Thursday, August 31, 2000
Dallas' 2000 football season doesn't begin until
Sept. 1, but the Dragons already have encountered one tremendously
bad break. Or make that a bad sprain.
starting quarterback Grant Boustead III will miss the season opener
at West Linn after spraining his right ankle in practice. The
5-foot-11, 170-pound senior also was scheduled for a magnetic
resonance imaging test this week to reveal the full extent of the
Torn ligaments very well could mean
Boustead's senior season ends before it begins. If the
ligaments merely are stretched, he hopes to return in time for
Dallas' Pac-9 Conference opener Sept. 22 against
"You dream about this stuff from
about the time you're eight years old," said Boustead, who
used crutches to stand during the Black-White game Aug. 26.
"You can't wait to get to high school and be a star. But
then you get here and realize it's not about being a star or
being popular or any of that stuff. It's about being able to
get out there and play.
"When you see
you're friends out there playing, that's when it gets
tough. That's when you feel it."