In the wake of an 81-0 loss to Frazier, Geibel’s football team has elected to forfeit its scheduled Week 2 contest at Beth-Center.
“Right now, we would only have 12 kids,” said Geibel athletic director Shawn Holup, noting that PIAA rules require teams to dress at least 13 players for varsity football.
Holup said that of the 16 players on Geibel’s roster, several were injured in Friday’s Tri-County South Conference loss, and one player is on vacation. Last year, Geibel was forced to forfeit its first two games of the season, but managed to come back and play out the rest of its schedule. Geibel again is in a week-to-week situation. The Gators’ next scheduled game is at Vincentian on Sept. 13.
— Jason Black
Brownsville to play at home
Friday’s WPIAL Class AA Interstate Conference game against Brownsville at Redstone Field in Republic will not be moved.
Redstone Field was damaged over the weekend when a person broke into the stadium and drove a vehicle over the grass surface.
Brownsville was forced to move some soccer games off the field so the damage could be repaired.
Yough QB injured
Yough football coach Mark Crovak hopes to have quarterback Tyler Donahue back in time for Friday’s game at Brownsville, but Crovak also doesn’t want to rush the fourth-year starter.
Donahue injured his left, non-throwing shoulder while making a tackle during Yough’s 42-14 home win over Charleroi in Week 1.
“He’s still being evaluated,” Crovak said. “Judgment would say that we would sit him this week and try to get him ready for the following week. But right now, it’s unclear.”
Donahue completed 7 of 8 passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns last week before giving way to junior Eric Baer.
Last season, Donahue hit on 95 of 189 passes for 1,254 yards and 11 touchdowns, as Yough went 4-5 overall, 4-4 in the WPIAL Class AA Interstate Conference and narrowly missed making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Crovak said Donahue will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday, and at that point he’ll hope to have a better idea of whether Donahue can play.
“If the kid’s not going to hurt himself any more, we’re going to let him go,” Crovak said of Donahue, who did throw Tuesday. “If it puts him at risk, obviously we’re not going to let him play.”