The only team without a returning starting quarterback will have to go even deeper into their roster.
According to The Southern, SEMO quarterback Kyle Snyder will miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during practice on Friday.
Snyder was expected to take the Redhawks reigns this year after transferring from Ohio University. Redhawks head coach Tony Samuel responded to the loss by saying, “”It’s a big blow, but we just have to move on. Kyle has a lot of experience and ability and I feel bad for him.”
According to a press release from the school, Freshmen Scott Lathrop and Blake Jackson took the majority of the snaps in Southeast’s scrimmage Saturday.
Lathrop completed 5-of-5 passes for 72 yards and ran for a touchdown, while Jackson completed two passes for 21 yards.
Samuel says he expects to get a better idea about the quarterback situation in the coming weeks.
Before the injury, Marty Mishow of the Southeast Missourian broke down the battle for, at the time, the number 2 slot between 4 different quarterbacks. Mishow wrote:
Third-year sophomore Tyler Peoples and redshirt freshman Scott Lathrop should have the upper hand on earning the backup job since they both have been in the program.
Peoples has struggled to stay healthy, according to the Missourian, having surgery on both his knees since joining the program. As for the other 2? According the Mishow,
Samuel has not yet seen enough of true freshmen Colby Baker from Hardee, Fla., and Blake Jackson from Houston to know where they might fit in or whether they’ll redshirt, which is a strong possibility.
SEMO opens the season August 30th against Central Michigan.
Picture of Snyder courtesy Southeast Missouri State Sports Information