Quarterback depth may be tested

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Griffon football may be down two quarterbacks when they go on the road to face a top-25 team in Emporia State.
Original 2015 starting quarterback Skyler Windmiller is still battling a thumb injury that has caused him to miss two straight weeks.
The latest injury is to T.J. LaFaver who took a shot to the head early in Saturday’s 21-7 loss to Washburn.
“Our quarterback got dinged up the very first play of the game,” Griffon coach Partridge said. “That’s still to be evaluated. I thought it was an uncalled for shot … Probably should have been flagged.”
LaFaver told the Warren County Record in 2011 that he had suffered at least two concussions in high school. He suffered two additional concussions last year, including one that ended his season.
“Any human being or athlete with a concussion is very serious,” Partridge said. “Anyone that has it, you have to watch it. If you have multiple times, it’s even more scary.”
With the injury issues at the top of the depth chart, Griffon coaches may be forced to turn to junior Nate Wilson.
“Nate Wilson is going to be ready to go,” Partridge said. “He can execute our offense and do a good job.”
The Northwest Missouri State transfer has seen limited duty the past three seasons but has been efficient when he has played.
The third-stringer has completed 10-of-14 career passes in his career and has thrown one interception.
Wilson’s highlight of his career so far has been a 7-yard touchdown pass in 2013 to Jon Green in a 63-3 win over Missouri S&T.
The Griffons will do battle on the road against Emporia State on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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