Yorba Linda loses CIF-winning quarterback Luke Wilson to knee injury


Yorba Linda’s football team has lost standout quarterback Luke Wilson for the season with a knee injury, Mustangs coach Jeff Bailey confirmed Thursday.

Bailey said Wilson, who led Yorba Linda to the CIF-SS Division 8 title last season, suffered the injury last week in a 35-21 victory against visiting Troy.

Bailey said sophomore Nolan Doyle (6-3. 170) will start at quarterback Friday when the Mustangs (2-0) take on surging and host Capistrano Valley (3-0).

“We are all bummed for (Wilson),” Bailey said in a text message. “But we had a great week of practice. (The) team is rallying around Nolan. We are going to show and play real hard.”

Wilson passed for 2,384 yards and 22 TDs last season, helping the Mustangs capture the first CIF-SS title in school history. The senior also completed 63 percent of his passes.

The Mustangs can lean on their ground attack. Jaydyn Webb and Jonah Slack each rushed for 100 yards last week.

 

 



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