Herbert Hoover running back Rocco Frye (20) is tackled by Logan's Preston Kovach (22) as Bryce Daivs (27) and Quentin Goodman (32) assist on the play in the Huskies 56-14 win over the Wildcats Friday night at Willis-Nisbet Stadium (Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Howling into Friday's game on a hot streak, the Herbert Hoover Huskies kept its winning ways with a 56-14 victory over Logan at Willis-Nisbet Stadium.
The Huskies (7-2), who dropped their first two games to start the season, have won seven straight heading into the Class AA playoffs. Led by quarterback Dane Hatfield, the high-power Huskies offense has scored more than 40 points in their last seven games.
Herbert Hoover finished ninth in the final Class AA rankings and will travel to eighth seed Clay County on Nov. 11 for a 7:30 p.m. kick.
Logan (6-4), who has lost four of six since starting the season 4-0, secured the final playoff spot thanks to a pair of losses by No. 17 Point Pleasant and No. 18 Keyser. The Wildcats will travel to top-ranked Winfield (9-1) on Nov. 12 for a 1:30 p.m. start.
Winfield and Logan met during the regular season with the Generals handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season, 29-7, on Sept. 23 at Winfield.
Friday night against Logan, Hatfield accounted for seven touchdowns, running for four scores, throwing for two more and returning an interception as the Huskies scored 42 unanswered in the victory.
Hatfield scored on runs of 1, 1, 60 and 5 while throwing touchdown passes of 27 and 43 and returned an interception 80 yards. For the night, Hatfield finished with 212 rushing yards on 14 carries and completed 7 of 8 passes for 132 yards.
Hatfield's first touchdown with 4:30 to play in the opening quarter capped off a 12-play, 99-yard drive to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead.
Herbert Hoover forced Logan to punt on the following possession and drove to the Wildcat 26 looking for an early two-score lead, however, Kieran Tolliver stepped in front of a Hatfield pass at the Logan 21 and returned it to the Hoover 25.
Bryce Davis put Logan on the board with his 14-yard run with 11:43 to play before halftime as Aiden Slack's extra point kick tied the game at 7.
Hatfield's second 1-yard touchdown gave Hoover a 14-7 lead with 9:35 to play in the quarter, but Logan answered right back with a Drew Berry 8-yard touchdown pass to Slack to knot the contest at 14 with 7:39 to play before halftime.
With the game tied 14-14, Hatfield scored on runs of 60 and 5-yards before returning an interception 80-yards with 0:01 remaining before halftime to give Herbert Hoover a 35-14 lead.
Rocco Frye, who rushed for 117 yards on 17 carries, scored on a 24-yard run with 8:45 to play in the third quarter to put the Huskies up 42-14.
Hatfield hooked up with Randy Hughart for a 27-yard score with 2:59 remaining in the quarter to increase Hoover's lead to 49-14.
The fourth quarter was shortened to six minutes, but that didn't slow Hatfield as he found Jacob Burns for a 43-yard scoring strike to make it 56-14 with 4:22 remaining.
Herbert Hoover outgained Logan 500-212 in total offense and ran for 368 yards while holding the Wildcats to 50 rushing yards.
Berry completed 12 of 21 passes for 172 yards but was intercepted three times by the Husky defense. Garrett Williamson caught five passes for 100 yards while Gabe Workman rushed for 23 yards on 10 carries.
Herbert Hoover 56, Logan 14
Hoover 7 28 14 7- 56
Logan 0 14 0 0- 14
H- Hatfield 1 run (Paxton kick), 4:30
L- Davis 14 run (Slack kick), 11:43
H- Hatfield 1 run (Paxton kick), 9:35
L- Slack 8 pass from Berry (Slack kick), 7:39
H- Hatfield 60 run (Paxton kick), 6:41
H- Hatfield 5 run (Paxton kick), 3:59
H- Hatfield 80 interception (Paxton kick), 0:01
H- Frye 24 run (Paxton kick), 8:45
H- Hughart 27 pass from Hatfield (Paxton kick), 2:59
H- Burns 43 pass from Hatfield (Paxton kick), 4:22
RUSHING- Herbert Hoover: Frye 17-117, Hatfield 14-212, Hughart 7-39. Logan: Workman 10-23, Berry 3-2, Davis 2-14, Kovach 2-7, Justice 1-4.
PASSING- Herbert Hoover: Hatfield 7-8-1 132. Logan: Berry 12-21-3 172.
RECEIVING- Herbert Hoover: Hughart 2-42, Paxton 2-35, Burns 1-43, Jones 1-10, Kee 1-2. Logan: Williamson 5-100, Slack 4-26, Clancy 2-4, Jones 1-43.