PCA loses Mickey Mitchell to torn ACL injury
Both the Prestonwood Christian Academy football and boys basketball teams received some unpleasant news on Monday, learning that sophomore Mickey Mitchell has suffered a torn ACL.
The Lions' starting quarterback, Mitchell injured his knee during the first play of Prestonwood's matchup against Bishop Lynch last Friday. The Lions went on to lose their third consecutive game in a 35-13 decision to the Friars.
On the season, Mitchell had thrown for 1,855 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 773 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Mitchell's father Ken confirmed the injury, which bears effects not just on the gridiron but the ball-court as well.
Mickey is ranked as the No. 5 basketball player in the nation for the Class of 2015 according to ESPN and was slated to be an integral piece in the Lions' bid for a repeat as TAPPS Division I State Champions.
A squad already low on experience, Prestonwood will soldier on behind seniors Julius Randle and Marquan Botley when the squad takes the floor Nov. 23 against Madison Prep in the Thanksgiving Hoopfest.
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