It didn’t take long for Littleton High coach Mike Lynn to realize that change was coming. He knew four years ago, the first time he saw quarterback Alex McLaughlin — then a freshman running the wing-T offense for Littleton’s junior varsity team — break free from a sack and sprint for an 80-yard touchdown.
Clearly, McLaughlin was the kind athlete who needed to be set free from the governors of Littleton’s traditional style.
Over the last three seasons, with McLaughlin taking snaps, Littleton has overhauled its offense to change to a fast-paced spread system that has become one of the most prolific in the state and helped the Tigers (12-0) to the Division 6 Super Bowl on Saturday against Cohasset. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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