Claremont-Mudd-Scripps chalked up a 20-17 win over University of La Verne in the SCIAC opener for both teams on Saturday. But it wasn’t without a cost as senior quarterback Patrick Rooney sustained a broken leg and it lost for the season.
Coach Kyle Sweeney said the injury occured in the first quarter when a La Verne played jumped offside and slammed into his quarterback before the offical blew the whistle.
The Stags have used two quarterbacks the last three years with Rooney noted as the batter passer and junior Peter Kimmey more of a weapon in the rushing attack.
Ironically, Rooney was also hurt last year which left Kimmey as the sole signal-caller for the last four games. The Stags should be able to draw upon that experience and proceed the same way.
“They won games with him so he can do the job,” Sweeney said.
CMS will play at Chapman at 7 p.m. on Saturday.