Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick hits

Injuries continue to plague Ringgold football but the Rams did get some good news heading into Friday night's game against Uniontown.

Senior quarterback Quad Law practiced Wednesday and plans to play. Law, who played just one brief series last week at Franklin Regional, hinted to me via Twitter that he might play. When asked, he said, "yes sir! I practiced today an I felt great!"

Offensive lineman/defensive end Mike Beveridge also returned to practice. Beveridge is Ringgold's best defensive player.

How much Ringgold's injured players actually play will be determined but the game does hold some meaning as a loss could drop Ringgold to third place in the Keystone Conference and put them on the road for the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

* Last year, Brett Brumbaugh was a ball boy for South Fayette's football team. Friday night, the freshman will start in place of injured John Lerda according to Mike White of the Post-Gazette.

WPIAL record-holder Christian Brumbaugh is a redshirt freshman at William & Mary. Luke Brumbaugh is a junior and a starting quarterback at undefeated Seton-La Salle.

* Initially, the change made by the PIAA to two 20-minute overtime periods in soccer seemed like a good idea.

The Peters Township boys team won Monday's first round match during the first overtime. The Peters Township girls overtime needed a shootout to edge Moon in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

PT senior Madison Creehan, who moved from goalie to striker and had a key assist in addition to the game-winning penalty kick in the shootout, said the Indians could play another 40 minutes if needed. To me, they looked absolutely exhausted. So did Moon.

Indians coach Pat Vereb wondered after the match is 40 minutes of overtime is a good idea. After watching it transpire, I say it's not good.


Anonymous said...

Class A Seedings:

1. Clairton
2. Sto Rox
3. Bishop Canevin
4. Rochester
5. Avonworth
6. Beth Center
7. Brentwood
8. Monessen or the TCS #2
9. Springdale
10.Western Beaver
11.Chartiers Houston/FC winner
12.California or the TCS #3
13.Chartiers Houston/FC winner
15.North Catholic/Northgate/OLSH
16.Frazier or the TCS #4

mike_kovak said...

I don't see the TCS No. 3 seeded ahead of C-H/FC loser or North Catholic.

Also, the C-H/FC winner gets seeded ahead of Western Beaver based on FC's 55-40 win there in Week 1.