Del City sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson was off to a great start for the Eagles this season, accounting for seven touchdowns and even earning Player of the Week honors last week.
But his season could be over after he suffered a broken collarbone during Friday's 29-20 loss to Ardmore.
Eagles coach Nick Warehime said Saturday that X-rays revealed the injury and he could miss 4-8 weeks.
“I think the whole momentum slipped and we had to regroup a little bit,” Warehime said. “(Wilson's) a dynamic player.”
The Eagles were forced to turn to Colin Watford, who had not taken snaps at quarterback all week due to a hip flexor. Backup quarterback Will Trotter remains sidelined with a broken collarbone that he suffered in Week 2 against Norman North while playing linebacker.
“We almost overcame it, but it's just frustrating,” Warehime said. “We just kind of hung in the game and kept playing through. We just ran out of time.”
Keyshawn Brown had two interceptions for Ardmore, which improved to 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in District 5A-1.
Tigers coach Doug Wendel was impressed with the offense's performance.
“I'm sure that affected their play-calling to some degree, but our offense controlled the clock and controlled the game,” he said about Wilson's injury. “That was by far the best our offense performed all year.”
NORMAN NORTH'S SIPE DOING WELL; CORNWELL'S STATUS UNKNOWN
The most frightening of two scary injuries to Norman North players on Friday night came with good news on Saturday, but the Timberwolves are still waiting to learn the status of star quarterback David Cornwell.
Tight end Tyler Sipe, who injured his neck during a play midway through the fourth quarter, got good reports from doctors Friday night when he was taken to the hospital, calling the injury a strained neck muscle.
Sipe laid facedown on the field for nearly 30 minutes while the Yukon and Norman North athletic trainers examined him and waited for medical personnel to arrive. He was strapped to a back board and moved to a stretcher to be taken across the field to an ambulance.
“He had no problems. Everything checked out good,” Norman North coach Wade Standley said Saturday. “It was real scary, and you never know about those things, so you have to take all of those precautions.”
Cornwell, one of the nation's top quarterback recruits who is verbally committed to Alabama, sustained a knee injury late in the first half in a scramble for a loose ball. He did not return, but was walking on crutches with ice on his knee after the game.
“We should know Monday what's going on in there,” Standley said.
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