Blacksburg High School head football coach Jet Turner tells 7NEWS Sports that he will miss the remainder of the Wildcats’ season to attend to a medical issue.

Thursday, Blacksburg named longtime assistant Josh Batchler will step in as interim head coach for the remainder of this season.

It’s the second consecutive season that Turner will miss action due to a health issue.

Turner has guided the team since 2019.

The Wildcats lost their opening game to Buford last Friday. They visit St. Joe’s this Friday night.

A GoFundMe site has been established on Turner’s behalf at: https://gofund.me/3d0aafdb