LITTLE CYPRESS — LITTLE CYPRESS – Hail, Sezer. Well met.
The Port Neches-Groves defense will have its hands full trying to meet Little Cypress-Mauriceville running back Alex Sezer well and keep him contained. The explosive back is committed to Texas A&M and may be the fastest player in District 20-4A.
“It’s pretty much all eyes on No. 21 (Sezer) for us,” PN-G head coach Brandon Faircloth said. “We have to contain that guy. He can score at any point. No one has anyone who can catch him. Livingston has Chevoski Collins and he couldn’t catch him. If he gets out there, it’s a touchdown in every district game. There is no one that can run down a guy who made the state track meet in the 100.”
Sezer will certainly be a big key in The Port Arthur News Game of the Week, as PN-G travels to LC-M in 20-4A play. But, there are plenty of other storylines.
First among them, though, is the talented Sezer. The senior is second in the district in rushing yards with 81 carries for 450 yards and seven TDs. He also starts on defense and was a key part of LC-M’s lone victory this season, a 35-20 upset over Coldspring-Oakhurst a week after the Trojans beat La Marque.
Sezer had 109 yards rushing and three TDs that week and added another 131 yards and two TDs in last week’s 42-35 loss to Livingston.
“He’s going to get 20 touches,” Faircloth said. “They’re going to get him 25 chances to score. You have to keep him in front of you. We have to gang tackle and race to the football. You can go four plays stopping him and then he goes 80. We don’t have anyone who can do that.”
Though they couldn’t finish it off, LC-M tried to come back against Livingston last week, rallying late in the game to get in position to tie it before time ran out.