Tonawanda News — TOWN OF TONAWANDA — The Kenmore West football team was young last season and its game plan was no secret: get the ball to running back Alex Price.
And that’s exactly what the Blue Devils, who won five games in 2012, did for most of the season, and Price didn’t disappoint. He carried the ball 178 times for 858 yards in only six games before suffering a season-ending neck injury against Kenmore East in the final week of the season.
Seemingly down and out, Ken West responded the following week against perennial powerhouse Orchard Park in the opening round of the playoffs. The Blue Devils fell to the Quakers, 49-33, but QB Adam From put on a show through the air, throwing for 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 56 attempts.
Ken West coach Rich Harris said Fron’s work in the offseason and the confidence his QB gained from that performance against OP has the Blue Devils feeling good heading into the season in a stacked AA North division.
“We put up the most points on (Orchard Park) of any team last year. I know Jamestown beat them but I think they scored 26 or 27 points,” Harris said. “(Adam has) worked all offseason with the quarterback coach and personal trainers, and he’s just firing the ball. He’s firing lasers and they are just right on the money.
“He takes charge out there, can check out of stuff and can call his own plays on the field depending on what the defense gives us. He’s very intelligent and he knows the game; he knows how to read defenses.”
With seniors Price and Fron returning in the backfield, paired with talented wide outs Nick Wojner, Trent White and Terell Ford at wide receiver, Harris said the Blue Devils should be able to put up points.