LOGAN, W.Va. — Had it not been for a second-quarter hiccup, the Chapmanville Regional High School football team might have pitched a shutout on rival Logan on Friday night.
The Tigers, however, will take it.
For Chapmanville, its 29-8 victory at Logan will do just fine.
The Tigers controlled the ball on the offensive side but its defense was the big story as Chapmanville held Logan’s offense to just 221 yards of total offense.
Taking away QB David Early’s 57-yard scoring strike to Jamal Minter, the sputtering Cats’ offense was only able to muster 164 yards.
“We knew that we had to pressure the quarterback,” CRHS head coach Rob Dial said. “But we also had to drop guys in coverage and try to make it uncomfortable where he didn’t have a lot of time to set and throw the football. We just mixed it up and (Assistant) Coach (Bo) Berry just called a great game and the guys executed great.”
Several Tigers had big games on defense.
Austin Butcher sacked Early three times and also had three solo tackles and two assists.
“Austin Butcher came off the edge and he really played a great game. Ryan Craddock inside was solid,” Dial said. “We dared them to run inside sometimes with the way that we lined up. But we had to have Craddock, Seth Whitt and Evan Willis and those guys played great inside.”
Seth Whitt finished with six solo tackles and three assists. Timmy Bigley had five solos and three assists, while Evan Willis had five tackles and two assisted stops.
Ryan Craddock contributed four solos, three assists and a fumble recovery.
Dillon Renniger had three solos, one assist and one interception. Sheppard had three solos and one assists. Dylan Smith had three solos and three assists.
Tristan Browning had two solo tackles and one assist.
CJ Dalton had one solo and two assists. Robert Seigman had one solo. Tyler Barcklay had two assisted tackles and Chase Berry one.
Logan was penalized 13 times for 124.5 yards. The Tigers had seven yellow hankies for 75 yards.
The Wildcats were led on defense by Chucky Felder’s eight tackles. Shawntez Matthews and Jamal Minter each had seven tackles. Daniel Browning had six stops, while Cezar Cruz and Cody Maynard had four each.
Trey Jude, Tyler Browning, Braxton Goff and David Cruz each had three tackles for Logan. Tyler Mileto and Michael Hall had two each and Elijah Adkins and Musco Adams had one each.
Hall and Trice Boatwright each had a tackle on special teams.
David Cruz had a sack and Felder had a pass breakup.
‘96 Coaching Staff Honored
Before Friday night’s game, Logan’s 1996 coaching staff was honored, including former head coach Corky Griffith and former assistants George Barker, Joe Carroll and Steve Vance.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Logan’s huge 22-21 upset win over undefeated and nationally-ranked Capital.
Barker would later be the head coach at Logan and Chapmanville. He’s currently the Athletics Director at CRHS.
Hannah White was crowned at halftime of Friday night’s game as the Logan Homecoming Queen (Miss Logan High School).
Logan football player Chris Watkins was named as the Homecoming King (Mr. Wildcat).
Among the Leaders
Heading into Friday night’s game, Logan QB David Early was the leading passer in the Cardinal Conference with 900 yards passing. He had completed 51 of 81 passes with 14 TDs and six interceptions.
Right behind Early in second was Chapmanville QB Adam Vance with 64 of 91 completions for 886 yards with seven TDs and four picks.
Sissonville’s Chance Brown was third in passing for 768 yards. Andrew Huff of Winfield was fourth with 553 yards passing. Jeremy Dillon of Mingo Central was fifth with 499 yards.
Chapmanville’s Tristan Browning was fourth in rushing with 66 carries for 361 yards and three TDs. Sissonville’s Austin Cook was first with 628 yards on the ground. Colten Rollyson of Herbert Hoover was second with 468 yards, while Sissonville’s Brown was third with 388 yards. Winfield’s Huff was fifth with 308 yards.
Dylan Smith of Chapmanville was first in the conference in receiving with 27 catches for 424 yards and five TDs. Logan’s Michael Hall was second with 10 catches for 250 yards and four scores. Braxton Goff, also of Logan, was third with 11 catches for 245 yards and five TDs. Mingo Central’s Drew Hatfield is fourth with 18 grabs for 242 yards and three touchdowns. Jamal Minter of Logan was fifth with 15 catches for 239 yards and three scores.
Huff leads the Cardinal in scoring with 56 points, including nine touchdowns and one 2-point conversion. Smith is second with 54 points. Goff (48) is third and Dillon (44) and Hall (44) are tied for fourth.
Team CONF ALL PF PA
Mingo Central 2-0 4-0 212 61
Chapmanville 3-2 3-2 150 81
Logan 1-1 3-2 169 107
Scott 1-4 1-4 101 143
Wayne 0-2 1-3 100 108
Team CONF ALL PF PA
Winfield 3-0 3-1 123 118
Sissonville 3-1 3-1 122 97
Herbert Hoover 3-1 3-1 118 78
Nitro 1-2 1-3 44 152
Poca 0-4 0-5 58 215
Friday, September 23 games:
Chapmanville 29, Logan 8
Mingo Central 60, Nitro 6
Scott 38, Poca 14
Winfield 23, Wayne 22
Herbert Hoover — OPEN DATE
Sissonville — OPEN DATE
Friday, September 30 games:
*Chapmanville at Nitro, 7 p.m.
*Mingo Central at Wayne, 7:30 p.m.
*Sissonville at Winfield, 7:30 p.m.
*Poca at Herbert Hoover, 7:30 p.m.
Logan — OPEN DATE
Scott — OPEN DATE
*Cardinal Conference game
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).