The Boulder Panthers will be without starting quarterback T.J. Patterson when coach Jeff Santee’s 2-0 club hosts Poudre on Friday night.
The senior, who went 4 for 4 while completing all of his passes for touchdowns during the first quarter of the Panthers’ win at Prairie View, suffered a foot injury in the second quarter and did not return. Patterson also is likely to miss next week’s home game against Brighton.
In basically five quarters of action this season, Patterson has gone 17 for 25, compiling 294 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions.
Boulder suffered a slew of injuries in the 58-20 victory against Prairie View, but Patterson and senior guard Darren Burton (concussion) are the only starters who will be out this week against Poudre.
“I’m not sure how many weeks (Patterson) will miss,” Santee said. “It kind of depends on how he responds to treatment. We’re going to hold him out this week for sure and go from there. We had a lot of nicks and bruises and stuff like that, but the rest of them besides those two (Patterson and Burton) should be ready to go.”
Malcolm Patterson came off the bench in relief of T.J. Patterson and went 9 for 18 with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Although Santee indicated Malcolm Patterson likely will get the nod on Friday, Boulder’s coach said other players will get a look under center.
“(Malcolm Patterson) did a nice job on Friday staying within himself,” Santee said. “We may make some other moves and he may share some time with another kid or kids. The good thing is that they all understand the offense. We’ll see how T.J. does and see how the other guys progress.”
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