The hits just keep coming for Sanford Seminole. In a season that seemed to be full of promise despite the squad losing all 11 defensive starters, everything has taken a turn for the worst.
The players have kept a tremendously positive attitude, but it has to be grinding at the psyche of this bunch that has started out 0-2 for the first time since 2006, and has already lost four major impact players to injury.
The M*A*S*H list after two games has to be depressing for first-year head coach Rob Vite. Five vital members of this year’s team have already missed one or both games, and two of them – ATH Alex Jones and DB Solomon Hardy – are most likely gone for the season. Senior WR Brandon Cash also missed the Oviedo game with a concussion.
One of the top players in the state for the Class of 2013 – slot back Ronnie Moore – is hoping he will be back in four weeks. He said the injury, which happened in the Kickoff Classic game against DeLand, was just as painful as it sounds.
“It was really painful at first, but not really now,” Moore said. “I pulled my butt muscle [gluteus maximus] and also chipped a piece of bone off on my hip.”
He still played in the Seminoles’ first game against Oak Ridge, but he then pulled the muscle again at practice last Thursday getting prepared for the Oviedo game. Now he’ll rest it more thoroughly.
“ I’ll be back in like three weeks,” Moore said. “It’s all good though. We still got a chance to get in the playoffs ... we still got a shot. I’ll be back soon to put on a show.”
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com.
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