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Norton's Jake Fling carries the second play of the game for a long touchdown against Mogadore in the first quarter of a high school football game in Aug. 2013, in Mogadore. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Norton's Jake Fling carries a pass for three yards and is brought down by Kent Roosevelt's Robert Moore in the second quarter of a game at Kent Roosevelt High School in Nov. 2013, in Kent. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
CLEVELAND: They are slowly becoming Cleveland’s Odd Couple, the Indians’ 57-year-old manager and the Cavs’ 31-year-old shooting guard. On the surface, Terry Francona and J.R. Smith seem to have little in common. But there is an admiration and respect between them that they hope will soon blossom into more — as soon as their schedules allow.