Senior Taylor Clark also missed much of the Saturday's action. He took a helmet to his right knee on a block when Capital quarterback Tyrhee Pratt reeled off a 70-yard touchdown run on the Cougars' third offensive series.
Clark's injury didn't complicate SA's quarterback situation, however. Though he began the 2012 season as the Dragons' QB, Stoffel said Clark is no longer part of that mix.
"His reps for the day were minimal, and that's because we know what he can do for us, especially on defense," Stoffel said. "He's not one of our options at quarterback right now, and doesn't care to be.
"He's a heck of a defensive player for us, and he's really excelled at it for us the last two weeks."
The Dragons spent the day alternating between quarterbacks Noah Reed - a junior and the incumbent starter - as well as junior Ryan Broderick and sophomore Jacob Grigsby.
Despite the final tally - Capital scored eight total touchdowns to none for St. Albans - Stoffel said his team is improved.
"We're better than we were last year at this time," he said. "We mixed and matched a lot of guys to try to find nine or ten guys we could play on the down fronts to see if we could find a group that could play together.
"We created some turnovers here today we weren't doing last year. When you're playing down-and-distance those turnovers change the momentum of a game. In a 10-play drive you don't get an understanding of what you've just accomplished as a defense. That makes a big difference."
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