Senior linebacker Cody Darrow has been waiting for a chance to play against Glendora for a year. He never got that chance because he watched Thursday night’s game between those teams at Citrus College from a wheelchair after having surgery for a torn ACL last week.
Darrow was one of eight starters who sat out last week’s win over Claremont.
Most of those returned for Thursday’s game against the Tartans, the exception being Darrow and fellow linebacker Josh Zavosky who has a broken leg.
The injury situation got a little worse again though. Senior slot back Winston Donnell rolled an ankle in the first half and never returned. He had two catches for 28 yards before going down.
Senior strong safety Matthew Scott, who has been playing through a myriad of injuries, went down with a hand/wrist injury and he too didn’t return.
“It’s definitely the year of the injury for us,” Ayala coach Randy Reams said. “All teams have them, we’re just having more than our fair share right now.”
The Bulldogs (3-5, 2-1) have a home game against South Hills next Friday, then round out the regular season against Bonita on Nov. 6.