The Man Middle School Pioneers didn’t leave any doubt who the best middle school football team in Logan County is.
That’s because Man Middle crushed the rival Logan Middle School Timberwolves, 46-22, on Thursday night at Logan Stadium to take the county championship.
Both teams had already defeated Chapmanville Middle School earlier in the season, setting up Thursday night’s showdown of the unbeatens.
Man, coached by Tootie Carter, improved to 5-0 on the season with the win, while Logan dropped to 5-1.
The Man Pioneers jumped out to an early 8-0 lead with 3:03 in the first period on a Cameron Frye TD run. Man QB Caleb Milton tossed the conversion pass to his twin brother Sam Milton for the 8-0 lead.
Logan’s David Early ran a punt back and then ran in the conversion to tie the game up at 8-8 with 6:35 on the second quarter clock.
The Pioneers then scored 22 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a commanding 30-8 halftime lead.
Zack Frye had a 2-yard TD run and Frye then caught a touchdown pass from Milton and Caleb then hooked up with his brother Sam on a TD pass from 15 yards out with just 11 seconds in the first half as Man took the 30-8 haltime lead.
Logan got a touchdown run by Troy Cowart with 5:59 to go in the third. The conversion failed, leaving the score at 30-14.
Quinton Moody then ran back a kickoff return 80 yards for the Pioneers and Cameron Frye ran in the conversion to give Man a 38-14 lead with 5:44 to go in the third. Cowart then broke loose for another TD run with 3:13 to play in the third frame. Early ran in the conversion to make it 38-22.
Man then scored the lone touchdown in the fourth quarter by Nick Plumley on a 35-yard TD jaunt and Plumley ran in the two-point conversion to make it 46-22 as Man head coach Tootie Carter’s team remains unbeaten.
MADISON — The Chapmanville Middle School football team defeated Madison 12-0 on the road on Thursday night.
Issac Dixon was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 115 yards on the ground and two rushing TDs. Reed Dingess had four carries for 40 yards, Trey Pancake had four carries for 25 yards and two receptions for 10 yards, and Josh Bumgarner had six carries for 35 yards.
Defensively, CMS (3-3) was led by Pancake, Josh Bumgarner and Dominic Tomblin with five tackles each.
“Defensively we had a big night,” CMS coach Jason Maynard said. “We limited Madison to less than 100 total yards of offense. We had a huge night out of our entire defense. Our defense has played extremely well for the last two games. Our varsity defense has not given up a touchdown for the last eight quarters of football. Last night, I was extremely proud of our corners, Waylon Hensley and Alex Freeman. Those two young men made some great open field tackles against Madison’s running backs. I’m also very proud of our defensive line for the way they dominated the line of scrimmage.”
CMS plays Monday at George Washington in a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
It will the the Tigers’ third game in seven days.