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State title game: Lauer returns to lineup, reflects on journey

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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:06 pm | Updated: 9:01 am, Sun Dec 1, 2013.

When Trey Lauer had to sit out the state semifinals, and couldn’t even attend Mountain Pointe’s win over Desert Ridge on Monday, for disciplinary reasons, he asked his mom to stop sending text updates because he had faith his teammates.

“I knew I’d get another chance,” he said. “It was too hard.”

The Pride senior linebacker had a solid return to the lineup in Saturday’s 42-19 state championship win over Hamilton as the team’s most emotional player didn’t try to make up for lost time.

“I had to let that game go and stay within myself and do what the team needed,” said Lauer, who had a tackle for loss late in the game as the Pride started to take over. “I had to stay focused.”

As Lauer sat in the locker room in bowels of University of Phoenix Stadium, cutting the tape of his ankles, he reflected on what it meant it to win a title with long time teammates like Jalen Brown and Wesley Payne.

“We all talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do (before freshmen year),” he said. “It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, but even back then we knew Coach Vaughan was going to help us get it done so we ended up here.”

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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