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Itching for a return

Los Angeles QB Hayden Rettig eager to return after blowing out his knee in September

Updated: January 2, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- It is tough to imagine a recruit more looking forward to flipping the calendar from 2011 to 2012 than junior quarterback Hayden Rettig (Los Angeles/Cathedral).

After throwing for a school-record 508 yards, including six touchdowns, in a season-opening win, Rettig suffered a torn ACL the following week and was forced to watch the rest of the seaspn from the sideline. With Rettig out, Cathedral turned a 2-0 start into a 3-7 finish, scoring eight points or fewer six times, including three shutouts.

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Gerry hamiltonHayden Rettig is itching to get back on the field after injuring his knee in September.
"It was tough," Rettig said of missing the season. "But with the new year here, I think it will be good. There are a lot of things on my mind I need to get done before my senior season is finished. I think I can accomplish a couple of those goals, and the team could accomplish a couple of those."

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