Paul Adkins Sports Editor
October 3, 2013
The Chapmanville Middle School football team won in dramatic fashion on Monday night at Poca.
With the score tied 12-12 and only 35 seconds left in the game, CMS quarterback Adam Vance hit Noah Dingess on a 1-yard touchdown pass.
Dylan Smith then ran in the tw0-point conversion for the Tigers.
The lead stood as Chapmanville won 20-12 over the Dots and improved to 3-1 on the season.
It was the second game in five days for CMS. The Tigers have a third game in eight days on Thursday night as Chapmanville takes on Logan Middle School at 7 p.m. at Logan.
Vance was 5-for-7 passing for the Tigers for 71 yards with one TD and one interception.
Dylan Smith rushed 15 times for 103 yards to lead the CMS ground game. He also score on a 4-yard touchdown run and tacked on a two-point conversion run.
Dingess had six carries for 15 yards and caught four passes for 68 yards, including a long of 43. Devin Hensley ran six times for nine yards and had one catch for three yards.
On defense, Evan Willis had 11 total tackles and a fumble recovery to lead CMS. Smith had eight total tackles, while Tyler Bradley had a caused fumble.
Timothy Bigley finished with five total tackles. Seth Whitt had four.
First-year CMS coach Dwight Dingess said he was happy with the win.
“Overall I am proud of the kids,” Coach Dingess said. “This was our second game in five days and it was a big win against a conference team. In the first half we gave up a couple of big runs but we went in the locker room and made some corrections and shut them out in the second half. We kept battling and didn’t give up.”
Dingess said his team is a bit banged up heading into the LMS game.
“We have a few injuries going into Thursday night’s game with Logan but are hopeful to have everybody ready to go,” he said. “Three games in eight days is a lot for any team, but the drive these guys have will hopefully allow us to be successful.”