BC High's Cooper dislocates ankle

October, 22, 2011
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Brendan Hall/ESPNBoston.comBC High's Preston Cooper (15 carries, 161 yards, TD) left the field in an ambulance after dislocating his ankle in the third quarter of a 35-21 loss to Everett.
EVERETT, Mass. -- BC High star running back Preston Cooper sustained a serious leg injury during the No. 3 Eagles' 35-21 loss at No. 1 Everett on Saturday afternoon.

The reigning Catholic Conference MVP was swept under during a 7-yard carry late in the third quarter and suffered what BC High head coach Jon Barlett called a dislocated ankle.

The training staffs from both teams attended to Cooper, a Wareham resident, near midfield and an ambulance was immediately called onto the field of play.

"It's a big loss losing Preston," Bartlett said. "He's one of the top players in the state, if not the top running back in the state."

Cooper had 15 carries for 161 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run on the previous BC High possession.

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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