MANCHESTER — Georgetown’s Colby Ingraham had just scored on a 55-yard run in the first quarter to cut the Manchester Essex lead to 8-6.
But on the very next play, he went down in a heap.
“He went down like a ton of bricks,” said Royals coach Paul Sobolewski from the hospital. “He hit the FieldTurf the wrong way. I think he tore his ACL.”
The hosts ended up rolling past the shorthanded Royals 28-12. This was familiar territory for Georgetown as star QB Niko Edwards blew out his knee in Game 4 last year.
Ingraham is also a baseball star (.351, 15 runs, 14 RBIs).
Freshman Jimmy Sherman came on for Ingraham then Cooper Martens moved to quarterback late. Martens scored on a 5-yard run to cap the scoring.
Manchester Essex improved to 2-1 while Georgetown fell to 0-3.