Jason Medearis, a senior receiver/defensive back at Hart High, suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the fourth quarter against Thousand Oaks on Friday and is out for the season, according to Hart Coach Mike Herrington.
“It’s a big blow,” Herrington said. “He is one of our top offensive players and a Division I prospect.”
Medearis (6-foot-1, 180), a standout in the 110 and 300 hurdles, is one of the area’s fastest players.
He has six catches for 133 yards (a 22.1-yard average) and one touchdown. As a junior, he had 24 receptions for 491 yards (20.4-yard average) with five touchdowns.
Herrington expects senior receiver Cameron Perry, who missed the first two games with a hip injury, to play Friday against Westlake.
St. Genevieve will play Eagle Rock at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Birmingham High. Eagle Rock replaces Western Christian, which dropped football shortly before the season.
Crescenta Valley quarterback Dave Fielder, who has missed the first two games of the season because of a sprained left ankle, might be out until the start of the league schedule.
After Fielder injured his ankle in a preseason scrimmage, Falcon coaches expected him to be back in time for last week’s Alemany game. But Fielder’s injury has not improved as quickly as expected.
Coach Alan Eberhart said Fielder can walk normally, but can’t make the cuts necessary to play. An All-Southern Section punter, Fielder is also unable to kick.
John Watts, 13 for 19 in two starts, will remain at quarterback.
The Racquettes, a 50-and-over women’s team, won the Southern California Tennis Assn. Sectional championship last weekend at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The victory earned the team a berth in the U.S. Tennis Assn. National senior team tournament in October.
Playing in the 3.5 division, the Racquettes defeated teams from San Gabriel County, Ventura County and San Diego County in an all-doubles format. The Racquettes defeated San Diego, 2-1, for the title, with Darlyne Chandler and Norma Sutherland winning the deciding match, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (11-9).