MAN, W.Va. — The Man Middle School football team shut out arch rival Logan, 28-0, on Thursday night at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.
Man, coached by Tootie Carter, improved to 4-2 on the season, while the Timberwolves dropped to 3-3.
With the win, Man forced a three-way tie for the middle school county championship. Man lost earlier in the season to Chapmanville and then the Tigers lost to Logan.
The Pioneers led 8-0 at halftime and 14-0 after three quarters of play. A pair of fourth period scores then put the game away.
Man got its first points of the game and it proved to be the game winner as Cameron Frye scored his first of three touchdown runs on the night with a 6-yard run. The score capped off a 59-yard, 8-play drive by the Pioneers. Frye then ran in the 2-point conversion to give Man an 8-0 advantage.
Man took the opening kickoff to start the second half and went 55 yards in six plays as Frye raced in from 14 yards out. The PAT run failed as the Pioneers took a 14-0 advantage with 5:05 left in the third quarter.
Man then put the game away to start the fourth period of play as Frye scored his third TD on the night — this one from 10 yards out. Pioneers’ QB Jeremiah Harless then ran in the 2-point conversion to give MMS a commanding 22-0 lead with 7:02 left in the game.
The Pioneers got their final score of the game on an 8-yard TD run by Nick Plumley with just 1:09 left. The conversion failed as Man went on for the 28-0 shutout.
“It was our best defensive game of the year,” Coach Carter said. “We are beginning to hit. They are learning what they are doing. I wish it was the start of the season.”
Logan’s Corey Townsend was 6 for 12 passing for 89 yards.
Korbin Bostic led Logan in receiving with two catches for 53 yards. Norman Kennedy caught three passes for 32 yards and Cameron Hensley had a 4-yard reception.
Rob Tolliver led LMS in rushing with 53 yards.
On defense,Tolliver and Bostic had seven tackles each. Justin Collins had six.
Man’s statistics were unavailable.
Logan is scheduled to host Point Pleasant next Thursday at 7 p.m.
Chapmanville Middle 40,
Harts Middle 8
HARTS, W.Va. — The Chapmanville Middle School football team scored a 40-8 win on the road at Harts Middle School on Thursday night.
No further details were available on the game.
The Tigers host Sherman this coming Thursday night at 7 p.m.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).