Lafayette's Walker Wood looks to pass during the first half of play against the Trinity Shamrocks. Trinity went on to beat the Generals, 70-14, at Trinity's Harry Jensing Field.September 4, 2015.

Lafayette’s Walker Wood looks to pass during the first half of play against the Trinity Shamrocks. Trinity went on to beat the Generals, 70-14, at Trinity’s Harry Jensing Field.September 4, 2015.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s a good thing there is no replay review in the Kentucky football Blue-White scrimmage.

Otherwise, one of the most encouraging moments in the latest edition of the Wildcats’ annual spring game might not have counted.

Long after most of the starters had checked out of the game for the final time, redshirt freshman quarterback Walker Wood dropped back for what appeared to be an insignificant play populated by walk-ons and underclassmen unlikely to play a significant role when the games count for real in the fall.

Wood’s fourth-quarter pass to the corner of the end zone for what was ruled a touchdown reception by sophomore Zy’Aire Hughes – even though replays showed Hughes was out of bounds – was far from insignificant for the former Lafayette High School star though.

“It was a blessing just to be out there again playing football,” Wood said. “That was my first close-to-live snap since my senior year of high school. About a year and a half and a little change. It was just good being out there with my teammates and just playing football again.”

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Wood’s last competitive game – Lafayette’s 6A title game loss to Trinity in Dec. 2016 – ended with a dislocated knee early in the fourth quarter.

What was expected to be a three-to-four-month rehab stretched to more than a year.

That was my first close-to-live snap since my senior year of high school. … It was just good being out there with my teammates and just playing football again.
Walker Wood

After graduating from Lafayette a semester early, …read more

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