In a week that has gone from good to bad, has now gone ugly. On the opening kickoff of last Thursday’s district match-up at Gaither, running back/wide receiver Jake Carroll went down with an apparent knee injury. The team’s worst fears were confirmed Friday when the diagnosis was a torn ACL, Carroll will miss the remainder of the season and possibly some spring practices.

It will be up to junior Kendall Pearcey and Nick Green to pick up the slack left behind from Carroll’s injury. The two were dominated by the Gaither defense, with the lone bright spot coming from senior Zack Jones, who had been nursing a sore ankle after an injury in practice, when he rammed his way into the endzone for the lone Warriors score of the evening.

The injury bug hit the team in 2010, when at one point the team was trying to heal 13 players from early season injuries. However, some good came from the injury detour as Carroll was called up to varsity from junior varsity as a replacement kick returner.

Jeff Odom / Sports Editor

7 thoughts on “News gets worse for football, running back Carroll out for season

  1. WE ALL KNOW JAKE IS AN ASSET TO THE TEAM. WE ARE ALL GOING TO HAVE TO STEP UP OUR GAME. ONE OF OUR BACKS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STEP UP AND PLAY WITH PERFECTION.

  2. Although Jake was a major asset to our offence, we have backups that are ready to fill the spot. Also, we still have everyone from our dominating defence healthy and playing. Our team will take a hit, but that doesnt stop us from making due with what we have, and beating Tampa Bay Tech. for the playoff spot.

  3. Jake is a great player it stinks to see him go down. I hope you have a quick recovery. Good luck to the football team on Friday verse Riverview.

  4. Great article! But losing Jake has been very detrimental to the team. I do agree with the above comment that we have players to fill his shoes and I have full faith in them. I just hope Jake heals soon and is ready for next year. On top of that its time for the defense to put the team on our backs…. go Darkside!!!

  5. As we all know, Jake was a very important asset to our team. Although he is out for the rest of the season, we can’t tuck our tails and run away just because one guy got hurt. We still have a shot at making the playoffs and our team has to have faith in our backups.

  6. i thought this was a great article. as a member of the team i know how important of a player Jake is to us. but on the other hand we also have other players who can step up at anytime and perform as needed.

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