Lawler checks out Cincy

Lawler checks out Cincy

Scott County is preparing to face the Male Bulldogs tomorrow night with their quarterback Benjamin Lawler helping lead the way. Lawler recently took a trip north to visit the Bearcats.

Scott County is preparing to face the Male Bulldogs tomorrow night with their quarterback Benjamin Lawler helping lead the way. Lawler recently took a trip north to visit the Bearcats.

Benjamin Lawler's stats won't wow you when you look at them on paper. In 13 games, he's got 1320 yards passing and 13 touchdowns. But then you realize he's only thrown five interceptions and he's completing 61 percent of his passes. You also realize he's got seven rushing touchdowns this year and he's led Scott County to ten consecutive victories after an 0-3 start.

"My stats look good, but our offense is very balanced, so I don't need to pass for 200-plus yards a game," said Lawler.

Lawler's efficiency and winning ways have drawn the attention of several programs, including Kentucky and Cincinnati. Vanderbilt has also taken an interest.

"I've been getting a lot of attention from Kentucky. I had great talks with the coaches in pre-game. They are keeping track of Scott County and me through the playoffs," said Lawler.

And what about the Cincinnati visit?

"Coach (Mike) Bajakian really liked my arm and athleticism at Senior Day last summer," said Lawler. "Cincinnati was good. They do a tour of the facility and I had a chance to talk again to the recruiting coordinator and coach (TJ) Weist who recruits Kentucky for Cincinnati. They are watching," he continued.

Lawler will be one of the top signal callers in Kentucky to watch during the 2011 season and the remainder of this year.

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