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September 21, 2012

Kenmore West QB Fron is growing into the role

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KENMORE —

At 1-2, the season hasn’t gone as well as the Devils would like — although the two losses were against perennial powerhouses from Jamestown (27-8) and Sweet Home (28-6), with a 21-14 win against Hutch Tech sandwiched in between.

Fron’s first varsity start came in the extremely hostile Astroturf stadium in Jamestown, and Harris couldn’t fault his rookie for looking like a deer in headlights.

“That’s a tough place to play for anyone,” Harris said.

Fron’s stats through three games are respectable if somewhat pedestrian, although skewed by the level of competition.

He’s completed 18 of 42 pass attempts for 222 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed 18 times for 47 yards and another score.

“As a quarterback, you want to complete all of your passes, make all of the correct reads and put the ball exactly where it needs to be,” Fron said. “I’m working on it.”

And while Harris is happy with what he’s seen so far from his quarterback, he knows that plenty of upside remains. The coach knows that Fron will only get better with time.

“He’s got to throw a little better,” Harris said. “He needs a little more arm strength, his mechanics have to get a little better, and he has to be able to make his reads quicker. But he’s only played in three varsity games — those are all things that come with experience. He’s definitely got all of the tools to succeed.”

 

 

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