Barring an improbable playoff run that would have to include a victory over Armwood, Largo will be without star running back Jarvis Stewart the remainder of the season.
Stewart, a sophomore, was averaging over 120 yards a game when he got hurt Oct. 6 against Dixie Hollins. Coach Rick Rodriguez said Stewart tore a muscle in his hip, but made enough progress that he was expected to return against Lakewood Ranch three weeks later.
But prior to the Lakewood Ranch game, Stewart, at the time about 80 percent, decided to open it up and see how how fast he could run and what kind of cuts he could make and re-aggravated the injury.
Turns out Stewart also had a chipped bone in his hip. Rodriguez said he could be back in six weeks, though not in time to help Largo (7-2) in the postseason.
Linebacker Harry Brown stepped in for Stewart and ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns against Lakewood Ranch as the Packers clinched a district title. But the Packers only ran for 62 yards against Tarpon Springs last week.