis: More focus, less hype

Two different roads traveled, but in Texas 5A football all roads lead to Reliant Stadium for a double-header showdown. The late game features Fort Bend Hightower vs. Allen. The Hurricanes have not been defeated up to this point and want to go ahead take it all. What will it take? TexasPrepInsider's Ahmard Vital talked with linebacker Shaun Lewis briefly to get his take on this week's big game…

Fort Bend Hightower has been one of the big headlines for the year as the Hurricanes have an undefeated record heading into the 5A Division I state finals game. Of course on the other side, Hightower's opponent, Allen, has grabbed some attention along the way as well. The Eagles' playoff win over the state's top team, Euless Trinity, was a big statement.

With all of these milestones in place, the setting for a great state game this weekend at Reliant Stadium is already in place. And with that comes plenty of exposure and publicity. But things have been toned down a bit over at Hightower.

According to Fort Bend Hightower linebacker Shaun Lewis, this week has been a week of working on concentration.

"It's been a lot of focus going on this week in practice," Lewis said. "We are trying to get away from all of the hype and just focus on what have to do to win the game. We want to try and eliminate mistakes."

Even though Lewis was already aware that Allen was a solid team, after watching film he got to see things a little closer.

"They (Allen) have explosive athletes on both sides of the ball," Lewis said. "They are really good so we will all have to do our jobs to win this game."

The Hurricanes are coming off a big 28-7 win over San Antonio Clark to land themselves in the state game. Through this postseason, Leis has been 

And even though Lewis was referring to the entire Hurricane team, he feels that one side of the ball will need to bring more to the table than the other.

"I feel like the ‘D' will need to play the best game we have all season," Lewis said. "We need to be sure and do well and keep our offense out there on the field. If we can keep them (Hightower offense) out there, then we should be successful."


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