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Law leads Ringgold past AG, 42-7

| Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Ringgold's Matt Kirby tries to run by Albert Gallatin's John Dennis during the Rams 42-7 win.
Rich Downer/For The Valley Independent
Ringgold's Matt Kirby tries to run by Albert Gallatin's John Dennis during the Rams 42-7 win.

Ringgold rebounded in a big way from last week's loss to West Mifflin by rolling over Albert Gallatin, 42-7, at Joe Montana Stadium Friday night.

The Rams (4-2, 4-2) broke open a close game in the second quarter by scoring three touchdowns to take a commanding 36-7 lead into halftime.

Ringgold jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter as Nico Law raced 78 yards for one score and then hit Dayshore Majors for a 65-yard scoring play.

AG (2-4, 1-4) made it 14-7 before the quarter ended when Colin Smith scored on a 12-yard run.

However, the Rams erupted in the second quarter.

First it was Matt Kirby scoring on an 11-yard run to make it 20-7.

Then Chacar Berry scored from nine yards out and Law his Jake Girard for the two-point conversion to make it 28-7.

Then Law and Girard hooked up on an 18-yard pass before halftime and Law ran in the two-pointer to make it 36-7.

The Rams added another touchdown in the third quarter on a short three-yard pass from Law to Majors.

“This was a good win for us in that we needed a thorough effort on both sides of the ball,” Ringgold coach Matt Humbert said. “AG rushed for about 450 yards against West Mifflin so we were a little concerned and we were tough on our defense this week.

“I'm proud of how our defense responded and that is a testament to the players and their coaches.”:

Ringgold held AG to 122 total yards, including 80 rushing and 42 passing.

On the night, Law hit on 13 of 18 passes for 266 yards for three touchdown. He also had 127 yards rushing on nine carries and a touchdown to cap another big night.

“Nico did exactly what Nico needs to do for us and we are coming to expect from him,” Humbert said. “He is getting better and better and the big reason is because he is so coachable. He listens. He wants to learn. He wants to be a leader. And he keeps getting better.”

Majors caught three of those passes for 82 yards and two scores and Alan Pritchett had three receptions for 60 yards.

The win sets up a big game against Elizabeth Forward next week.

“That is a huge game for us because in all probability it is for third place in the conference and a better seed in the playoffs,” Humbert said. “We needed to play a solid game going into that and we did this week.”

Mapletown 42, Bentworth 14

The Bearcats (0-6, 0-6) remained winless in the Tri-County South Conference as the Maples (2-4, 2-3) took a 27-6 lead in the first half and never looked back.

Noah Peternel caught a 17-yard scoring pass from Angelo Rios-Lopez in the first quarter for Bentworth and Ty Mitchell scored a fourth quarter touchdown on an eight-yard run.

Mapletown's Colby Kincell had 117 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown and teammate Adam Hein had 102 yards on nine carries and scored twice.

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