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Badin QB Coyne injured in win

The Badin Rams picked up an opening-week win over the Woodward Bulldogs 29-8, but they may have lost their starting quarterback for a lengthy period of time.

Senior Patrick Coyne, who is verbally committed to Cincinnati and rated as the top Cincinnati player in the Class of 2011, was injured on a 9-yard run on the Rams' first drive and did not return to the game.

He left at halftime with his arm in a sling and initial reports are that Coyne suffered a broken collarbone and hopes to return by the seventh or eighth game. The school has yet to confirm the severity of the injury or speculate on a potential return.

Despite not having their quarterback, Badin had no problems moving the ball against Woodward.
Senior running back Nate Snellgrove became the team's primary source of offense as he picked up 115 yards and two scores on 14 carries.

Classmate Jeff Smith, who moved from wide receiver to quarterback following Coyne's injury, added 77 more rushing yards on 10 carries and completed 2-of-4 passing attempts for 34 yards.

The Bulldogs were held to just 114 total yards of offense with 50 yards of it coming on a scoring pass from Kiez Gordon to Ore Jackson.

Next up for Badin is a match-up with Taft in Week in Hamilton. Meanwhile, Woodward travels to Anderson.

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