Aledo, the defending Class 5A Division II state champs, just took a big hit with star running back Jase McClellan now out 4-6 weeks with a fractured left wrist, his mother Mia told the Dallas Morning News on Sunday.
“This is the first injury he has ever had,” Mia McClellan told Morning News writer Greg Riddle. “He's trying to think of anything that can get him back in in two weeks.”
McClellan, who’s committed to Oklahoma, rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns Friday night in Aledo’s 38-21 victory over Colleyville Heritage. He had 117 yards at halftime before the injury occurred in the third quarter. The Aledo sophomore took a hand off and was met by a group of Heritage defenders. He walked to the sideline in pain. His left wrist was wrapped in ice later, and was fitted for a sling which he had on after the game.
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Last season, McClellan had a breakout freshman season. He rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns as Aledo went 16-0 and won its sixth state title in eight years. He was voted District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year and MaxPreps Freshman National Player of the Year.
McClellan is a one of a kind athlete, but Aledo might be in good shape until he returns. Junior Tre Owens stepped over from the defense and filled the role nicely in the second half against Heritage, rushing for 71 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.