Wildcats routed at Sissonville 56-0


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



Logan High School’s Jamal Minter runs with the ball in Friday night’s 56-0 loss at Sissonville.


Logan’s Matthew Cox gets positive yards against the Indians.


The Wildcats’ Matthew Cox gets to get past a Sissonville defender.


Logan’s Michael Hall chases Sissonville quarterback Chance Brown.


The Wildcats’ Michael Hall runs around the end with the ball.


SISSONVILLE — So much for running the table the rest of the way.

The Logan High School football team was routed at Class AA Sissonville, 56-0, on Friday night.

The 3A Wildcats were hoping to win out in their last three contests and secure a 5-5 season.

That’s not going to happen as the Indians laid the wood to the Wildcats with a surprisingly easy win over Logan, which dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-6 on the season.

With games left against Oak Hill and Scott, Logan will fare no better than 4-6, which translates into another losing season.

Sissonville, a member of the Cardinal Conference, improved to 3-5 on the season. It was the first meeting between the two schools since Logan’s own Cardinal days back in 2008 before LHS was moved back up to Triple-A status.

Logan was coming off last week’s 62-26 homecoming loss to John Marshall. Two weeks ago, Greenbrier East spanked the Cats by the same 56-0 score.

Logan, 2-8 last year, is just 4-14 over the last two seasons, winning only a pair of games each over Class AAA dormats Shady Spring and Lincoln County.

Sissonville simply shellshocked the Wildcats, rushing for a whopping 543 yards and scoring eight touchdowns on the ground.

The Indians led 35-0 at the half and then coasted. Sissonville had 353 rushing yards in the first half alone, led by Jared Wilkinson’s 163 yards. He finished with 217 yards and two TDs on runs of 38 and 35.

Sissonville quarterback Chance Brown had 173 yards rushing and three TDs for the game on runs of 65, 57 and 11. Austin Cook had another 92 yards rushing on 14 tries.

Logan was held to only 74 yards on the ground on 26 attempts.

Logan quarterback Alex Toler finished 12-of-27 passing for 51 yards, unofficially.

The Wildcats host Oak Hill next Friday night and then close out Nov. 6 at home vs. Scott.

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2015 Logan High School

Football Schedule (2-6):

Aug. 28: at Man, L 13-18

Sept. 4: at Shady Spring, W 49-14

Sept. 11: at Lincoln County, W 44-12

Sept. 18: Point Pleasant (Hall of Fame Game), L 7-57

Sept. 25: at Chapmanville, L 26-43

Oct. 2: Open date

Oct. 9: Greenbrier East, L 0-56

Oct. 16: John Marshall (Homecoming), L 26-62

Oct. 23: at Sissonville, L 0-56

Oct. 30: Oak Hill, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6: Scott, 7:30 p.m.

Logan High School’s Jamal Minter runs with the ball in Friday night’s 56-0 loss at Sissonville.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LoganSissonville-Jamal-Minter-with-ball-CMYK.jpgLogan High School’s Jamal Minter runs with the ball in Friday night’s 56-0 loss at Sissonville.

Logan’s Matthew Cox gets positive yards against the Indians.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LoganSissonville-Matt-Cox-runs-CMYK.jpgLogan’s Matthew Cox gets positive yards against the Indians.

The Wildcats’ Matthew Cox gets to get past a Sissonville defender.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LoganSissonville-Matt-Cox-with-ball-CMYK.jpgThe Wildcats’ Matthew Cox gets to get past a Sissonville defender.

Logan’s Michael Hall chases Sissonville quarterback Chance Brown.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LoganSissonville-Michael-Hall-chases-QB-CMYK.jpgLogan’s Michael Hall chases Sissonville quarterback Chance Brown.

The Wildcats’ Michael Hall runs around the end with the ball.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_LoganSissonville-Michael-Hall-with-ball-CMYK.jpgThe Wildcats’ Michael Hall runs around the end with the ball.

By Paul Adkins

[email protected]

(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).

(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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