CHAPMANVILLE — Alex Berry has put up some Madden-like video-game numbers this season.
Berry, the senior quarterback for the Chapmanville Regional High School football team, was 21-of-30 passing for 252 yards with three TDs and one interception in last week’s 54-35 loss by the Tigers at Wayne.
That put Berry over 2,000 passing for the season, a Chapmanville school record.
On the season, Berry has completed 146-of-211 passes for 2,176 yards with 28 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
The loss to the Pioneers dropped Chapmanville to 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Cardinal Conference.
The Tigers, which have lost three straight games, also losing 69-21 to Mingo Central three weeks ago and 76-45 at Tolsia two weeks ago, are idle this Friday night but have already qualified for the Class AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 13 across the state of West Virginia.
Chapmanville, making its first post-season trip in four years, was ranked No. 9 in the state last week and will most likely have to travel for a first-round playoff game.
The final rankings and seedings are expected to be known some time on Saturday.
The top eight teams in the state in each class get opening-round home games in the Round of 16.
Chapmanville currently sits in a three-way tie for third place in the Cardinal Conference standings with Herbert Hoover (6-3, 4-3) and Wayne (5-4, 4-3) which also have playoff hopes.
Tolsia (8-1, 6-0), which was beaten 34-32 last week by Boyd County (Ky.), is in first place, ahead of the Mingo Central Miners (8-1, 6-1), which are second.
Mingo Central plays at Westside in a non-conference game in Friday night’s regular season finale. Wayne plays at Bluefield in another non-league affair, while Tolsia hosts the winless Poca Dots. Hoover travels to Class AAA dormat Lincoln County.
(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).