Injury puts Carolina Forest star Simmons on sideline

cffoot-28sjNo one has been able to stop Carolina Forest running back Dyverse Simmons, but an injury has done what opposing defenses couldn’t.

One of Carolina Forest’s biggest football victories also proved to be one of its toughest losses as Simmons suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of the Panthers’ 14-13 win over Hoggard (NC) on Friday night. He suffered a torn ACL and MCL and will undergo surgery to repair the tears.

The highly recruited Simmons did not play in the second half after eclipsing the 100-yard mark and leading the Panthers to a 7-0 halftime lead over the Vikings. Fellow senior Anthony McAfee took over his spot and helped Carolina Forest hold on for the win.

Simmons rushed for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ season opening win over Fairmont (NC), and he ran for over 250 yards and one TD in a 42-0 victory over St. James.

Simmons will sit out the rest of the season as the Panthers try to improve on their 3-0 start. They travel to face also-undefeated rival Myrtle Beach on Friday.

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