Caps lose pair
06/03/02 Capitols Press Release
The Lincoln Capitols suffered a pair of key injuries in Friday night's
victory over the LaCrosse Night Train, losing wide receiver Zach Sangster
and wideout Stan Williams, who was also seeing relief action in the
Sangster suffered a tear to the patellar tendon in his right knee in the
third quarter of Friday's game and will miss six weeks, which could
potentially mean a return for a second-round playoff contest. He had made
five catches, most acrobatic, for 57 yards in the Captiol win, and trails
only Damon Benning in receptions for the season. Through ten games,
Sangster had made 39 catches for 407 yards and five touchdowns. He was
averaging over 10 yards a reception in his fourth season of indoor football.
"His loss is disappointing, because he was a guy that I've coached for four
years," said head coach Jose Jefferson. "He has really become a great
possession receiver, and we will definitely be affected by losing him."
Williams suffered a ACL tear in the fourth quarter after having seen action
in three of the Capitols' last four games, primarily on the defensive side
of the ball. The Central Missouri State product came to the Capitols as a
wide receiver, but had been shifted to defensive back because of the season
ending knee injury suffered by Troy Watchorn earlier in the campaign. He
had made a season best four tackles Friday night before suffering the
The division-leading Capitols play their final regular season road game
Saturday night when they meet the Tri-City Diesel for the first time. Game
time is at 7:35 PM in Kearney.