CHAPMANVILLE — Chapmanville Regional High School quarterback Alex Berry is slinging the ball all over the place this fall.
And once again, his favorite target is Jacob Dingess.
The two are the Cardinal Conference’s top passing combo again this season.
Berry, a senior, who has led the conference in passing the last two seasons and is No. 1 again this fall. Heading into this week’s game, Berry has completed 63-for-91 passes (69.2 percent) for 1,076 yards with 15 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Dingess, a senior wide receiver for the Tigers, is once again the top wideout in the conference as he has reeled in 32 passes so far this season for 589 yards — an average of 18.4 yards per catch — and nine scores. Dingess was the No. 1 wide receiver in the Cardinal last season.
The two are one of the reasons the Tigers are off to a 5-0 start heading into this Friday night’s homecoming game against non-conference foe Mount View.
With a win over the Golden Knights this week, Chapmanville will be 6-0 going into the Oct. 9 non-conference clash at Man (5-0), which is off this week.
Chapmanville, a 43-26 non-conference winner last week over 3A Logan, sits at 4-0 in the conference standings in first place, one-half game ahead of Tolsia which is 5-0, 3-0. The Tigers play at Tolsia in an Oct. 23 showdown.
Other big games are ahead.
On Oct. 16, Chapmanville hosts Mingo Central (3-1, 1-1) and Oct. 30 the Tigers have their regular season finale at defending conference champion Wayne (2-2, 1-1). The Pioneers have losses already this season to Tolsia and Mingo Central.
Chapmanville is hoping to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2011 when the Tigers reached the state semifinals, falling 33-13 at Point Pleasant.
CRHS has gone 4-6, 5-5 and 4-6 the last three seasons.
The Tigers were ranked No. 7 in the state last week in the SSSAC ratings. The top 16 teams advance to the state playoffs beginning on Nov. 13. The top eight teams have home field advantage in opening round games.