Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 | midnight
Green Valley High defensive back Laquan Phillips was transported to Sunrise Hospital after suffering a neck injury Friday night in the Gators' game with Centennial.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior suffered the injury midway through the second quarter while making a tackle.
The game was delayed about 15 minutes as paramedics carried Phillips from the field on a stretcher.
“Laquan is one of my best friends and you never want to see anything like that happen in a game,” Green Valley’s Jordan Miller said.
Miller had two touchdown receptions in Green Valley’s 24-20 loss.
“When I caught both of those touchdowns, afterward I said 'this is for (Phillips)',” Miller said. “He gave us the determination that kept us alive in the game.”