Logan's Aiden Slack (top left) and Chapmanville's Brody Dalton (bottom right) were named Class AA first-team all-state Thursday (Slack photo courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography and Dalton photo courtesy of Holly Eldridge/Holly Eldridge Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Chapmanville's Brody Dalton and Logan's Aiden Slack were named first team Class AA All-State Thursday by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Dalton and Slack were selected as utility players on defense for the 2022 season.
Dalton, a dual threat quarterback, helped lead Chapmanville to its first playoff berth in seven seasons completed 61 percent of his passes (128 for 210) for 1,669 yards and 18 touchdowns. When he wasn't throwing the football, he was rushing for 605 yards on 108 attempts and 11 touchdowns.
Relied upon for his senior leadership, Dalton showed his leadership qualities in a come from behind victory over Wayne, that may have saved the Tigers season and propel them to the postseason.
Slack did just about anything that was asked of him by the Logan coaching staff. The senior lined up at quarterback, running back, but was primarily used as a receiver in the Wildcats offense.
Slack also handled all kicking duties and was one of the reasons the Wildcats qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
He led the Wildcats in a number of categories including receiving yards (620), receiving touchdowns (9), rushing touchdowns (3), touchdowns (13) and points (115).
Slack was also a force on the defense and in the kicking game. He made 60 tackles and intercepting two passes, one of which was returned for a touchdown. In the kicking game, Slack registered nine touchdowns, was 25 of 27 on extra point attempts and was a perfect 4 for 4 on field goals with a long of 37 yards.
Two other Tigers, running back Kohl Farmer and linemen RJ Jones, garnered all-state honors for the orange and black.
Farmer, who was named to second team as a running back, rushed for 1,290 yards on 229 attempts, scored 21 touchdowns and had eight games of 100 yards or more. He had 22 touchdowns on the year and scored 132 points.
Not only did he lead the Tigers in those categories, but he also led the Cardinal Conference in those categories as well. Farmer and Slack were one-two in the Cardinal Conference in scoring for the 2022 season.
Jones, an honorable mention selection, was one of the reasons the Tigers were able to pile up over 4,000 yards of offense this season. Jones, a six-foot-four 275-pound junior, helped pave the way for Chapmanville's running game to pile up 1,714 yards and gave the quarterback enough time to throw for 1,714 yards as a team.
On defense, Jones recorded 26 tackles and one sack for the Tigers.
Logan's Bryce Davis and Garrett Williamson were second team defensive selections for their efforts this season.
Davis was recognized as a linebacker after registering 167 tackles, which averages out to just over 15 a game. He also had 11 1/2 tackles for loss, recovered one fumble and caused one fumble for the Wildcats this season.
Williamson was selected as a cornerback after making 35 tackles to go along with a fumble recovery, forced fumble and an interception.
Williamson was also a force on offense. As a receiver, Williamson hauled in 49 passes for 612 yards and four touchdowns.
Quarterback Jaxon Cogar, whose season was cut short after five games when he suffered a knee injury in Logan's win over Nitro, was an honorable mention selection.
Cogar completed 86 of his 138 passes for 1,082 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was also the team's leading rusher with 358 yards on 69 carries and three touchdowns.
Class AA All-State Football Team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association
QB – Matt Frye, Scott, Jr.
RB – Judah Price, Independence, Sr. (captain)
RB – Skyler Delk, Roane County, Sr.
RB – Caden Beam, Winfield, Sr.
WR – Jake Wiseman, Sissonville, Jr.
WR – RJ Hairston, Bluefield, Jr
OL – Logan Isom, Independence, Sr.
OL – Brady Grimmett, Independence, Sr.
OL – Roman Milam, Nicholas County, Sr.
OL – Jaxson Cunningham, Winfield, Sr.
OL – Cameron Jones, Weir, Sr.
U – Dane Hatfield, Herbert Hoover, Soph.
U – BJ Williams, Clay County, Jr.
U – Trey Bowers, Independence, Jr
K – Levi Paxton, Herbert Hoover, Sr.
DL – Jacob Morton, Clay County, Sr.
DL – Gabe Ryan, Keyser, Sr.
DL – Harley Sickles, North Marion, Sr.
DL – Chase Snyder, Frankfort, Sr.
LB – Jordan Harvey, Independence, Sr. (Captain)
LB – Tyler Curry, North Marion, Sr.
LB – Dylan Ours, Fairmont Senior, Jr.
LB – Colton Paxton, Roane County, Sr.
DB – Alex Culp, East Fairmont,,Sr.
DB – Luke Robinette, Frankfort, Sr.
DB – Cyrus Goodson, Independence, Sr.
U – Aiden Slack, Logan, Sr.
U – Brody Dalton, Chapmanville, Sr.
U – Bray Boggs, Winfield, Sr.
P – Jordan Wolfe, Poca – Sr.
QB – Caleb Fuller, Bluefield, Sr.
RB – Briar Begler, Roane County, Sr. (Captain)
RB – Kohl Farmer, Chapmanville, Sr.
RB – Kaleb Clark, Nicholas County, Sr.
WR – Jayden Sharps, Scott, Sr.
WR – Landon Frey, North Marion, Jr.
OL – Kobi O’Dell, Lincoln, Sr.
OL – Christian Jarvis, Roane County, Sr.
OL – Parker Withrow, Independence, Sr.
OL – Logan Howell, Winfield, Sr.
OL – Connor Brinckman, Herbert Hoover, Sr.
U – Nick George, RCB, Sr.
U – Ian Crookshanks, East Fairmont, Jr.
U – Casey Minor, North Marion, Jr.
K – Alex Shrader, Point Pleasant, Soph.
DL – AJ Dunbar, Poca, Sr.
DL – Braxton McKinney, Independence, Sr.
DL – Isaiah Chapman, Herbert Hoover, Sr. (Captain)
DL – Evan Helm, East Fairmont, Sr.
LB – Jaxson Damron, Wayne, Jr.
LB – Levi Moore, Lincoln, Sr.
LB – Mike Kruzel, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
LB – Bryce Davis, Logan. Sr.
LB – Parker VanMeter, Frankfort, Sr.
DB – Shay Harper, Roane County, Soph.
DB – Gavin Michael, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
DB – Garrett Williamson, Logan, Sr.
U – Dashawn Webster, Philip Barbour, Sr.
U – Mateo McKinney, Clay County, Sr.
P – Nate Flower, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
Gaven Allison, Herbert Hoover; John Anderson III, Frankfort; Austin Altizer, Nicholas County; Jamari Bass, Weir; Trevor Bigelow, Fairmont Senior; Luke Boggs, Nitro; Landon Boone, North Marion; Connor Bradford, Liberty Raleigh; Carson Brinegar, Scott; Jacob Bunner, Roane County; Jacob Burns, Herbert Hoover; Avery Brown, East Fairmont; Isaiah Brown, Scott; Isaiah Bush, Scott; Bryce Byrd, Robert C. Byrd; Brayden Carder, Lewis County; Noah Casto, Clay County; Cody Clevenger, North Marion; Jaxon Cogar, Logan; Noah Collins, Clay County; Blake Cook, Wyoming East; Jackson Danielson, Wyoming East; Gage Dean, East Fairmont; Caden Dotson, Herbert Hoover; Ty Drake, Robert C. Byrd; Braydon Edgell, Lincoln; Sencere Fields, Bluefield; Cam Foley, Grafton; Kholton Goodin, Oak Glen; Michael Greenlief, Oak Glen; Connor Hayes, North Marion; Wes Hill, Nicholas County; Antwan Hilliard, Lincoln; Brian Huggins, PikeView; Conner Hughes, Scott; Derrick Hypes, Independence; Matthew Jackson, Frankfort; Chandler Johnson, Independence; RJ Jones, Chapmanville; Nick Kellar, Lincoln; Braydon Keller, Keyser; Parker Kincell, North Marion; Caleb Kuhl, Winfield; Cameron Layton, Frankfort; Germaine Lewis, Fairmont Senior; Nate Lhotsky, Robert C. Byrd; Kemper Longwell, Philip Barbour; Trey Longwell, Fairmont Senior; Laz Marquez, Sissonville; Conner Marshall, Wayne; Colton Mathis, Wayne; Dakota Martin, Westside; Marcus Matney, PikeView; Ory May, Roane County; Anthony Mele, Keyser; Bralyn Michael, Fairmont Senior; Zane Minger, Clay County; Wyatt Minor, Robert C. Byrd; Tyler Parrish, East Fairmont; Adam Richmond, Shady Spring; Evan Roach, Point Pleasant; Andrew Rollyson, Herbert Hoover; Tristen Root, Keyser; Andrew Schoon, Point Pleasant; James Sellards, Shady Spring; Jack Stanislawczyk, Keyser; Landen Tasker, Fairmont Senior; Nick Todd, Liberty Harrison; Dylan Vance, Mingo Central; Chaz Waine, Mingo Central; Kolton Weaver, Point Pleasant; Fisher Williams, Independence; Michael Wines, Nitro.