CMS tops Man Middle School in thrilling opener


By Jerry Fekete - Banner Correspondent



Man Middle School’s Nick Plumley runs with the ball in Thursday night’s season-opening loss at home to Chapmanville Middle School at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.


The Tigers’ Isaac Dixon (1) scores a touchdown — one of three on the evening for the CMS running back.


MAN — Chapmanville Middle School’s Jordan Hayes scored on 1-yard quarterback sneak with 9.9 seconds left to give the Tigers’ football team a thrilling come-from-behind 30-28 win over the Man Pioneers on Thursday night at Man’s George A. Queen Field.

Man (0-1) took an early 8-0 lead at the 5:43 mark of the opening period, marching 50 yards on five plays, capped off by a 21-yard TD run by Nick Plumley. Cameron Frye added the two-point conversion.

Chapmanville (1-0) wasted little time in answering back, scoring on its first play from scrimmage on a 65-yard touchdown jaunt to pay dirt by Isaac Dixon — the first of three TDs on the night for the CMS running back. Hayes then found Josh Attwood on a two-point conversion pass play to tie game at 8-8 with 5:31 to go in the first frame.

Man took the lead back on a 9-yard TD run by Cam Frye. The PAT run failed but the Pioneers led 14-8 with 3:39 to go in the first period.

The Tigers took lead back with 5:05 to go on the second quarter clock on a 5-yard touchdown run by Dixon. Hayes then found Dixon in the end zone on the two-point conversion to give CMS a slim 16-14 lead at halftime.

Man went back on top 20-16 with 2:25 remaining in the third period on 14-yard TD run by Plumley. The two-point conversion then failed.

Chapmanville got the lead back at 24-20 at the 6:50 mark of the final period on a 6-yard sprint to pay dirt by Dixon. Attwood then ran in the two-point conversion. The score was set up by a costly Man fumble at its own 27-yard line.

The Pioneers regained the lead with 3:29 to play on a 49-yard catch-and-run by Frye on a fourth-and-long. James Bowen then ran in the two-point conversion to give the Pioneers a 28-24 advantage.

The Tigers then marched 60 yards for what proved to be the game winning score as Hayes sneaked in from 1 yard out with 9.9 seconds on the clock.

Man Middle School’s Nick Plumley runs with the ball in Thursday night’s season-opening loss at home to Chapmanville Middle School at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_MS-football-Man-No-20-carry-CMYK.jpgMan Middle School’s Nick Plumley runs with the ball in Thursday night’s season-opening loss at home to Chapmanville Middle School at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.

The Tigers’ Isaac Dixon (1) scores a touchdown — one of three on the evening for the CMS running back.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_MS-football-No-1-CMS-TD-CMYK.jpgThe Tigers’ Isaac Dixon (1) scores a touchdown — one of three on the evening for the CMS running back.

By Jerry Fekete

Banner Correspondent

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