Largo running back Jarvis Stewart will miss Friday's game with hip injury



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Angel Deng, East Lake tennis
Alexis Franco and Laurel Wanger, Largo tennis
Alexis Kilfoyl, Academy at the Lakes softball
Paige Leavy, Tampa Prep tennis
Desiree' Nathe, Bishop McLaughlin track
Erica Oosterhout, Plant tennis
Evan Holvoet, Canterbury tennis
Devonte Luis, Anclote track
Kevin Merrell, Steinbrenner track
Agie Moreno, Wiregrass Ranch tennis
Samson Moore, Gaither track
Dan Stefan, Boca Ciega tennis



Thu. October 27, 2011 | Bob Putnam | Email

Largo running back Jarvis Stewart will miss Friday's game with hip injury

Largo running back Jarvis Stewart is out for Friday's Class 6A, District 7 game against Bradenton Lakewood Ranch after sustaining a hip injury in practice this week.

Stewart was initially hurt against Dixie Hollins two weeks ago and used the Packers' bye week to get healthy. But he pulled a muscle in his hip during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice. Largo coach Rick Rodriguez said the injury is serious enough that Stewart might not play the rest of the season.

The loss of Stewart is a blow for the Packers, who are undefeated in 6A-7 and can clinch their seventh straight district title with a win Friday. Stewart has rushed for more than 700 yards this season and scored 12 touchdowns. Largo quarterback Juwan Brown is the team's second-leading rusher with 232 yards. Rodriguez said the Packers will go with a number of backs, including Derrick DossHarry Brown and Claxton Boykins.

"We still have some guys who can run the ball," Rodriguez said. "We have a game plan and we'll be ready for (Lakewood Ranch)." 

Players in post

Teams in post


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours