Thursday, October 4, 2007

Airing it out

OK, the Class AAA Keystone Conference is far from the WPIAL's best, but Ringgold appears to be hitting its stride in time for a playoff push. The Rams are 2-1 in conference and play a key game Friday night at Uniontown.

One reason for Ringgold's midseason resurgence is a surprisingly strong passing game. Jeff Petrucci, a veteran coach in his first year as Ringgold's head, has opened up the offense and quarterback Jordan Fowler is prospering. Fowler ranks third in the WPIAL with an impressive 921 passing yards and his eight touchdowns is tied for the lead among local quarterbacks.

Fowler has 199 more passing yards than any local QB. The next closest? Peters Township senior Tyler Porco, who has thrown for 722 yards and eight touchdowns.

Numbers like the ones Fowler and Porco are putting up show how much more passing takes place in high school football, and is another reason why games often don't end until after 10 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Ringgold's QB is the most accurate passer in the WPIAL. If it weren't for dropped passes his completion percentage would be 75%. You should go see a Ram game Mike.

Anonymous said...

It's about time Ringgold hired someone with some class and integrity. Rumor has it that some starters were benched a while back for skipping class......good for Petrucci! It is nice to see there are still some old school coaches who lay down the law.

As for the Fowler kid, no question one of the finest high school QBs the valley has seen in a long time! Ditto the previous words about dropped passes!


Anonymous said...

Watch out for Ringgold in the playoffs. Their offense can keep them in every game they play.