Lexington Catholic star senior quarterback Kyle Bolin suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Knights' come-from-behind victory over Boyle County on Friday night.
Bolin tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee late in the first half.
"We ran a quarterback draw, and Kyle looked like he was kind of deciding which way to go at the end of the play, whether to slide or get down, and his cleats kinda stuck in the turf," Coach Bill Letton said.
Bolin went into the Boyle County game needing 10 yards passing to reach 7,000 for his career. He threw for 48 before getting injured, pushing his career total to 7,038 yards and 63 touchdowns.
Letton said Bolin, who has committed to Louisville, is handling the setback "like he handles everything, with good insight and a good perspective. He hates that it happened, but now he just wants to get it fixed."
Bolin was in his third season as the Knights' starting QB. He led them to the state semifinals last year before falling to eventual state champ Highlands.
"Kyle's meant so much to our program as a person, player and leader," Letton said. "It's sad that he doesn't get to write the final chapter, but the chapters he did write were certainly good ones."
Sophomore Reese Ryan will take over at quarterback for Lexington Catholic. He played the second half against Boyle County and helped rally the Knights from a 21-12 deficit to a 24-21 victory. Ryan completed 7 of 11 passes for 122 yards and a TD, and was picked off twice.
Lexington Catholic (6-1) visits Taylor County for a Class 4A district game on Friday.