Some days, you just can’t make a nickel.
Pioneer football coach Ramon Juarez, whose season has been frought with injuries to key players, said Tuesday that quarterback Ronnie Palacios will not return to the field again this season, effectively ending his high school football career.
Palacios, the Del Rio League MVP a year ago and in many circles, described this season as arguably the league’s best quarterback, has been trying to rehab from a bulging disc in his back.
It was thought he would be able to return to the field after a period of rest and inactivity, but doctors finally determined that should Palacios receive another blow to the area, he risked having the bulge move out more and while not life threatening, it could have negative after effects later in life.
Health willing, Palacios plans to play baseball, his first choice between the two sports, for the Titans this spring.
Questions of the day: Where will St. Paul Principal Ms. Lori Barr sit for Friday’s Loyola-St. Paul football game? And which team will she root for?
The answers may not be as simple as you think. And then again, they might be no brainers.
Ms. Barr’s son is Anthony Barr, Loyola’s 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior running back who reportedly has already received offers from Notre Dame, Sanford, UCLA and USC.
One report gently reminds that Ms. Barr “is St. Paul’s principal, and she will most likely be in her usual spot in the bleachers, probably somewhere around the 25-yard line.”
If so, good for her. But which side will her heart be on?
Wide receiver Dont’e Webb has enrolled at West Covina High School. This is brought up again only to explain that he did not transfer because he had been “expelled from St. Paul due to behaviorial infractions.” His transfer had nothing to do with football, it was his idea and it was done for personal reasons.