Smith 7th in state in TD catches


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



Chapmanville Regional High School’s Dylan Smith (11) runs in for a touchdown in this season’s 37-23 home loss to the Winfield Generals.


CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — It was a big year for several area football players.

None more so than Chapmanville Regional High School junior wide receiver Dylan Smith, who finished with 11 touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-best in the state with Mingo Central’s Drew Hatfield.

Smith put up big numbers for CRHS, splitting time as a running back and a wide receiver with 1,237 total yards and 20 total touchdowns.

Smith had 53 catches for 861 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for another 376 yards on 57 carries with nine more scores.

Smith was also tied with five other players with 132 points — good for eighth-best in the state.

“Dylan is a special talent that as a coach you are not going to get every year,” Chapmanville coach Rob Dial said in an earlier interview. “We have to make sure that we can give Dylan a chance to shine because we saw how good that he was this year. He could have another great year next year with another year of experience.”

Mingo Central QB Jeremy Dillon was third in the state this season with 27 touchdown passes. East Hardy’s Corey McDonald was first with 32 TDs. Will Fenton of Fayetteville was second with 28.

Logan freshman David Early and CRHS junior Adam Vance were tied for 18th in the state with 18 touchdown passes apiece.

Vance stepped into the starting role this season for Chapmanville and had a great season, completing 151 of 226 passes (66.8 percent) for 2,055 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Despite missing two whole games, Early was still 89 of 150 passing for 1,525 yards with 18 TDs and seven interceptions this season.

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WHEELING—Final West Virginia high school football regular season scoring leaders compiled by Doug Huff of the W.Va. Sports Writers Association:

SCORING

1. Dylan Lucas, Buffalo 263

2. Latrell Warr, Musselman 176

3. Tyler May, Roane County 162

3. Brady Grant, Van 162

5. Freddy Canary, South Harrison 158

6. Jaiden Smith, St. Marys 156

7. Carter Sebert-Sweeney, Nicholas County 134

8. Trey Shuff, Gilmer County 132

8. Noah Adams, Independence 132

8. Phillip Mullin, East Hardy 132

8. Ivan Vaughn, Cabell Midland 132

8. Dylan Smith, Chapmanville 132

8. Cam Barnette, South Harrison 132

14. Andrew Huff, Winfield 124

14. Evan Beasley, James Monroe 124

16. Colby Brown, Cameron 122

16. Jacob Bailey, Liberty Raleigh 122

16. Jace Reed, Tyler Consolidated 122

19. Jeremy Dillon, Mingo Central 120

19. Lorenzo Clark, Wheeling Park 120

19. Grant Safford, Point Pleasant 120

19. Zach Sandifur, Princeton 120

Touchdowns: 43—Lucas; 27—Warr, Grant; 26—May, Canary, J. Smith; 22—Sebert-Sweeney, Vaughn, Mullin; 21—D. Smith, Barnette.

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TOUCHDOWN PASSES

1. Corey McDonald, East Hardy 32

2. Will Fenton, Fayetteville 28

3. Jeremy Dillon, Mingo Central 27

4. Jacob Hartman, Petersburg 26

5. Tyson Bagent, Martinsburg 25

6. Nathan Grimmett, Summers County 24

7. Grant Wells, George Washington 23

7. Chance Brown, Sissonville 23

7. Tate Mayes, Nicholas County 23

10. Trey Shuff, Gilmer County 22

10. Isaac Myers, Jefferson 22

12. Colby Brown, Cameron 21

13. Kobie Carpenter, Lincoln 19

14. Cross Wilkinson, Wheeling Park 18

14. David Early, Logan 18

14. Adam Vance, Chapmanville 18

14. Kerry Martin Jr., Capital 18

14. Cason Payne, Point Pleasant 18

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TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS

1. Carter Sebert-Sweeney, Nicholas County 17

2. Darnell Brooks, George Washington 15

2. Noah Bohanna, Clark. Notre Dame 15

4. Brett Tharp, East Hardy 14

5. Karson Snyder, Parkersburg 12

5. Alex Hewitt, Fayetteville 12

7. Drew Hatfield, Mingo Central 11

7. Dylan Smith, Chapmanville 11

7. Jeffrey Gaskins, Jefferson 11

10. Chris Yachini, Brooke 10

10. Dalton Dempsey, Fayetteville 10

10. Nate Frazier, Lewis County 10

FIELD GOALS

1. Jason Schultz, Point Pleasant 9

2. Koby Kiefer, Bridgeport 7

3. Cason Kessinger, Huntington 6

4. Jordan McVey, Winfield 5

4. George Triplett, Elkins 5

4. Jacob Young, Woodrow Wilson 5

Field Goal Distance: 53 yards—Kessinger; 45—Kiefer; 44—Young, Triplett; 42—McVey; 41—Kessinger; 40—Ryan Cunningham, Ravenswood.

State Record Tied—Regular Season Points, 263, Dylan Lucas, Buffalo (263—Curt Warner, Pineville, 1978).

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SCORING CHAMPIONS

2016—Dylan Lucas, Buffalo, 263

2015—Cody Mitchell, Point Pleasant, 234

2014—Justin Cogar, Westside, 228

2013—Jake Parker, Meadow Bridge, 208

2012—Jalen Jones, Oak Hill, 197

2011—Ryan Switzer, George Washington, 192

2010—Austin Vance, Tug Valley, 232

2009—Dustin Brown, Richwood, 241

2008—Da’Von Marion, Mount Hope, 254

2007—Jordan Roberts, Scott, 212

2006—Jordan Roberts, Scott, 198

2005—Josh Culbertson, Nitro, 216

2004—Nate Black, Parkersburg Catholic, 225

2003—Nate Black, Parkersburg Catholic, 246

2002—Geremy Rodamer, Morgantown, 228

2001—Bryan Wright, Hampshire, 226

2000—Mark Wigal, Morgantown, 204

1999—Daniel Mounts, Gilbert, 202

1998—Chris Yura, Morgantown, 260

1997—Chris Yura, Morgantown, and Travis Lynch, Frankfort, 216

1996—Richie Chandler, Van, 212

1995—Jim Pertee, Tolsia, 179

1994—Brandon Harden, Frankfort, 178

1993—Jason Conner, Athens, 182

1992—Curtis McGhee, Wheeling Central, 174

1991—Rick Cline, Greenbrier West, 178

1990—Eric McGhee, Wheeling Central, 196

1989—Eric McGhee, Wheeling Central, 172

1988—Fred Hatfield, Pineville, 157

1987—Jim West, Valley Wetzel, 150

1986—Jeff Swisher, Sistersville, 204

1985—Todd Gress, Wahama, 122

1984—Zip Shearer, Mor. St. Francis, 162

1983—Tracy Haught, Calhoun, 144

1982—Doug Dillon, Pineville, 194

1981—Steve Damron, Fort Gay, 178

1980—Ken Barnett, Central Preston, 172

1979—Ken Barnett, Central Preston, 122

1978—Curt Warner, Pineville, 263

1977—Curt Warner, Pineville, 160

1976—Robert Alexander, South Charleston, 220

1975—Jim Underwood, Rivesville, 170

1974—Mike Austin, Stoco, 188

1973—Tom Pridemore, Ansted, 181

1972—Rick Tracy, Cowen, 156

1971—Paul Mitchell, Stoco, 254

1970—Rick Petty, Williamstown, 180

1969—Kerry Marbury, Monongah, 188

1968—Don Grooms, Cedar Grove, 212

1967—Ralph Batey, Wahama, 179

1966—Mike Smith, Ceredo-Kenova, 178

1965—Tom Dale, Ceredo-Kenova, 152

1964—Jim Salentro, Clks. Victory, 180

1963—Chuck Foster, Summersville, 160

1962—Joe Hamon, Summersville, 154

1961—Paul Allen, Huntington, 156

1960—Allen Galloway, Alderson, 183

1959—Bill Bryant, Winfield, 198

1958—Larry Drake, Fairmont Senior, 198

1957—Dave Shields, Alderson, 186

1955—Don Van Reenan, Marlinton, 154

1954—Bill Trout, Nitro, 151

1953—Ray Jones, Sissonville, 167

1950—Frank Spadafore, Shinnston, 150

1947—Dick Horton, Spencer, 169

1946—Dick Horton, Spencer, 216

1943—Jim Walthall, Princeton, 180

1940—Ed Lucas, Pennsboro, 162

Note: Date incomplete for 1956, 1951-52, 1948-49, 1944-45 and 1941-42.

Chapmanville Regional High School’s Dylan Smith (11) runs in for a touchdown in this season’s 37-23 home loss to the Winfield Generals.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Sunday-BEST-Dylan-Smith-runs-CMYK.jpgChapmanville Regional High School’s Dylan Smith (11) runs in for a touchdown in this season’s 37-23 home loss to the Winfield Generals.

By Paul Adkins

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