Stratford quarterback Josh Trueheart will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, assistant coach Buck Fitzgerald told The Tennessean.
Trueheart, who dressed for but did not play in Friday’s 48-6 rout over Region 5-3A foe Whites Creek, actually suffered the injury two weeks ago during the second half of the Spartans’ 15-14 win at Goodpasture, Fitzgerald said.
“(We) didn’t know it was that bad because he was moving around on it pretty good,” said Fitzgerald, the son of Stratford coach Maurice Fitzgerald. “(We) found out for sure Friday before our Whites Creek game.”
Trueheart, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior who had received scholarship offers from Jackson State and Southeast Missouri State, completed 65 of 123 passes for 807 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games for the unbeaten Spartans, and the three-sport athlete also rushed for 275 yards and five scores.
Junior Robert Lilly-Sneed filled in at quarterback for Trueheart a week ago, throwing for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win over Whites Creek.
Stratford (9-0) hosts Greenbrier on Friday for its regular-season finale.
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