Bell-Jeff loses quarterback Porter for the season

Johnathan Porter, a sophomore quarterback for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team, is out for the season with a broken hand, Guards Coach David Machuca confirmed Tuesday.

Porter, a transfer from Golden Valley, passed for nearly 1,000 yards for Bell-Jeff (2-5, 0-1 in the Santa Fe League). The quarterback injured his hand in a nonleague game against Malibu on Oct. 5.

"It had been hurting him for a while and he went to get it checked by a doctor and they said he had a break in the small bone at the bottom of his hand," said Machuca, who is in his first year. "They are going to have to cast the hand and eventually he's going to have to have surgery."

Machuca said the loss is a big blow to the team.

"It's a huge loss for us," he said. "Johnathan was playing well for us and he did a real good job at reading defenses."

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