Layton running back LaVaughn Jackson was primed to dominate during his senior season. He had put in countless hours of work in the weight room to prepare to be the focal point of his team's offense.
But Jackson's senior season is now on hold after he broke his left foot in Layton's 20-0 win over Bonneville on Friday night. Jackson suffered a stress fracture in his left foot during his junior season, continued to play on it and dealt with nagging pain in it until Friday night.
He made a hard cut and cleanly broke the foot on a third-quarter run. Jackson has been told he will be out six weeks, but he's hoping to miss no more than four Friday nights.
"It happened, so I'm just going to go through the process and get back to where I was," Jackson said. "I just got to bounce back."
Jackson averaged 6.4 yards per carry, rushed for 860 yards and scored 14 touchdowns during his junior season. He gained 101 yards on 16 carries against Bonneville."I'm going to be back," said Jackson, who credited his offensive line for how well he produced in limited action against the Lakers on Friday. "I'll be back by midseason. As long as I'm back by the playoffs, it'll be good."