Harris Throws for 261 yards; Cooper-Falls Scores 3 Touchdowns
Highly-regarded signal caller who will bring energy and a reputation as a hard worker to the Bears' program at a key position this fall.
High School: Was 78-for-149 for 749 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Joel Wells at Springfield's Kickapoo High ... Also had 419 rushing yards and 6 TDs on the ground ... Earned all-district and all-conference honors his senior year while serving as team captain ... Team was 6-4 overall and 5-1 in the Ozark Conference in 2011 ... Completed 23-of-44 passes for 391 yards and 5 scores as a junior to go with 101 rushing yards ... Earned team most-improved honors in 2010 ... Was injured for his sophomore season ... Also was a four-year starting pitcher on the Chiefs' baseball team.
Personal: Alexander Michael Lawson was born 1/19/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Mike and Kelli Lawson of Battlefield, Mo. ... Has a brother, Christopher ... Grandfather Benny was Alex's offensive coordinator at Kickapoo ... Plans to major in Economics.