– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Lawton Eisenhower went on the road and got a big win over Woodward in a game that didn’t finish until after midnight. The Eagles had to deal with a lengthy weather delay before they could finish up before 1AM. The delay didn’t slow down quarterback and defensive back RJ Fisher, who torched Woodward for over 400 yards of total offense. Fisher’s performance was dominant and earns him this week’s OKPreps staff pick for Player Of The Week.
“You can’t say enough about RJ,” head coach Mike Burris said. “Sometimes, you have a player that does that on offense or defense or on special teams, but never all three.”
Fisher dominated the game with five total touchdowns. He ran for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns while adding over 100 yards and a touchdown in the air. He also terrorized Woodward’s offense by coming up with three interceptions on defense. One of those interceptions, Fisher would take back for a touchdown.
“RJ Fisher is one of the best all around athletes to ever come through Eisenhower,” Burris said. “He is the reason we are 3-0 in district play. RJ is such a competitor and leader on the field. RJ is invaluable to this team.”
Burris might be right when he refers to Fisher as one of the best all around athletes at Lawton Ike. Fisher is also a standout on the basketball team. He played a role in their state championship back in 2015. He’s also helped lead the Eagles to the state tournament. The Eagles have their sights set on making the football playoffs this year.
After six consecutive losing seasons, the Eagles have what it takes to make the 5A playoffs this year for the first time since 2011. And with a game breaker like Fisher, the Eagles will have a good shot.
The weather delay couldn’t slow down Fisher and the Eagles. In fact, it probably helped this week’s Player Of The Week.
“They handled the delay really well. The starters got off their feet and got some rest. RJ laid down and just relaxed. He had told me he was really tired. It worked to our advantage and when we came back out, RJ just took over.”