About the only thing that didn’t go well for the University of Redlands in its 51-7 thrashing of Occidental on Saturday at Ted Runner Stadium was what looked like a serious injury to senior tight end Corey Sanchez early in the fourth quarter.
Sanchez was running a pass pattern when he was speared by an Occidental defender who was flagged for a blow to the head. Sanchez was down for 30 minutes and eventually taken off on a stretcher and transported to Loma Linda Hospital.
Redlands coach Mike Maynard said Sanchez wanted to walk off on his own but the school preferred to take the more cautious option. Maynard said Sanchez was released from the hospital at 7 p.m., two hours after the game ended.
He was resting at his apartment on Sunday and is just sore.
Sanchez has been a secret weapon for the Bulldogs down in the red zone. On the season he has five catches for 32 yards with four of the receptions for touchdowns. He caught an 8-yarder from Dan Selway in the first quarter that gave the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead.
The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) will play at the University of la Verne (0-6, 0-4) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.