Hamlin football coach Russell Lucas and quarterback Braydin Warner haven’t always seen eye to eye. In fact, there was a point when Warner was in seventh grade that Lucas had to send a message to his now sophomore standout.
“When he was a seventh-grader, he was a little hard-headed, so I sent him down there with the offensive linemen for two days and put another kid at quarterback,” Lucas said. “We laugh about that now, but he didn’t think that was very funny when he was in seventh grade.”
Lucas and Warner can look back at that moment with levity now because of the growth the quarterback has made in virtually every area since. And after watching Warner guide the Pied Pipers to a 10-game winning streak last season as a freshman, Lucas won’t likely have to worry about leadership from his quarterback position anytime soon.