Injuries bite Banner in season opening loss


It was a tough season opener for the Banner County football team last Friday.

The Wildcats lost a pair of players to injury and had to forfeit the second half after falling behind 25-0 at halftime in a road contest against Maywood/Hayes Center.

“We had two kids hurt or injured, so we had to forfeit,” coach Brady Cross said.

Cross said his team had only six players eligible for Friday’s game, prior to the two injuries, and did not want to risk further injury in the second half. The coach said Garrett Grubbs was lost to a concussion while Austin Dolberg pulled his hamstring early in the...

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