Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ringgold receives good news

Ringgold received good news this week when it was learned that senior Fred Johnson should return by the Rams' fourth game. Johnson suffered a knee injury during the first week of camp while participating in Oklahoma Drills.

Originally, the injury was believed to be more serious, but tests showed Johnson suffered a knee sprain, according to head coach Matt Humbert.

Johnson transferred from Uniontown to Ringgold before his senior year, and he quickly earned starting spots in the Rams' backfield and secondary.

* Monessen's Justice Rawlins wasn't just one of the better freshmen in the WPIAL a year ago, he was one of the best in the country as he earned a spot on MaxPreps' Freshman All-American Team.

Rawlins suffered an injury, believed to be to a knee, during the Greyhounds' tri-scrimmage Friday against Steel Valley and Oliver at Monessen.

Monessen should know more about Rawlins' injury Monday.

* Trinity assistant football coach Ryan Daloia returned to the football team, which marked a victory of sorts for the Hillers football players. The team staged a 30-minute "players strike" before the start of camp in protest of a decision to cut assistants from the football team.

Daloia's return allowed Dalton to move an assistant to coach a ninth-grade team. In Dalton's words, "Really, it's not much different."


Anonymous said...

From where did Daloia return? Was he one of the coaches cut? How was this a victory?

mike_kovak said...

Daloia wasn't one of the coaches cut, but his brother Chad was. ... It's a victory in that Trinity can have a 9th grade coach, which can be kind of important at a school of that size.