Three questions: Fruitport football

Nich Wolak • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM

The Fruitport football team was on the outside looking in at the playoffs last season, finishing 5-4.

Earlier this week, coach Greg Vargas addressed some of the key issues his team is facing if they want to return to the postseason.

Can you find the guy at quarterback after graduating senior Luc Kostamo?

Vargas: “We have a really robust competition going on with our quarterbacks. We have two junior quarterbacks (Jared Wierengo and Antonio Flores), which in the future will be really nice because these guys will have lots of game experience, but as they’re starting their tenure as quarterbacks as juniors they have no varsity experience. That’s going to be a big item for us. Lucky for us we have two athletic kids, who can do a lot of different stuff. They’re smart kids, and they’re good athletes and nice kids, and all that stuff. So we have a really nice product to work with, but they do lack a little bit in the way of experience. But I also think that both of them are gamers. One of them has played varsity basketball (Flores), one of them has played varsity baseball (Wierengo), and they have been successful. So I think those things — from a mental toughness standpoint, not being lost in a moment or anything — I think those things will serve them well. So we’re excited about that.”

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