Claremont coach Mike Collins confirmed Wednesday that running back Taj Teague will be held out of Friday’s game against Bonita while continues to nurse a calf injury suffered while he was still practicing with Pomona.
Teague also sat out Claremont’s opening rout of Cajon last Friday. The senior is expected to be one of the top running backs in the area and will bolster an already powerful Claremont offense.
“We’re hoping possibly he’s ready by the following week, but we’re not going to take any chances,” Collins said. “We’ll wait until he’s 100 percent so if that takes more weeks, we’ll be patient.”
Aram’s take: Huge break for Bonita. Facing Claremont with Teague is something that will give opponents fits. Without him, it’s still a tall task for the ‘Cats, but certainly doable if they play like they did in the Smudge Pot. Hopefully, Teague has a speedy recovery and is back in time for league because I, like many, want to see what he can do in the Sierra League.