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Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Ringgold's Nico Law

| Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
Ringgold's Nico Law hands off to Chacar Berry against West Mifflin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Mifflin.
Ronald Vezzani Jr. | For the Daily News
Ringgold's Nico Law hands off to Chacar Berry against West Mifflin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Mifflin.

Nico Law's emergence as an elite playmaker — just don't call him a running quarterback — has coincided with Ringgold's reemergence as a Class AAA power. So far he's thrown for 1,117 yards, run for 885 more and totaled 23 touchdowns.

Law and Rams coach Matt Humbert enjoy a back-and-forth relationship, one Law opens up about after an audible call against Elizabeth Forward.

Q: You've taken a giant step forward, why is that?

A: It all started in the offseason. I put in a lot of work with Coach Humbert, working hard in the weight room.

Q: You and Humbert are like brothers and snipe at each other quite a bit.

A: We go back and forth quite a bit this year. We're a lot closer.

Q: Does that happen even on the sidelines?

A: Every game. We have to keep a high spirit between us.

Q: What's been the funniest exchange?

A: Last week against Elizabeth Forward (52-36 win), I changed the play at the line. He was getting mad about it, then we scored a touchdown. He still asked why I changed the play, but he was happy we scored.

Q: What was it like going against Pitt recruit JaQuan Davidson?

A: I love competing against other quarterbacks in our conference, especially one who's going D-I. Since he's a Division I athlete, I wanted to play 10 times better and showcase what I got.

Q: What's it been like trying to erase last year's 4-6 record?

A: It's been very enjoyable. Actually starting to like it now that we're winning more. Last year was kind of a down year, but we've really turned it around a lot.

Q: Do you feel more comfortable running or throwing?

A: I feel more comfortable throwing. I hate being called a running quarterback. That's my No. 1 pet peeve.

Q: What would you prefer to be called?

A: I'll take dual threat, but I'm more of a passer in my opinion. When I hear someone call me a running quarterback, it gets on my nerves because I like to think that I'm a pass-first guy.

Q: What do you still need to do as a team?

A: We need to win out, so we can secure that 7-2 season and have a good year. Have some momentum going in the playoffs.

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