HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - The #5 Harlan County Black Bears will have to play without their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Senior QB Austin Maggard suffered a severe shoulder injury last week versus Letcher Central. This season Maggard has accounted for 654 total yards and four touchdowns, and had been a four year starter for the Black Bears in the defensive back field.
"Austin (Maggard) was a great leader of the team and was coming along real well, especially on his passing game," says Harlan County head coach Tom Larkey. "He knows when to keep the ball and run it. We're mainly a hand it off type of football team anyway, and we'll keep our basic gameplan offensively. We're going to miss Austin defensively, but you know, when these things happen kids learn to step up and get in there and get the job done."