St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

CCC lineman breaks his leg


© St. Petersburg Times, published October 3, 2000

It was good news-bad news Friday night for Clearwater Central Catholic.

The Marauders hammered Class 2A, No. 8-ranked Melbourne Central Catholic 42-0 in Melbourne, but they lost senior defensive tackle Tom Statsick to a broken leg, probably for the season.

Statsick broke the fibula and tibia in his left leg on a bizarre play in which an MCC player also broke his leg.

"It was kind of a freak thing," said CCC coach John Davis, whose team is 4-1 and has a bye this week. "He was kind of tackling a guy, and the guy was spinning him around, and his leg hit a Melbourne player's leg in the shin and broke his leg also."

Statsick, who last season started every game at linebacker before converting to defensive tackle, had 42 tackles in five games, four for a loss. He was injured in the third quarter after having made eight tackles.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk

Devil Rays

  • Rays hold on to Rothschild
  • Rothschild cuts staff in half
  • Mizell: Despite three strikes, he's not out
  • AP errs on Rothschild report
  • Bucs/NFL

  • Rookie may start, ready or not
  • Truth hurts, opens hole in return game
  • Red-hot Grbac rallies Chiefs past Seahawks
  • Rams keep showing up skeptics
  • NFL briefs
  • Lightning

  • Team goes for final tuneup today
  • Shock of being dealt gives way to work
  • Prep focus

  • Suncoast lags behind in top football talent
  • Best players will be found
  • Hernando rallies to get past Crystal River in three
  • CCC lineman breaks his leg
  • It's more fun than competition for top trio
  • College football

  • Ailing Weinke in doubt to play against Miami
  • FAMU, Bethune-Cookman deliver midseason 1-2 punch
  • Psst! Central Florida has a defense, too
  • College football around the nation
  • Injury puts Palmer out of UF practice
  • Et cetera

  • Same Yankees?
  • Post-season lineups, capsules
  • Baseball briefs
  • Team will take it slow with a recovering Hill
  • Magic bears well under the weight of expectations
  • NBA briefs
  • Olympics roundup
  • Captain's corner
  • Sports briefs
  • No more dread for Stewart

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts