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Broken collarbone for future WSU quarterback

PEYTON BENDER

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cardinal Gibbons quarterback and Washington State verbal commit Peyton Bender helplessly watched his team lose 71-24 in the District 16-5A championship to Plantation American Heritage on Friday night. Wearing a Cougars cap instead of a helmet, Bender stood on the sideline with a sling on his left arm and ice on his shoulder.

He exited the game with a fractured collarbone with 6:20 remaining in the first half on a 1-yard run while avoiding pressure from the defensive line. "I got hit and at first it hurt kind of bad but I felt like I could shrug it off," Bender said. "I said I was fine. I went under my shoulder pad and felt it. I could feel the bone. That's when I knew I should probably come out." Trainers told...

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