The Chartiers Valley football team is 5-0, its best start in school history. But the Colts likely will be without their standout quarterback the rest of the season.
Sophomore Wayne Capers sustained a fractured bone in his right foot and is likely out for the season. He might have surgery on the foot.
"I think the kids are mostly sad for Wayne, more than anything else," said Chartiers Valley coach Chris Saluga. "Time will tell, but I think we're ready to move on and work hard. We're having a great season and we want to continue that."
In the first four games, Capers had rushed for 353 yards and thrown for 501. This is the third year in a row Chartiers Valley has lost its starting quarterback in the middle of the season. The past two years, it was Santino Coury.
"Our guys are used to this, unfortunately," Saluga said.
Rob LaMonde will take over at quarterback.
"He's played the position some the past four years," Saluga said. "He was a guy we were kind of grooming for the position. He just had the bad luck of having Capers come along behind him. But the kid [LaMonde] is a winner. He came off the bench last Friday against Trinity and did well."
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