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2020 Kentucky QB Fristoe Headed to Diamond Bowl

“It’s amazing to me that I was one of the 8th graders chosen from over 3200 nominations to play with some of the best talent in the country,” said Fristoe. “I love to play football; and to get to play in this atmosphere is so exciting.”

Fristoe is a 5’11, 150 pound right-handed quarterback who threw for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns during his seven-game season this year. While those numbers are promising, Fristoe took a lot more away from this season than statistics.

“I learned a lot this season.” He continue, “My team had gone undefeated since third grade and we lost three games in a row this year. It was really hard for us to lose but we worked hard to pull together as a team and figure out what we needed to do to get better.”

Like all winners, Fristoe and his team pulled together and won their final game of the season to 4-3. They started the season 3-0.

“We had to step up and fight through the hard times. I think it made us stronger as a team and we became better players by the end of the season,” Fristoe said.

Fristoe’s talents have obviously gotten him noticed, and now that the season is over, the All-American game is next on the horizon for the young quarterback.

There are a number of goals that Fristoe pointed to when he talked about the game, but the biggest thing for him is representing his hometown and showing why he deserved the invite.

“My goal in the All-American game is to do everything I can to help my team win and make my hometown of Paducah, Kentucky, proud,” Fristoe said. “I also want to improve my skills and learn as much as possible so I can be the best player I can be for the Diamond Bowl Game and for my high school team next year.”

After performing at a high level for Paducah Middle School this season, Fristoe has proved to be arguably one of the top players in the state of Kentucky for the class of 2020. The Diamond Bowl All-American game will give him a chance to prove that, and he’s looking forward to the opportunity.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting new players and coaches, and playing on a team with talent from all around the United States,” Fristoe said. “It is pretty cool to know players from different states, and keep up with each other. I really think the experience is going to be amazing.”

Read the article on Youth 1's website here.

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