Pacilio broke the ankle in the second quarter of Staples’ 40-0 victory over Harding at Hedges Stadium. Initially, Petroccio said there was an outside chance the injury wasn’t severe and the senior could return. But after being re-evaluated, it was decided to have the surgery. “It’s a shame,” Petroccio said. “Everybody’s pretty broken up about it.”
Pacilio had passed for 571 yards and 6 touchdowns and no interceptions this year. He’s also run for 218 yards and six touchdowns.
Nobody likes to see this happen. We all wish Pacilio well. But now the 6-0, third-ranked Wreckers are Keith Gelman‘s show to run. “He’s played a lot of varsity, but he’s never been the man,” Petroccio said. “I told him it’s easy to run the show when it’s 40-0. Now now you have to do it at 0-0. It’s a whole different ballgame.”
Staples plays Ludlowe on Friday night. We’ll have more later in the week.