Buchanan’s Kendall Milton injured during game against Bullard

Kendall Milton rounds the corner on his way to the endzone in the Buchanan Bears 32-7 home loss to Narbonne in the season opener on Aug. 24, 2019. Milton had 133 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. MICHEAL FORD/CLOVIS ROUNDUP

Buchanan star running back and University of Georgia commit Kendall Milton left the Buchanan Bear’s 28-14 victory against the Bullard Knights early on Friday night Aug. 30 after aggravating a thigh injury that he apparently suffered in Buchanan’s 32-7 loss to Narbonne in week one.

After a 20 yard run, Milton appeared to come up lame as he headed to the sideline during the team’s first offensive possession of the game.

Milton is one of the most highly-sought-after high school football players by college football coaches in Central Valley history.

Milton rushed for 1,337 yards in 2018 and will undoubtedly need to stay healthy for the Bears to make the Central Section playoffs. The Bears lost on Nov. 16 in the 2018 semifinals to Liberty-Bakersfield 24-23.

Michael Ford
Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.