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12:15 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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LOCKPORT, N.Y.-Friday night Lockport stunned Orchard Park 33-27 on the Quakers home turf. It was the Quakers first loss at home in seven years.  

The Lions did it without starting quarterback Daniel Bronson. He suffered a broken collarbone in the week one win over Starpoint and is out for the season. However that doesn't mean he didn't have an influence on the game's outcome. Junior Tyler Fraass is now starting at quarterback and told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "I played quarterback on JV for two years and that kind of helped me out a little bit, same offense and then Danny was a mentor to me me all the time. He's always helping me out, even when he's injured he's always helping me out so I'm just learning from him. Certain mechanics and stuff like that if I made a mistake he'd tell me what I did wrong, what I need to work on and stuff like that not anything mean just in a positive way."

Now the challenge for the Lions is to prevent a letdown after such a huge win. Head coach Greg Bronson told Stu "that's a real difficult thing because kids are emotional. Consistency is probably one of the major concerns that you have in any athletic setting especially with younger kids. " Bronson said the Lions will try to stick to their same routine and he will continue to have high expectations for his players and his team.

Saturday Lockport is at home against Frontier. It is a huge early season game for both teams. Junior running back Nicholos Hamilton told Stu that "the Falcons defensive line is big, physical. They can come in and make plays and that's what we're expecting. That's why our O-line is practicing right now getting ready."

Kickoff is scheduled for 2-pm as both teams put their unbeaten records on the line.

 

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