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Luers' Lindsay to take leave of absence

Bishop Luers football coach Matt Lindsay will take a leave of absence from the team, citing personal issues.

The veteran coach said the length of the leave was indefinite.

“I really don’t know,” Lindsay said Thursday by cell phone of how long it will last. “That’s all I want to say.”

Lindsay, who is also the school’s athletic director, is in his 26th year as a head football coach for the Knights.

Lindsay’s son, Kyle, the team’s offensive coordinator will take over as the interim coach.

“(Kyle) will be guided well by coach (Lew) Goodwin and (Mike) Egts, and the Knights will be fine,” Matt Lindsay said.

The Knights (2-2) are the three-time defending Class 2A state champions and have won 10 state titles overall, with Lindsay as the head coach for nine and an assistant coach for the first one in 1985.

“He actually kept it pretty personal with us,” Luers All-American linebacker Jaylon Smith said. “It is something that doesn’t have to do with the team, but more with him.

"They just said he was going to be out, and they weren’t sure when he would be back but we will definitely be playing for him.”

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

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