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Law a question mark for Friday

| Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — On Friday, Ringgold travels to Franklin Regional in a battle of Keystone Conference unbeatens with the winner clinching at least a share of the conference crown and a home game in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

The Rams (6-1, 5-0) and Panthers (7-0, 5-0) have two of the highest scoring offenses in the WPIAL.

Ringgold is third in the WPIAL in total offense while the Panthers are sixth. In scoring, Franklin Regional is averaging 50.9 points per game while the Rams average a hefty 39.7.

However, will the Rams have their trigger man at the helm for the offensive showdown Friday night?

Quad Law, who has rushed for over 1,100 yards and scored 12 touchdowns, is a big question mark for the game with an injury.

The Ringgold senior quarterback suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of Friday's 44-7 win over Derry and did not return.

The injury was freakish in that Law was tackled after running a sweep and got up gimpy.

He had tests done on the injury and Ringgold coach Matt Humbert breathed a sigh of relief when it was discovered that there was no bone injury involved.

"There is nothing wrong with the bone," Humbert said. "That is great news."

Still, he is not yet sure if Law, who averages over 11 yards per carry and scored on an 85-yard run on the first play of the game Friday, will be available for the Franklin Regional contest.

"We won't know anything for sure until probably Wednesday," Humbert said Monday evening. "He's rehabilitating and he's walking around on it. He's not on crutches. We just don't know if he is going to get clearance to play Friday until Wednesday when we get more test results.

"He insists he is going to play, so we will see. He was at practice today, but, obviously, he didn't practice."

When Law went down against Derry, Chris Spahr took his place and did a more than credible job, according to Humbert.

"Chris led us on four touchdown drives and threw a touchdown pass," he said. "He also kept two drives alive himself on fourth down by running for the first down. We moved the ball with Chris. Considering the circumstances, he did a great job."

Humbert said he hopes Law plays, but will be focusing on the alternative during practice this week.

"If (Law) is not there, I think everybody will rise up to the occasion," Humbert said. "As much I would love to have Quad out there playing, I have to make sure everybody else is ready and up to speed."

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