VINCENT - Warren is expected to be without the services of Andrew Henthorn when it hosts Portsmouth High in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League football game Friday night.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior will be missed, because he is one of the Warriors' more athletic, all-around players who does so many things on the gridiron.
During Warren's game at East Liverpool on Oct. 11, Henthorn, a tough-nosed, hard-playing kid, was involved in a very serious hit. According to reports, he "flipped through the air like a rag doll and landed on his neck."
With numbness in his arm, it was determined that Henthorn had suffered a concussion.
Before getting injured, Henthorn had caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from QB Austin Klintworth in the second quarter. The Warriors, though, went on to drop a 35-7 decision to the Potters.
A concussion needless to say is never a good thing, and as a result Henthorn sat out Warren's stunning 31-21 upset of defending SEOAL champion Gallia Academy at Memorial Field in Gallipolis last Friday night.
This season, Henthorn has played on both sides of the football.
He's also a kick returner on special teams.
Mostly on offense, Henthorn has lined up as a pass receiver, and made a dozen receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.
He also has run out of the backfield, and rushed for 178 yards on 32 carries, and one TD run of 10 yards against the Parkersburg Big Reds at Don Drumm Stadium on Aug. 31.
Against PHS, Henthorn gained 65 yards on the ground in 12 carries. He also had eight catches for 90 yards as Warren fell 51-40.
As a signal caller, Henthorn has completed one of two passes for 40 yards and one scoring strike to Cole Wigal in Warren's dramatic 47-39 come-from-behind win against Parkersburg South on Sept. 20.
Defensively, Henthorn has played in the secondary, and been credited with 13 tackles, seven solo. He also has two fumble recoveries.
Henthorn has an older brother Zach, who has been nursing a nagging football shoulder injury for most of the season.
Hopefully, the younger Henthorn will be good to go when the basketball season tips off. He also is a pretty fair, country baseball player in the spring.