Generals ground game, stingy defense hands Wildcats first loss of the season


Logan's Julius Clancy makes a play on a Winfield ball carrier during the Wildcats 29-7 loss to the Generals Friday night at General Stadium. (Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography)


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports


WINFIELD Bray Boggs and Brycen Brown each ran for 100 yards and Caden Beam narrowly missed the 100-yard mark as Class AA No. 8 Winfield handed No. 6 Logan its first loss of the season defeating the Wildcats 29-7 on homecoming Friday night at Generals Stadium.


Boggs rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Brown had 117 yards while Beam ran for 92 yards and one touchdown in the Generals victory.


K-juan Pearson scored on a 44-yard run in the fourth quarter as Winfield ran for 391 yards in posting its fourth straight victory.


The Generals, who lost to Class AAA No. 7 Hurricane, 48-21, but has won four consecutive Cardinal Conference games to improve to 4-0 in the conference and remain tied with No. 5 Scott for the top spot in the conference.


Logan, who started the season 4-0, was held to 196 total yards and suffered its first loss of the season.


Both teams had an opportunity to crack the scoreboard in the first quarter, but both teams came up short as the Generals drove to the Logan 35 before punting on their first possession.


Logan took over at their own eight and drove to the Winfield 14 as time expired on a scoreless first quarter.


The Wildcats would be stopped on a 4th-and-1 as Winfield stuffed Aiden Slack for a 4-yard loss on a quick pass from Jaxon Cogar.


The defensive stop proved to be a momentum builder for Winfield. Boggs capped off a 10-play, 83-yard drive with his first touchdown of the evening, an 11-yard run with 6:08 to play to give the Generals a 7-0 lead.


Logan was forced to punt on its next possession and once more Boggs capped off a lengthy drive, this one covering 76-yards in six plays, with an 8-yard run to give Winfield a 14-0 lead with 1:33 remaining before halftime.


Logan received the second half kickoff, but on the second play of the third quarter Cogar was intercepted by Boggs.


Beam extended Winfield’s lead to 21-0 with a 3-yard touchdown with 2:39 to play in the third quarter.


Logan got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter as Cogar ran in from 2-yards out to cut the deficit to 21-7 with 10:10 to play.


Pearson answered Cogar’s touchdown with a 44-yard touchdown. Brown’s pass to Jayce Miller gave Winfield a 29-7 lead with 6:47 remaining.


Logan allowed a season-high 29 points and was held to a season-low seven points, 31 rushing yards and 196 total yards in the defeat.


Cogar completed 18 of 34 passes for 165 yards and two interceptions and rushed for a team high 30 yards and one touchdown on 11 attempts.


Slack caught nine passes for 102 yards while Garrett Williamson hauled in four passes for 40 yards.


Winfield has won the last five games in the series with Logan and holds a 8-4-0 advantage in the series history between the two schools that dates back to the 2006 season.


Winfield will return to action October 7 when they host rival Poca. The Dots picked up their first win of the season Friday night defeating Mingo Central, 41-7.


Logan (4-1 overall, 3-1 Cardinal Conference) will host Class AA No. 16 Nitro Friday night at Willis-Nisbet Stadium. Nitro (2-3, 1-3) was defeated by Wayne, 36-17, and has lost three consecutive games after a 2-0 start to the season.


Winfield 29, Logan 7

LOGAN 0 0 0 7- 7

WINFIELD 0 14 7 8- 29

SECOND QUARTER

W- Boggs 11 run (Hernandez kick), 6:08

W- Boggs 8 run (Hernandez kick), 1:33

THIRD QUARTER

W- Beam 3 run (Hernandez kick), 2:39


FOURTH QUARTER

L- Cogar 2 run (Slack kick), 10:10

W- Pearson 44 run (Miller pass from Brown), 6:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING— Logan: Cogar 11-30, Slack 1-1. Winfield: Beam 18-92, Boggs 14-122, Brown 11-117, Pearson 3-46, Hinkle 2-9, Petrozelli 3-5.

PASSING— Logan: Cogar 18-34-2 165. Winfield: Brown 1-1-0 8, Hinkle 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING— Logan: Slack 9-102, Williamson 4-40, Berry 3-20, Clancy 1-8, Justice 1-(minus 5). Winfield: Pearson 1-8.

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