Scottsdale Desert Mountain’s already low football numbers have shrunk a little more.
The Wolves will be without senior defensive end Ryan Toltzman for the remainder of the season and senior quarterback Cory Campbell for the next two to three weeks.
Toltzman, injured two weeks ago vs. Anthem Boulder Creek, has a torn labrum and broken clavicle and will have shoulder surgery next week.
Campbell, meanwhile, dislocated his kneecap Friday against Phoenix North Canyon. Campbell will wear a brace when he returns to action, and there is a chance he will need surgery after the season, coach Tony Tabor said.
Sophomore Kevin Radcliffe, who ran the Wolves’ seven-onseven passing league team this summer, will start in Campbell’s place.
COMING AND GOING
After playing the first three weeks without him, Mesa Desert Ridge will today welcome back Michael Cota, the team’s top linebacker.
Cota hyperextended his knee during a preseason scrimmage.
“His size will help us a lot,” coach Jeremy Hathcock said of the 6-foot, 210-pound senior.
The Jaguars are still not at full strength, though. Offensive tackle Ian Carroll has a calf injury and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
PADRE INVITE DEDICATED TO ASU RUNNER
Saturday’s annual Padre Invitational at Kiwanis Park will be dedicated to former Arizona State runner Ryan Bousquet, who died in an auto accident three weeks ago. A fund-raiser will be held prior to the invitational’s start at 7:45 a.m. Money raised will go toward establishing a scholarship in Bousquet’s name.
Nineteen schools are entered in the meet, with the varsity girls race beginning at 8:15 a.m. and the boys at 9:15 a.m.
Mesa Dobson offensive lineman Thomas Coggins will miss tonight’s game with Phoenix Alhambra after suffering a concussion last week against Chandler Hamilton.
Wideout Josh Ferguson and fullback Christian Long suffered minor injuries but returned to practice at midweek and should play this evening vs. the Lions.
Scottsdale Notre Dame quarterback Sean Renfree is questionable for Friday’s game against Chandler Seton Catholic with the bruised back he suffered two weeks ago against Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain. Renfree did not play last week. Saints starting running back Patrick Foley is also questionable. The offense did fine without them last week, putting up 49 points against Glendale Independence.
Staff writers Kyle Odegard and Les Willsey contributed to this report.