By Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE — It was a huge night for Alex Berry, Jacob Dingess and the Class AA No. 7-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School football team on Friday night.
Berry tossed six touchdown passes on the night — five of them to his favorite target Dingess — as Chapmanville crushed the rival Scott Skyhawks 48-16 at Chapmanville’s Tiger Stadium in the annual CRHS Hall of Fame Game.
Chapmanville improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the Cardinal Conference with the win. With the victory, the Tigers are now in first place all alone in the conference standings.
Chapmanville went into the night tied for first place with Tolsia. The Rebels were also 2-0, 2-0 but played a non-conference game on Friday night and won at Fairland, Ohio. By virtue, the Tigers now lead the Rebels (3-0, 2-0) by one-half game in the standings.
The story on Friday night was the Berry-to-Dingess combo.
Dingess reeled in touchdown passes of 23, 46, 46, 6 and 54 yards.
Chapmanville Regional High School senior wide receiver Jacob Dingess reels in 46-yard touchdown catch from QB Alex Berry in Friday night’s 48-16 win by Chapmanville at home over rival Scott at Chapmanville’s Tiger Stadium. Dingess had five TD grabs and Berry threw six TDs on the night. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Berry also had a 31-yard TD strike to Billy Sheppard late in the fourth quarter.
Tanner Dillon reached the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run for the Tigers’ other score.
The Tigers’ Tanner Dillon bulls in for a 1-yard TD plunge. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Chapmanville never trailed in the game.
The 23-yard touchdown pass from Berry to Dingess made it 6-0 Tigers with 5:18 to go in the first quarter.
The 46-yard hook-up to Dingess made it 12-0 and Dillon’s TD run increased the margin to 20-0. It was 27-0 Tigers after another Dingess touchdown grab before Scott was able to dent the scoreboard with 19 seconds to go until halftime with quarterback Austin Mitchell’s 3-yard TD run and conversion pass to Tanner Price to make it 27-8.
Jacob Dingess catches his third TD bomb against the Skyhawks. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Chapmanville then put away the Skyhawks (1-2, 0-2) in the second half with three more scores.
Scott scored once more early in the fourth quarter on Mitchell’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Alan Johnson.
CRHS plays at Poca next Friday night in another Cardinal Conference game — Chapmanville’s fourth in a row to start the season.
— Look for more on the Chapmanville-Scott game in Sunday’s Logan Banner print edition.
Chapmanville wide receiver Dylan Smith catches a 41-yard bomb from QB Alex Berry to the 1-yard line. (Video by Paul Adkins)
The Tigers’ Dylan Smith makes another catch. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Chapmanville’s Ryan Craddock tackles Scott’s Nathan Ramsey for a loss. (Video by Paul Adkins)
CRHS quarterback Alex Berry is tackled for loss. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Scott QB Austin Mitchell is tackled for a loss. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Scott’s Austin Mitchell scores a touchdown. (Video by Paul Adkins)
Tigers’ assistant coach James Barker talks to the team during a timeout. (Video by Paul Adkins)