Miller hooks up with Acord one more time

NETWOWN — The Ryan Miller to Zac Acord connection struck one more time on Saturday night in the East-West All-Star Classic at Mingo Central.

It was only fitting the two would hook up one last time.

This time, they played for the Green and White of the West All-Star team.

Miller, a Logan High School product who is heading to play college football at the University of Charleston this fall, hit his old Wildcat teammate and favorite target Acord on a 47-yard touchdown pass in the game.

Acord, who is walking on with the Marshall University football team this season, caught three passes for 90 yards in the West’s 13-7 win.

The score ended up being the difference.

The West also got on the scoreboard with a pair of field goals by Tyler Harrison covering 21 and 32 yards.

Miller, who split time at quarterback in the game with Wayne High School’s Nate Adkins, was 8-for-15 passing for 108 yards and the score.

Ryan Miller’s deep pass to Zac Casto of Chapmanville Regional High School is broken up near the goal line.

Miller and Acord hooked up plenty last season for Logan.

Acord, playing his only year of high school football in his senior season, reeled in 72 passes for 1,080 yards and 10 touchdowns last fall for the Wildcats.

Miller had a record-breaking senior season in 2014 for Logan as he passed for a school-record 2,455 yards, completing 160-of-312 passes for 51.3 percent. Miller also tossed 24 touchdowns.

West All-Star coach Joey Fields talks to West QB Ryan Miller of Logan High School during a timeout.

Logan County players were split in this year’s game with Logan and Chapmanville gridders playing for the West.

Neil Mullins, Gage Harvey, Caleb Adkins, Mikle Scott Rowe and Bryce Goff of Man High School played for the East All-Stars.

Acord and Miller joined Logan’s Jeremiah Spears on the West team. Michael Hall, Austin Kirk and Zac Casto of Chapmanville also played for the West.

West All-Star Zac Acord (5) of Logan celebrates with John Reed McClure (52) of Scott and Ethan Jones (56) of Mingo Central after catching a touchdown pass in Saturday night’s East-West All-Star Classic football game at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Harless Stadium.

Logan’s Ryan Miller (3) tosses a pass in Saturday night’s all-star game.

Ryan Miller throws a TD pass to Zac Acord and is protected by lineman Clay Ellis (55) of Mingo Central.

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).


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