PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Redbank Valley played without several key players including quarterback Cam Wagner and wide receiver/defensive back Ashton Kahle in its 8-7 loss at Port Allegany Friday.
(Game story to be posted soon)
Prior to the game, the YDL Sports Network learned that a number of Bulldog players weren’t going to be available.
Redbank Valley head coach Blane Gold told YDL that he couldn’t comment on the reason why.
When contacted via text message, Redbank Valley athletics director Matt Darr issued the following statement.
“We do not comment on medical conditions of players or disciplinary policy of players.”
In all, around 10 players listed on Redbank Valley’s MaxPreps roster did not dress for the game, although it was not known why each individual player wasn’t dressed.
The most prominent players not dressed – and again YDL cannot confirm why they weren’t dressed, just that they weren’t available – were Wagner, the leading passer in District 9 coming into the game with 1,724 yards and 28 touchdowns, and Kahle, the third-leading receiver for Redbank Valley with 21 catches for 397 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wagner’s younger brother, Braylon, took over at QB and was 10 of 23 for 175 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the loss.