Posted: 8:45 am Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Football: Palm Beach Central hoping QBs get healthy 

By Anthony Chiang

Palm Beach Central is hurting. The Broncos are off to an injury-plagued 1-3 start, but some relief may be on the way soon.

Palm Beach Central junior Kemar Downer (4), typically a running back and wide receiver, lined up as the Broncos' quarterback against Boca Raton, filling in for injured quarterbacks Kevin Bramhall and Luis Peguero. (Madeline Gray/The Palm Beach Post)

Both injured quarterbacks Kevin Bramhall and Luis Peguero could rejoin team practices Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday’s session.

Central, which entered the season with high hopes for a playoff run, plays host to fourth-ranked Seminole Ridge (3-1) on Friday.

“We’re just trying to get healthy and compete right now,” coach Rod Harris said.

If Peguero and Bramhall cannot play Friday, junior Kemar Downer, typically a running back and wide receiver, will likely handle the quarterback duties for the third consecutive week.

In a 28-23 loss to Boca Raton on Friday, Downer completed seven of his 14 passes for 50 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 149 yards on 24 carries.

Bramhall and Peguero, who began the year splitting time under center, have been limited this season because of injuries. Peguero injured his knee in a Sept. 6 game against Glades Central, and Bramhall is slowed by a “lower-extremity” ailment.