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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ryle Loses Elliott


The Ryle Raiders were defeated 37-0 by the Colerain Cardinals on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, but that was not the biggest loss for the Raiders. Mr. Kentucky candidate and four-year starting running back Travis Elliott was forced from the game with a knee injury and could be loss for the season.

Multiple sources have told TSF that Elliott, a two-time First-Team running back, allegedly suffered an ACL injury and that his season is likely over. An official announcement has not been made by the team or Elliott himself.

Head Bryson Warner has realized Elliott’s potential since day one and spoke highly of his running back earlier this month at the NKY Preview Show at Longneck’s Sports Grill.

“We (Ryle) don’t really care as much about individual accomplishments as much as team accomplishments and Travis is the same way,” Warner said of his running back. “Just to see him grow into the person he is has been rewarding as well as the player.”

Elliott, who verbally committed to Western Kentucky in May, ran for 2,165 yard rushing and 35 touchdowns as a junior. His 69 career touchdowns put him on pace to become just the 10th player in Kentucky history to score 100 in their careers and he had a real shot of breaking Shaun Alexander’s mark to become Northern Kentucky’s All-Time leading rusher.

Through the first two games of this season the power runner had already amassed 337 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on just 33 carries. His loss will be devastating for a young Raiders’ team on both sides of the ball.

“This the seventh season of TSF coverage and in that span no running back has left a bigger impression on me,” Managing Editor said. “Travis played and ran as hard as any high school football player I ever watched. His growth off the field was an impressive to me as his maturity on the field as a player. I look forward to watching more of him running the football in the future.”

Stay tuned to for more news on this story as it develops.


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