It was enough to keep him out of practice all week, but it couldn't keep him out of the Friday night lights.
"I've been wanting to get pads on so bad all week," the 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior said. "Finally getting to get out here and play the game I love is amazing.
"(The interception) was a great emotional boost. I knew I had to play with no fear. If you play with fear, they'll run over you all night."
Having allowed 30 or more points in three of five games, the Bronco defense still has some work to do, but Prestidge is confident that the improvement will come.
"I feel we're a much better football team than we were the first week of the season," he said. "I think our kids will continue to get better, because they work hard.
"Tonight, we got rocked back on our heels and lost confidence. We'll be all right."