John D'Abruzzo profiles Central Valley quarterbacks John George and Chris Callaghan.
(Photo: Central Valley quarterback John George was a "relief pitcher" during the previous two seasons, but he's been a starter this year. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"Most high school football coaches might panic after hearing their starting quarterback wouldn't be able to return to the field following an injury.
Mark Lyons has been lucky enough to shrug off such news.
For the third consecutive season, the Central Valley coach had to replace his starting quarterback and turn to the team's backup because of an injury.
"I don't know if it's become a tradition here or something that was started and no one informed me about," Lyons joked. "It's always nice to have two quarterbacks in the mix. We've been fortunate to have guys come through our system who recognize that the backup [role] is just as important as a starter.""