Chapmanville Regional High School quarterback Alex Berry and wide receiver Jacob Dingess put up some video game-like numbers in a losing cause last week.
Chapmanville lost its showdown game at Tolsia, 76-45, but Berry and Dingess showed why they are one of the top QB/WR duos in the state.
The two have been named as the Logan Banner Co-Athletes of the Week for their efforts.
It’s the third time Berry has been named as the Athlete of the Week this fall. It’s the second time for Dingess.
Dingess had 11 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns in the game. The 11 grabs broke the single-game school record of 10 set by Brady Cox just a few seasons ago. He’s now got 1,094 receiving yards and 65 catches for the season and leads the conference by a wide margin.
Dingess is already believed to have broken several Chapmanville school records for a wide receiver.
Berry was 21-of-30 passing for 338 yards with four TDs and one interception in the Tolsia game.
On the season, Berry is 125-for-191 passing for 1,924 yards with 25 touchdowns and just five picks.
Chapmanville (7-2 overall and 4-2 in the Cardinal Conference) has now lost two straight games and will look to get back on track with Friday night’s regular season finale at Wayne (4-4, 3-3).
The Tigers haven’t beaten the Pioneers since the 1980s in the non-continuous series and this could be Chapmanville’s best chance since Wayne is having a down year by Wayne standards. Chapmanville is 0-11 over the last 11 years since the two teams started playing each other on a yearly basis.
The Tigers are off next week on Nov. 6 before the start of the playoffs.
CRHS has reportedly already locked up a Class AA playoff berth, even with a loss to the Pioneers. The top 16 teams in each class advance to the post-season beginning Nov. 13 across the state of West Virginia.
Chapmanville hasn’t made it the playoffs in four years.
With a win over Wayne that would help Chapmanville’s playoff seeding, however, the Tigers could be sitting on the fence either at the No. 8 or No. 9 seed. The top eight seeds get first-round home playoff games.
(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).