Kript Squad losing some members
One by one, the Kript Squad is being decimated by, of all things, HEALTH.
Minneota Coach Chad Johnston Friday confirmed the fact he's steadily getting some of his injured players (Kript Squad) to return to the field.
Friday night LaShad was back in the lineup on a somewhat limited basis after suffering an ankle injury.
Receiver-linebacker Joe Rybinski, a sophomore, got into a game for the first time this year — and there is more to come.
"Tanner Sterzinger has been cleared to play but we thought it best to hold him out one more week," said Johnston. Sterzinger has been out since the first game of the year because of an ankle injury and he's ready to get back into a running back and defensive back position.
Evern wounded quarterback Jacob Hennen isn't far off. The cast has come off his wrist and Johnston said, "He's practicing. He should be ready to play in a couple of weeks.
As to how he would use Jacob in light of his brother Thomas taking over the quarterback position, the coach said, "A little mixture". In coming weeks Minneota fans may see both Hennen's play quarterback — and even both going out for passes.
Whatever happens, it gives Minneota more options and helps "beef up" the defensive secondary as well.
"Thomas has been playing very well," said the coach, so it won't be a matter of moving Jacob in and Thomas out of the signal-caller's roll.
But with a 6-0 record and only two games left before playoffs, the Vikings are going to need all the bodies they can get to take another shot at a state title.
While the injuries have been costly, they may prove to help the team greatly in the long run.