It would be fitting for Myles Lyngh to get his first taste of high school football on senior night.
Roncalli’s senior receiver sustained a radial head fracture to his left elbow six days before the season opener in a non-football mishap. He hopes to be cleared to play in time for the Oct. 13 game against Guerin Catholic.
Lyngh, who chose to come out for football for the first time since he was a sixth-grader at Saint Barnabas Catholic School, figured to be another potential option in the offensive arsenal of the defending Class 4A state champions.
Roncalli is a spotless 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in 5A entering Friday’s game at Fishers. The program has won 21 consecutive games, the last setback a 21-0 semistate decision at East Central in November 2015.
Lyngh would prefer contributing to this memorable run with more than moral support.
“It’s bittersweet,” the 6-foot-3, 175-pound Lyngh said. “I like being on the team, but it stinks not being able to play. It’s definitely harder on game nights.”
The sling Lyngh has worn on his left arm since he sustained the injury was removed Monday. It’s his hope that he gets to eventually utilize his athleticism and speed — he was second in the 800-meter run at the Warren Central Sectional last spring — against an actual opponent.
“My elbow feels pretty good,” Lyngh said. “I’ve gotten pretty good catching the ball with one hand.”