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Football: Panthers’ Wells breaks wrist against Lindsay

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A broken wrist knocked Colton Wells out of the race to be the Paradise Panthers’ starting quarterback.

Wells suffered the wrist injury during the Panthers’ scrimmage against Lindsay Friday.

With Wells sidelined, Kash Helton, who has split snaps with him, assumes the role.

“He was looking good,” said Paradise coach Scott Broussard about Wells. “He’s going to be out six to eight weeks.”

Broussard said the Panthers worked out Cash Preather Monday as a backup quarterback. Preather had been at running back.

Along with possibly starting at quarterback, Wells was slated to play at one of the cornerback slots. Luke Gage will step into that spot.

Against Lindsay, Broussard said the Panthers had a few struggles offensively.

“Early, the speed of the game got us,” he said. “As it went, we got better. They stunted a lot.”

Lindsay broke a couple of big plays against the Paradise defense.

“We had a couple of busted coverages and there were a few plays we over-pursued,” Broussard said.

Paradise will scrimmage Grapevine Faith at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.

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