Logan's Aiden Slack (1) hauls in a 12-yard reception during the first quarter of Logan's 43-0 loss to Winfield in the Class AA playoffs. The play resulted in Logan's lone first down of the afternoon (Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)
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WINFIELD Caden Beam rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns and Winfield’s defense held Logan to negative yards as the top ranked Generals defeated the 16th seeded Wildcats 43-0 in the first round of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Class AA Playoffs last Saturday at Generals Stadium.
Beam carried the ball 25 times, scored on runs of 1, 1, 11 and 27 yards and averaged 10 yards per carry for the Generals, who was hosting their first playoff game since 1987.
Winfield (10-1), who has won 10 straight since a season opening 48-21 loss to Class AAA No. 4 Hurricane, held Logan (6-5), who was making its first playoff appearance since 2013, to negative 46 yards rushing. The Wildcats passed for 28 yards, which left them with a total of negative 18 yards of total offense.
Logan, who ran just 24 plays in the loss, committed three turnovers and had seven plays result in negative yardage.
Just like the first meeting, Winfield used a dominant run game to keep the Logan offense off the field. The Generals ran for 476 yards and passed for 42 more to finish with 518 yards of total offense.
Unofficially, Winfield set records for fewest rushing yards allowed and fewest net yards allowed in a Class AA playoff game.
The Generals also had 27 first downs, which was one shy of tying a Class AA record.
Bray Boggs ran for 88 yards on 16 carries and scored one touchdown while Hayden Hinkle rushed for 55 yards on eight carries and K-juan Pearson added 53 yards on six carries.
Brycen Brown completed 2 of 5 passes for 32 and one touchdown. Jayce Miller caught two passes for 28 yards and one score for Winfield.
Miller started the scoring for the Generals with an 18-yard touchdown reception with 6:03 remaining in the first quarter. Pearson tacked on the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Winfield extended its lead in the second quarter on a pair of 1-yard runs from Beam. His first score and Boggs two-point conversion gave the Generals a 16-0 lead with 5:54 and his second score with 3:08 remaining gave Winfield a 22-0 lead.
Boggs added a 1-yard run with 10:28 to play in the third quarter for a 28-0 lead while Beam’s third touchdown, an 11-yard jaunt, put the Generals out in front 36-0 after a second Boggs’ two-point conversion with 3:53 remaining in the third quarter.
Beam capped off the scoring with his fourth touchdown run a 27-yarder with 6:48 remaining in the fourth quarter. Blake Scott added the extra point to give Winfield a 43-0 lead.
Logan’s only first down of the contest came on a 12-yard completion from Drew Berry to Aiden Slack in the first quarter.
Winfield advances to the Class AA quarterfinals where they will host No. 9 Herbert Hoover (8-2). The Huskies have won eight straight since dropping their first two games of the season to AA No. 4 Scott (34-19) and Winfield (19-14).
Berry completed 2 of 12 passes for 28 yards and was intercepted twice. Rylee Adkins caught one pass for 16 yards and Slack hauled in one reception for 12 yards for Logan.
Winfield 43, Logan 0
Logan 0 0 0 0- 0
Winfield 8 14 14 7- 43
W- Miller 18 pass from Brown (Pearson kick), 6:03
W- Beam 1 run (Boggs run), 5:54
W- Beam 1 run (run failed), 3:08
W- Boggs 1 run (pass failed), 10:28
W- Beam 11 run (Boggs run), 3:53
W- Beam 27 run (Scott kick), 6:48