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Woods out for season
Grayson likely to start Friday
Star Pioneer running back Raleigh Woods will miss the remainder of the football season with a torn ACL/MCL suffered in a game against Cookeville. Prior to the injury Woods was having a stellar season, rushing for over 100 yards and a TD in each game he played.

It was good news and bad news for the Warren County High School football team this week.
The bad news is Warren County standout RB Raleigh Woods is out for the season with a torn ACL/MCL knee injury suffered near the end of the Sept. 2 home game against Cookeville.
The good news is Pioneer QB Isaiah Grayson was only stunned after suffering his fourth sack of the game versus Smyrna last week and will most likely play in Friday’s Homecoming matchup with Riverdale. “We’re missing Woods,” said Pioneer head coach Tom Moore. “We’re week to week.”
Woods was scheduled for surgery yesterday. A combined ACL/MCL tear is less common than one or the other, according to the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and the outcome of treatment appears favorable. Statistics indicate 74 percent return to normal knee function by three months post injury, increasing to 87 percent after four years.
Woods had been a crucial element of Warren County’s offense in the first three games, rushing for over 100 yards and a TD in each game. Without Woods in the backfield, the Pioneer running game was held to 33 yards last week.
Grayson was unresponsive after his second-quarter collision against Smyrna, but was just shaken up and didn’t return to play for precautionary reasons last week. After starting all 11 games at quarterback for the Pioneers last year as a sophomore, Grayson hasn’t missed a game this year.
Contact sports like football result in more injuries than noncontact sports, but severe injuries also occur during individual sports and recreational activities. According to Stanford Children’s Health, the most common injuries are sprains and strains. About 50 percent of head injuries sustained in sports or recreation occur during bicycling, skateboarding or skating incidents.
In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports every year.