The Colony High School football team is ranked No. 2 in the Central Division and was hopeful for another extended playoff run this season. But those hopes took a hit when junior quarterback Josh Thompson sustained a broken collarbone in Thursday’s 35-17 Mt. Baldy League win over Don Lugo.
The injury happened on the first drive but Thompson tried to play through another before telling his coaches he didn’t feel right.
“It was a play he got hit on but it wasn’t some bone-crushing it or anything like that,” Titans coach Steve Randall said. “It didn’t seem like a big deal.”
Thompson was the leading passer in the area, having thrown for 1,903 yards and 14 touchdowns with four interceptions. He has run for another 106 yards and six touchdowns.
If there is a silver lining , it is that senior backup Jordan Johnson got almost a full game in and directed the team to a win. The Titans close out the regular season next week against Montclair which doesn’t mean much since the Titans clinched a league title last night.
No one had heard of Thompson last year when he took over for an injured Jonathan Trucks.
Johnson had been battling Thompson for the backup role last year so he is a veteran in the program.
Randall is now glad his team played on Thursday so his team has a couple days to regroup. He said he won’t change anything with a different quarterback in charge.
“I just don’t believe that’s the best thing to do,” he said. “We have a couple days to collect ourselves and get ready. Injuries happen. They’re part of the game.”
Bryan Medeiros, Sr., Don Lugo (MVP)
Jorge Cardosa, Sr., Montclair
Cameron Frye, Sr., Colony
Jose Godinez, Sr., Montclair
Brian Gonzalez, Jr., Chaffey
Constantinos Gufus, Soph., Don Lugo
Kennith Gomez, Jr., Don Lugo
Marc Ibarra, Jr. Don Lugo
Demetrio Martinez, Sr., Colony
Michael Meza, Jr., Chino
Jeremy Padilla, Sr., Ontario
Brett Rhode, Sr., Chino
Blake Smith, Sr., Colony
David Tapia, Sr., Montclair
Tyler Vigneault, Sr., Don Lugo