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Ringgold's 'Tri' Law Valley Independent Player of Week — again

| Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Ringgold's Nico Law is a three-time Valley Independent Player of the Week.

Former Ringgold star quarterback Percy Law's nickname is “Quad.”

Maybe his younger brother, Nico, should take on the nickname “Tri,” as in “Three.”

That's because the younger Law has had such an amazing football season that he has been named The Valley Independent Player of the Week three times.

“Tri” Law's latest monster night came in a 50-17 Big Nine Conference rout of Trinity Friday night.

The Ringgold junior started off his big night by scoring first quarter touchdowns on runs of 15 and 88 yards and he didn't quit running until he scored the game's final touchdown on a 90-yard jaunt.

For the night, Law didn't quit running (and throwing) until he amassed 226 yards and four TDs on just nine carries and another 176 yards passing and a TD on a 17-for-25 performance.

For the season, Law has 1,111 yards rushing and scored 13 TDs while he has thrown for 1,239 yards and 14 TDs.

In just his second season behind center, the 6-1, 180-pound quarterback has become one of the WPIAL most feared dual threats.

Ringgold coach Matt Humbert says Law isn't doing anything that surprises him. “He doesn't do anything that surprises me because, honestly, we are confident that he can do what he has been doing and more,” Humbert said.

“He runs our option well and he can really throw the ball,” Humbert added. “He makes good reads out there and all we ask him to do is to be consistent and he has been. I still think he's going to get better.”

Law is already drawing a lot of interest from Pitt, according to Humbert.

“I was pushing him hard for Division II (at the start of the season), but Pitt has really been looking at him hard,” Humbert said. “I'm certain once the season is over, the interest will really pick up, I'm sure.”

Those garnering honorable mention include:

• Ringgold RB Chacar Berry, who rolled up 113 yards on 12 carries and scored two TDs.

• BV Area's Philip Taylor, who rushed for 101 yards on 15 carries, including TD runs of 36 and 14 yards in a 41-7 win over Albert Gallatin.

• The BVA defense, which recorded four interceptions and scored two touchdowns on Cameron Quinto's 60-yard interception return and Collin Johnston's 50-yard fumble return.

• Monessen's Noah Rullo, who hit on 11 of 15 passes for 124 yards - all in the first half - and two TDs in a 42-13 win over Carlynton.

• Monessen running back Clintell Gillaspie, who scored three third quarter TDs and rushed for 86 yards on only 14 carries.

• Monessen's Justice Rawlins, who caught a 15-yard TD pass and also blocked a punt.

• Charleroi Area's Dakota Moorer, who caught seven passes for 184 yards and two TDs in a 14-9 win over Brownsville.

• Charleroi Area's Matt Carr, who completed 12 of 21 passes for 208 yards and two TDs.

• Elizabeth Forward's JaQuan Davidson, who rushed for 127 yards and three TDs and also passed for 103 yards and two more TDs in a 60-14 win over Greensburg Salem.

• EF's Jalen French, who rushed for 175 yards and a TD.

• EF's Matt Bernadowski, who caught a TD pass and also returned an interception 90 yards for another score.

• Yough's Tyler Donahue, who threw for 221 yards and three TDs and also ran for another score in a 45-13 win over Southmoreland.

• Yough's Clayton Waldron, who caught scoring passes of 21 and 8 yards.

• Bentworth's Ethan Tush, who scored two TDs in a 55-14 loss to Avella.

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

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