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Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

You can't blame Belle Vernon Area's football team for feeling a little like Sonny Curtis of The Crickets.

That's because Curtis wrote a song entitled “I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)” that was a top-10 hit in 1966.

On Friday night, BVA fought the law - Nico Law - and Law definitely won that battle, too.

Law, Ringgold's junior quarterback, threw for 221 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 220 yards and two more touchdowns as Ringgold rolled to a 42-21 Big Nine Conference win.

For his efforts, Law is this week's The Valley Independent Player of the Week.

With Ringgold trailing, 14-7, in the first quarter, Law raced 73 yards to tie the game and then hit Dayshore Majors with a 56-yard pass to give Ringgold a 21-14 lead.

After the Leps tied the game, Law then threw his third TD pass of the game to Majors and then raced 55 yards for another score and Ringgold had the win.

Law had the kind of game that BVA coach Aaron Krepps was worried about going in.

Before the game, Krepps said that Law is the player who makes Ringgold go.

“He is the glue to their offense and the kid who makes them go,” Krepps said.

He wasn't kidding.

For the night, Law completed 14 of 24 passes and he rolled up his 220 yards on only 16 carries.

Players garnering honorable mention include:

•Ringgold's Majors, who caught five passes for 121 yards and had three TDs.

•BV Area's Travis Snyder, who completed 15 of 33 passes for 221 yards and three TDs.

•BVA's Derek Verkleeren, who caught scoring passes of 27 and 7 yards from Snyder.

•Monessen's Noah Rullo, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 195 yards and two TDs in a 49-33 loss to Fort Cherry.

•Monessen's Javon Brown, who caught six passes for 112 yards .

•Monessen's Clintell Gillaspie, who caught a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and returned an interception 59 yards for a third score against Fort Cherry.

•Elizabeth Forward's JaQuan Davidson, who threw for 263 yards and three TDs in a 37-7 win over Laurel Highlands.

•EF's Matthew Bernadowski, who caught six passes for 221 yards and two TDs.

•Yough's Tyler Donahue,who completed 15 of 25 passes for 145 yards and three TDs in a 27-22 loss to Jeannette.

•Yough's Clayton Waldron who caught scoring passes of 39 and 10 yards from Donahue.

•Frazier quarterback Charles Manack, who hit on 8 of 10 passes for 226 yards and two TDs in a 38-0 win over Bentworth..

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or

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