Demery Brewer, who was injuried during last Saturday's game agianst The Citadel, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
He becomes another of the walking wounded for the Appalachian State University football team. The Mountaineers (4-2 overall; 2-1 Southern Conference; ranked sixth nationally) have battled numerous injuries, especially on defense.
Jamal Ware is questionable for Saturday's game against Samford because of a shoulder injury, and defensive back Patrick Blalock is a question mark with a thigh injury. The Mountaineers lost linebacker Justin Wray to a season-ending shoulder injury before the season even began.
Offensively, running back Cedric Baker-Boney will not play Saturday because of a shoulder injury. He will undergo further evaluation to determine his status for the rest of the season; and quarterback DeAndre Presley is probable with a bad shoulder. If Presley does play, according to head coach Jerry Moore, he might play some wide receiver and he might also play some wildcat. But getting healthy is a huge priority for Moore right now.
"We're a little beat up right now," Moore said. "We cut our practice back a little bit. We need to get frisky, a hop back in our step. We've had a couple of rough weeks, so a little rest will do us good."
Twelve true freshmen (OL Alex Acey,DB Henry Barnes, WR Bobo Beathard, DL Ronald Blair, OL Shaq Counts,DL Davante Harris, LS Brett Heimrich, LB Brandon McGowan, DB Doug Middleton, DL James Robinson, DB Joel Ross and LB Jamal Ware) have seen action for the Mountaineers this season.
Samford comes to town for Homecoming on Saturday. Our coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA.