Froud Improves Passing
August 16, 2012
QUARTERBACK LEARNS BETTER MECHANICS DURING SUMMER CAMPS
Greenland football coach Lee Larkan has, at times, had to remind Darian Froud his primary job as the team’s starting quarterback is to throw the football, not run with it.
COACH: Lee Larkan
LAST SEASON: 9-3
RETURNING STARTERS: Offense 5, Defense 5
POINTS SCORED PER GAME: 29.6
POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME: 17.0
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH: Darian Froud (Sr., QB, 6-2, 198); Evan Johnson (Sr., RB, 6-0, 175); Calvin Giddens (Jr., RB, 5-10, 205).
DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kellin Lee (Sr., LB, 6-3, 225); Evan Johnson (Sr., S, 6-0, 175).
KEEP AN EYE ON: Evan Johnson. The senior has the speed and size to make big plays, but Greenland coach Lee Larkan would like to see the safety cut down on his mistakes and anchor the secondary.
OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK: The Pirates have plenty of skill players, but it remains to be seen if a rebuilt offensive line can provide enough protection for the offense to take advantage of its speed.
DEFENSIVE OUTLOOK: Greenland’s linebacker corps is beginning to come together, and the team has a chance to have another solid defense if its defensive line takes shape.
SEASON OUTLOOK: The Pirates enter the season with lofty expectations following last year’s 9-3 finish, and with Darian Froud returning at quarterback, much of the team’s success will depend on how well the offensive and defensive lines do.
KEY GAME: Nov. 2 at West Fork. Froud said Greenland’s players feel they have something to prove in Class 3A, and they could do that with a win at rival West Fork in the final game of the regular season.
QUOTING COACH LARKAN: “These guys, their expectations are high. Them selling themselves short is never a problem. They’re very confident in themselves. If we can get that contained and understand that the ability is fine, but we’ve got to have the work ethic to go with it. And they’ve pretty well come with that most days.”
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