"When I lost Levi we were going to be more of a running team this year and the cornerstone of that was going to be Laythen," Sawyer said. "We were planning on looking at some Wildcat, and he won't be able to play, so ... We haven't decided who would be quarterback, but Laythen was not going to be off the field."
Buffalo finished 7-4 after the Bison lost in the first round of the playoffs to eventual Class A state champion Wahama.
The Bison's success this season was going to be based heavily on the performance of Good, which means Sawyer has a lot of work to do.
"We lost two players basically," he said. "I know a lot of players start both ways in high school. You can't replace a Levi Jordan and you can't replace a Laythen Good.
"Somebody said you're always an injury away from being mediocre. At least we have time to fix it.
"We'll have to move people around. In single-A it's harder on us because we have less players and we're going to be young anyway."
Sawyer is entering his 12th season as head coach at Buffalo with a career record of 72-45-1.
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