HS Football: Bowman County’s Svihovec eager to be back after 2017 hip injury

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It only took one routine play.

“We were in a Babe Ruth regional tournament,” junior quarterback Jacob Svihovec said. “I was rounding second, and I ripped off a muscle in my hip and I wasn’t able to play. I was on crutches for four weeks.”

But it wasn’t just four weeks. He needed physical therapy for several more weeks, and before he knew it, football season had passed him by.

“It was hard, knowing I wanted to play that year, because I went to team camp before that and it was pretty good for the team,” Svihovec said.

And even though he played basketball that winter, he says he was a little worried when it was time to play Legion ball again.

“My first hit, I got to second and I thought about it–just thinking about how scary it was, laying on the field. It was a terrible experience,” Svihovec said.

But now, as he leads a potent Bulldogs offense, he says his hip worries are a thing of the past.

“It feels like I’m 100 percent and nothing ever happened,” Svihovec said.

And he’s working hard every practice to make up for lost time.

“Making the right plays, not missing handoffs, stuff like that,” Svihovec said. “I’m trying to be the best I can and help out the team.”

Bowman County takes on Killdeer in a battle of undefeated teams on Friday night.

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