Bronson Likes Lions Aggressiveness

Bronson Likes Lions Aggressiveness

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Bronson Likes Lions Aggressiveness

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LOCKPORT, N.Y.-Lockport hosted its annual football scrimmage Saturday morning. The Lions hosted Grand Island, Sweet Home, St. Fancis, Niagara Wheatfield and St. Francis.

Lions head coach Greg Bronson told Two on Your Side’s Stu Boyar “Defensively we were maybe more aggressive than we anticipated and we did a pretty good job of pressuring the quarterback at times. Some of the guys we weren’t sure of in coverage did a pretty good job of staying close to people. So we’re pretty happy with that aspect of it. Offensively I think we were able to pass the ball like we hoped we’d be able to with a returning quarterback.”

Its the first chance teams have to really hit as there are stringent rules about hitting in practice. Senior Dominic Ball said “We can be pretty physical..during practice we don’t really get a lot of hitting..so we don’t know if we’re going to be soft or hard so its nice to know that we can be physical when we need to be.”

Having the chance to compete against Sweet Home seem to boost the Lions spirits. Junior D’andre Jenkins told Stu “I think the defense did better than we thought we were going to do against Sweet Home. We came out and executed like we were supposed to.”

Senior quarterback Tyler Fraas added “We played a very good team in sweet home and I learned that if we play up to our ability we can play with any team.. we had a few good plays we scored a lot on them we played a lot better than I thought we were going against them and they’re a very good team.”

Coach Bronson said the scrimmage is usually a pretty good indicator of what you can expect during the regular season.

“The quality of the competition is what does it for us when you play a Sweet Home, Grand Island and a St. Francis those are all programs that are going to be making some noise at the end of the year and if you can come in and hold your own of course you expect some mistakes you expect to get beat sometimes with that quality of program but it gives you a pretty good barometer of where you are and what you need to do if you want to be in the hunt when its all said and done.”

Lockport opens the regular season Friday night at Lancaster. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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