Braves Lose QB to injury, Kennewick Game Next
KENNEWICK, Wash. - In the midst of a possible championship season, the second-ranked Kamiakin Braves have lost their starting quarterback.
Carson Meyer broke his foot in the Sunnyside game Friday, and is out around a month. He might be back in time for the playoffs.
Wednesday at practice, Meyer was on crutches while running back Dane Knapp and defensive back Josh Cole split time at quarterback. Those two will split time at center until Meyer returns. Their first test will be Friday versus Kennewick.
"I've known carson since he has been in our kids program in 3rd grade," said Coach Craig Beverlin. "I hate to see kids like him that work so hard and dreamed about it. Makes captain this year, a 2-year starter at quarterback and having a great season, and boom! That's the tough thing about injuries and sports. Josh Cole and Dane Knapp, we'll see how they perform."
It's been tough on both players, who haven't played the position for years.
"Getting the snaps off, going to the right spot, knowing the pass patterns, it's been pretty difficult." said Knapp. "But I think me and Josh, we're really getting it and we're gonna have a good game Friday."
"We only need to score 10 points a game or seven points a game and I believe we're gonna win the game," said Cole. "Our defense, we're just holding that well."
The Braves' defense has been perfect on the year, five shutouts in five games. Five more shutouts and they'll be the sixth team in state history to go the entire regular season without allowing a point. But Kennewick has one of the highest scoring offenses in the league. Kickoff is Friday at 7:30 at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.