High school football: Canoes beached; Star running back injured

By Brock Stafford | Beacon sports editor/rotational custodian

From left: Mother, player, other guy. (Sue Perzoom / Beacon)
From left: Mother, player, other guy. (Sue Perzume / Beacon)

Bass Lake Canoes fell to 0-2 on the young season Friday after a 44-0 loss at Private Military Academy.

Even worse news may be the injury to senior running back Gush Accolades, who left the game in the second quarter and is out indefinitely.

Following the game, head coach Zeb Dreppelin was uncertain about the extent of the injury, although he had been in contact with a physician at a hospital where Accolades was being examined.

“Gush either sprained his left ankle or he broke his right arm,” Dreppelin said. “I can’t say — the doctor’s cell phone kept cutting in and out.”

Speculation about how long Accolades may be out of action is “speculative,” according to the team trainer.

“If it was me, I’d probably just switch sports,” the team trainer said.

As for the game itself, Private Military Academy bolted to a 30-0 lead by halftime and never looked back, as they say. Bass Lake (0-2, 0-1 Moonshine Conference) remains winless and touchdownless so far on the 2016 gridiron campaign.

PMI coach Staff Sgt. Russell Timberman complimented Bass Lake’s effort.

“I admire those men,” Timberman said. “But to be honest, they aren’t very talented— sir!”

Accolades rushed 9 times for 26 yards before he was sidelined and hospitalized.

Game ball went to defensive end Querrin Klimt, who amassed three tackles.

Next up for the Canoes: a home date vs. Hogback Lake, both on the field and afterward. A combined school dance follows the game at BLSH lunchroomatorium.

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