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Michigan's top junior shorts prepare for preseason football season

Jack Beno of Detroit Catholic Central launches a pass on the first day of football training on Monday, August 12th. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound quarterback was having a hard time filling in when he replaced Marco Genrich, the injured elder, during the 4th week against the Detroit UD Jesuit. his next three competitions.

Beno's only defeat in four games as a starter was against Orchard Lake St. Mary's, but he only played the start of that competition before falling with an injury all by himself.

Back in full form this fall, Beno will be the favorite to win the Catholic Central quarterback competition and improve the stats line by 40 wins over 68 last year for 580 yards and five touchdowns.

"He is very good on the sporting side," said Central Catholic coach Dan Anderson. "He throws the ball and can run, and he has assumed a leadership role, which is good to see."

"He's not trying to force things," Anderson said. "In the 7-on-7 we played, if things were not there, he'd let go of the ball. That's admirable, because most young QB are trying to force things, and he he did some last year, but he is working on it and making his game even better. "

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