SALT LAKE CITY — Syracuse will potentially be without three more starters in addition to quarterback Brock Anderson who is scheduled to undergo surgery to replace a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Two-way starters Jake Garver and Koa Mo’o are out indefinitely with concussions while Kavika Fonua is a game-time decision but is doubtful after spraining his ankle during practice. Kickoff against Bingham for the 5A semifinals at Rice-Eccles Stadium is Thursday at 11 a.m.
Garver is the third leading receiver with 25 receptions for 374 yards and four touchdowns and also has 36 tackles and two interceptions defensively. Mo’a, who is used sparingly on offense, has 39 tackles and two picks at safety.
If Fonua is unable to play, the loss will prove even more costly. At strong safety he’s one of two players to record 90 tackles and is the co-leader in interceptions with four.
Quarterback Spencer Johnson is expected to spell Anderson under center. Johnson has completed all three of his pass attempts while appearing in four games. Also, a fastball pitcher for the Titans, he’s 3-0 all-time on the mound.