San Bernardino Valley College sophomore quarterback Mike Stadler did not play in Saturday’s 28-10 American Division Mountain Conference loss to Compton.
He has played through a sore shoulder much of the season and head coach Pat Meech said the problem was likely worsened by a hit he took against San Diego Mesa two weeks ago. He will have an MRI Monday.
Freshman Danny Laugen, a graduate of Colony High School, got the start and fared admirably, completing 13 of 23 passes for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked four times.
He has seen some playing time because of Stadler’s nagging injury but got the majority of the reps in practice last week.
“He showed great improvement,” Meech said. “He hung on to the ball too long a couple of times but nothing major. That comes with experience.”
Next week the Wolverines (0-6, 0-3) play at Mt. San Jacinto (0-6, 0-3) which has struggled as well.
“It’s going to be a test of character,” he said. “We’re both struggling and hungry for a win. It will be a matter of who keeps it together and is able to perservere.”