In high school football action,
the Chapmanville Tigers ended the Man Hillbillies playoff bid as the Tigers pulled away late in a wacky 40-28 win at Tiger Stadium Friday night to end both teams' 2021 campaigns at 4-6 overall.
The Tigers opened the game with a nearly eight-minute drive that culminated with a seven-yard touchdown run by Kohl Farmer to give Chapmanville a 7-0 lead. Twenty-four seconds later, the Hillbillies answered back in two plays as Jordan Adams scampered home with a 46-yard touchdown run to knot the game at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Man would block a Chapmanville punt and take over inside the ten-yard line, and on the first play of the second quarter had a chance to take the lead. The Tiger defense was able to stuff the Hillbillies in what would be a theme of the night for Man not being able to convert in the red zone.
On the following Hillbilly drive they once again moved inside the Chapmanville twenty-yard line, but a fumble by quarterback Israel Canterbury gave the ball back to the Tigers. This time Chapmanville made Man pay as they marched down the field, and finished the drive off with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Brody Dalton to Parker Dingess to give the Tigers a 13-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Hillbillies would once again drive down the field on their next possession, but were able to finish the drive when Canterbury was able to sneak in from one yard out to give Man a 14-13 lead with 3:58 remaining before halftime.
Chapmanville faced a fourth and 21 from the Man 46-yard line with under a minute to play in the half. Initially, the Tigers appeared to be punting the ball back to Man, and following a timeout Chapmanville elected to go for it. Dalton hooked up with Charles Stallard for a 33-yard catch to set up first and goal for the Tigers. On the next play, Dalton threw his second touchdown of the game and hit Will Kirkendoll for an eight-yard touchdown pass to give Chapmanville the lead again 19-14 at the half. Man missed a 30-yard field to end the quarter.
On the opening drive of the third quarter, the Hillbillies were once again on the move in Tiger territory. Justin Grimmett had the ball ripped away, and Chapmanville returned the fumble all the way to the two-yard line where one play later, Dalton rushed in for the touchdown to extend the Tigers lead to 26-14.
Man would answer back on their ensuing drive as Adams scored his second touchdown of the game on a seven-yard romp to close the gap to 26-21 midway through the third quarter.
The Hillbillies would then force a fumble of their own on the kickoff and recover inside the Tiger 30-yard line, and three plays later, on the verge of retaking the lead, Chapmanville was able to force another fumble and recovered at their own eight-yard line.
The Tigers would then march 92 yards and finish the drive off with a one-yard touchdown run by Stallard to build their lead to 33-21 with 9:50 to play in the game.
Despite all their misfortunes, the Hillbillies continued to battle back, and two plays later Canterbury was able to hook up with Grimmett for a 70-yard touchdown to bring them back to within striking distance at 33-28 with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter.
Chapmanville though would put the final nail in Man's coffin on their following drive, as Stallard and Dalton continued to wear down an exhausted Hillbilly defense, and with 4:19 to play Dalton iced the game away with an 18-yard touchdown run to secure the win for the Tigers.
This was Chapmanville’s first win over Man since 2017.
Chapmanville is now 12-5 versus Man since the series was renewed in 2004.