The West Fargo Sheyenne football team will likely be without its top offensive weapon during the 2019 season.
Nathan Goldade, the leading rusher in the Eastern Dakota Conference a season ago, suffered a torn ACL over the weekend. Also a member of the Mustang basketball team, Goldade says he sustained the injury at a basketball camp, when his left knee buckled while going up for a layup.
Goldade, who will be a senior in the 2019-20 school year, was the top rusher in Class 3A football in 2018, gaining over 1,100 yards. He also scored 18 rushing touchdowns, more than twice as many as any other back in the EDC.
This production helped Sheyenne win a school-record nine games while earning the top seed out of the East at the state tournament for the first time.
Goldade says he expects to know a timetable for his recovery later in the week. On May 24, he announced on Twitter that he'd received his first scholarship offer from the University of Minnesota-Crookston.