San Marcos High junior quarterback Will Freed suffered a fractured jaw Friday and could be out for the season.
“It was a freak thing,” Knights coach Jason Texler said. “There was no intent to injure on the play.”
Freed, whose jaw is wired shut while it heals, is expected to be out for at least six weeks.
Freed is among the top passers in the state, completing 68 of 99 passes for 1,271 yards. He has thrown 11 touchdown passes without an interception. In a 51-46 win over Westview two weeks ago, Freed threw for 527 yards, fourth-highest all-time for a game in the San Diego Section record book.
San Marcos, which is 3-1 following last week’s 33-30 win over Escondido, will turn to junior James Harwell, who has thrown for 197 yards this season and played the final three quarters against the Cougars.