Quintaz Struble's remarkable career ended in bitter disappointment.
The senior and Oklahoman All-State defensive end suffered a torn MCL in Heritage Hall's regular-season finale against Kingfisher and missed all of the Chargers' playoff games, including their 14-7 loss to Cascia Hall in the semifinals.
“I was definitely disappointed in it,” Struble said. “But I know God does things like this for a reason and it's all for the best.”
Now, Struble turns his focus toward the future. He had an offer from Colorado State, but with the school's recent coaching change, his offer is on hold.
“I should find out here soon whether I have the offer or not,” Struble said. “The new coach wants to look at film over the offers they already had and see if he wants them or not.”
Struble is also considering Wyoming, and if the Division I rout doesn't work out, he said he will go to a junior college and work his way up.
Struble recorded 62 tackles and eight sacks during his senior season when he was healthy. As a junior, Struble made 104 tackles and 15 sacks.
Struble's injury was one of several that Heritage Hall suffered through during the playoffs.
“I don't regret anything,” he said of his senior season. “In my heart, I always believe we are No. 1.