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Thursday Lunchtime Notes: More Injuries, Paparazzi Alert, Dinner Reminder
Injuries continued to be the story Wednesday as another starting WR went down. Sophomore WR/CB Quincy Carroll - who started last week in the place of injured senior Arvid Isaksen - was sidelined after absorbing a viscous hit from Colter Swords. It appeared that Carroll was very woozy on the sideline and may have suffered a concussion.
The Vikings are down to their third place kicker and third punter as senior Vasya Bogdanoff injured his ankle at a soccer game and is unable to go. It looks as if sophomore Brady Pahukoa will handle the punting duties, and perhaps the sophomore Swords will takeover kickoff and placekicking. Just a guess at this point though.
Other injuries included defensive tackle Taylor Metzger, who has taken on a larger role in recent weeks. Metzger pulled a muscle in his leg and was having a hard time walking. The last remaining original starting WR (out of four) Brandon Preslar sustained what looked to be a scary knee injury and laid on the field for several minutes. Luckily, his knee just "locked-up" due to some loose bodies floating around. It's a re-occuring problem that he has played through all year, and he was back in full contact drills shortly thereafter.
Senior LB Alex Moon is back in full contact drills and will play Friday. Senior WR/K Arvid Isaksen has not been cleared and is likely done for the year, joining WR/QB/S Chameron Lackey, OT/DE Jesse Porter, RB/LB Duke Dolphin and WR/CB Tyler Reside as former starters now sidelined due to major injury. Interestingly enough, I had all six pegged as at least All Wesco honorable mention or better in our preseason picks. That's a lot of talent to lose.
Seniors Brennan Frost and Garek Stuart continue to play through torn knee ligaments, and sport bulky braces. Both will go Friday.
To update the ongoing QB situation, both Jake Nelson and Bryson Daggett worked with the number one offense, but every indication points to another start for the sophomore Nelson: coaches were generally happy about his play at Oak Harbor.
Despite what you may have read in today's daily papers, the big game is tomorrow, 7 pm at LSHS. As you are aware, it is Senior Night, a rivalry game, Autumn Fest, and we will be celebrating the closing of LSHS stadium. My good friend Chris Pratt is flying up with his talented wife Anna Feris to take part in the halftime festivities, so watch out for the paparazzi. Get there early to grab a covered seat, as the forecast calls for heavy rain and wind.
Don't forget, family of players are invited to tonight's team dinner at the Frost residence. If you are lost or something, you can email me at email@example.com for the address. We can't post it because Brennan already has enough stalkers.
All for now.