In preparation for last Friday’s Division 4 South quarterfinal against Norton, one player in particular caught the eye of Apponequet Regional coach Robert Lomp: Mike Ready.
He was impressed with the senior quarterback’s ability to improvise and make plays with his legs.
On the game’s first series, calling on his instincts and composure, Ready converted a pair of fourth-down attempts and the Lancers capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run from Matt Hines.
But after absorbing an a blow to his upper body in the third quarter, shortly after Apponequet had opened up a 35-14 lead, Ready was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes before departing with concussion-like symptoms. He did not return and the Lakers pulled away, 42-14. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.