In high school football action, the Chapmanville Tigers fell to 0-3 on the season as they were edged out by the Winfield Generals 28-24 Friday night in the home opener at Tiger Stadium.
It was the high-flying aerial assault of the Generals against Chapmanville's ground and pound game all evening long with Winfield striking first on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Brycen Brown to Carter Perry on fourth and twelve to give the Generals a 7-0 lead
The Tigers would go on a methodical nine-minute drive, but were stopped at the one-yard line on fourth and goal. Four plays later, freshman Elijah Pridemore picked off Brown's pass and raced 24 yards to the end zone to give Chapamanville an 8-7 lead with 8:12 left in the second quarter. Tigers would strike again on a Brody Dalton ten yard touchdown scamper to open up a 16-7 lead for Chapmanville. The Generals were able to narrow the score to 16-14 with eleven seconds remaining in the half on a two-yard touchdown run by Bryson Tate.
In the third quarter, the lead exchanged back and forth. Winfield captured the lead once again on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Ian Cottrill to give Winfield a 21-16 lead with 10:27 left in the quarter.
Dalton would answer right back for the Tigers as he plunged in from two yards out to push Chapmanville back ahead 24-21. Brown would have yet another answer and found Perry from 49 yards out to give Winfield the lead for good at 28-24 with 4:11 remaining in the period.
The Tigers would have one final chance with under three minutes left and near midfield, but Dalton's fourth down pass fell incomplete. The Generals were able to run out the clock to gain their first victory of the season. Chapmanville will be back in action next week when they travel to Nitro on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Elsewhere in the high school football tonight:
Logan defeated Wayne 27-20
Man beat Westside 49-14
Scott went over Sissonville 48-21
Point Pleasant defeat Mingo Central 66-28