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Burghers depend on Frye's talent, will to win

"I just knew we had to play our hearts out and go for a win," he said. "When it got down to the last shot, I wanted to be the one to take it - I really don't feel the pressure much at all."

Perhaps this is true because of the depth of his experience. With his father Bobby Frye serving for many years as an athletic trainer at Warrensburg High School, Brendan used to attend most all Varsity sports practice sessions. After the Varsity players were done with their work, Brendan would step out on the hardwoods or football field and imitate what he'd seen.

By fifth grade, he was a productive member of a travel basketball team. Two years later, he was a standout on the Modified basketball team which lost only two games during his tenure. The group had chemistry as well as talent.

As an eighth grader, Brendan was moved up into Junior Varsity basketball. Then in 9th grade, he was drafted for Varsity, but he decided to step back to Junior Varsity for more playing time - and to be able to play ball with his friends.

By his Sophomore year, Brendan was a starting guard on Varsity, and he teamed up with 1,000-point scorer Alex Quigan for a formidable inside-outside game.

Last year's high point, Frye said, was beating Berlin in the Sectional playoffs, and advancing to the Glens Falls Civic Center for tournament quarterfinals.

Football this year also had its high points for Brendan, whether it was a 103-yard fumble return for a touchdown, or two 90-plus-yard kickoff returns.

Frye was not only quarterback, leading his team in yardage both on the ground and in the air, but he was a defensive stalwart and the special teams star - for which he won the school's Iron Man award.

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