Sonny Puletasi learned a lesson during Lawton High's 8-2 regular season — hard work pays off. Puletasi had 12 sacks and 100 tackles for the Wolverines this year, a mark that earned him a spot on the Oklahoman's 2009 All-State team. "It was much better than the year before," Puletasi said. "We improved a lot and I think we shocked a lot of people. That was enough for me. It meant a lot to win those games and have success."
Puletasi hopes to take some of the positives from this year with him to Laramie when practices begin next August. "I got better as a leader," he said. "Last year I didn't even know about leadership. This year I went through a lot with my teammates. Summer workouts and pre-season workouts and I learned a lot."
First Team All State-The Oklahoman
SONNY PULETASI LAWTON Class: Senior Position: Defensive line College choice: Wyoming This season: Puletasi had to be accounted for on every snap. He had 100 tackles and 12 sacks, but that’s only half the story. He also blocked five punts and an extra point, and coach Randy Breeze said Puletasi is one of the best leaders he’s coached. What is your hidden talent?: Playing piano.