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I'm thinking Ringgold picked a good year to start 3-0. A real good year.
I'm not positive there s a truly dominant team in WPIAL Class AAA. Hopewell is 1-2 with Rushel Shell. West Allegheny doesn't have Mike Caputo. There's no Wayne Capers at Charters Valley.
It might be a good year to make a playoff run.
And that's literally what Ringgold did all over Hollidaysburg - run. The Rams picked up 463 rushing yards with 5-foot-6 quarterback Quad Law, looking every but as dynamic as Donte Valentino did at California.
Montour, Thomas Jefferson and West Allegheny are at the head of the Class AAA pack. Maybe Ringgold finds a way to join them.
The Varsity Letters will say this, a win over Greensburg-Salem Friday night makes a Keystone Conference title possible.
* All indications point toward a special season for Beth-Center. They were there before the season and through the first three weeks, all blowout wins. That feeling doesn't change for the favorites in the Tri-County South Conference despite some bad news Friday night against Mapletown.
Senior Jeff Tarley, tied for the WPIAL lead in scoring after two games, suffered a knee injury on a special teams play early in the game. He did not return.
Tarley, a WPIAL Class AA heavyweight wrestling champion and one best of a running back, gave Beth-Center that something extra it didn't have last year on offense. Tarley did not play his junior year.
* South Fayette passed another tough test with a 31-21 victory at Steel Valley. The Lions play Wash High this week and Burgettstown the following. Keystone Oaks lurks in Week 6. The winner of that will win the Century Conference.
* The won-loss record of Chartiers-Houston's opponents isn't exactly extraordinary (Union, Shenango and Serra are a combined 2-6) but that shouldn't be the focus of the Bucs 3-0 start.
Mykel Dorsey has emerged as a playmaker as a runner and returner. Danial Lis is evolving into a dual-threat quarterback that the C-H offense needs from the position. More importantly, the Bucs are young. They might not be ready for Clairton but the playoffs appear a certainty.
Head coach Terry Fetsko told me earlier in the week that C-H has two goals: 1. Host a playoff game, and 2. Win a playoff game. It's been a while for both.
* Not sure why the Peters Township defense couldn't get off the field in a season-opening loss to Penn-Trafford. That hasn't been the case in easy wins the past two weeks.
* My new top four in the Black Hills Conference goes Clairton, Chartiers-Houston, Brentwood and Fort Cherry.
* When's the last time a team that runs a spread offense like Ringgold attempt two passes in a game?