Chapmanville's Adam Mullins (3) runs for positive yardage after hauling in a reception in earlier action at Winfield. Chapmanville fell to rival Scott, 39-19, Friday night at Skyhawk Stadium (Holly Eldridge/Holly Eldridge Photography).
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MADISON In a game where the score was closer than it indicated, Class AA No 5 Scott scored 19 fourth quarter points to pull away from No. 9 Chapmanville, 39-19, and win the Battle of Corridor G Friday night at Skyhawk Stadium.
Scott improved to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Cardinal Conference. The Skyhawks are tied atop the conference with No. 8 Winfield, who defeated No. 6 Logan, 29-7, Friday night at Generals Stadium.
Chapmanville, falls to 3-2 overall and 3-2 in the Cardinal, trailed 20-7 at halftime but cut the deficit to 20-13 on a Kohl Farmer 17-yard third quarter touchdown.
Carson Brinegar’s 3-yard touchdown put Scott up 26-13 with 11:48 to play but the Tigers answered with a 44-yard touchdown pass from Brody Dalton to Jacob Topping to close the gap to 26-19 with 10:37 remaining.
It would be as close as the Tigers would get as the Skyhawks scored twice in the final 7:26 to pull away.
Preston Cooper had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, the first one with 7:26 remaining and the last with 1:12 to play.
After the Skyhawks stopped the Tigers on the Scott 1, Cooper’s second fourth quarter touchdown capped a 6-play, 99-yard drive to ice the game.
Cooper finished with 121 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries.
Chapmanville took the opening kickoff and drove to the Scott 7, but Dalton was intercepted by Isaiah Brown at the Skyhawk 5.
Brown returned the interception 11 yards to the 16 and the Skyhawks needed just four plays as Cooper outraced the Tigers defense for a 51-yard touchdown to put Scott up 7-0 with 1:28 to play in the opening quarter.
Following a Chapmanville punt on its next possession, Scott went up 13-0 as quarterback Matt Frye found Isaiah Brown for a 19-yard touchdown with 8:20 to play before halftime.
Chapmanville answered with a touchdown on its next possession as Dalton scored from 2-yards to cut the deficit to 13-7 with 1:54 to play in the first half.
It didn’t that the Skyhawks long to answer as 0:53 later, Frye hooked up with Brown for a second touchdown, this time from 75-yards out with 1:01 to play in the quarter for a 20-7 lead.
Frye completed 12 of 23 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. Brown had six receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns while Jayden Sharps caught three balls for 86 yards.
Farmer rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries for Chapmanville. Dalton ran for 54 yards on 13 attempts and scored one touchdown while completing 5 of 8 passes for 112 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Topping caught two passes for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Scott amassed 493 yards of total offense while holding the Tigers to 295 total yards.
The two schools combined for 21 penalties and 166 yards and each had at least one touchdown called back due to penalty. Scott was penalized 12 times for 90 yards and Chapmanville was whistled for nine penalties and 76 yards.
Scott, who is 5-0 for the first time since 2014, will look for its first 6-0 start in 10 years as they travel to Mingo Central Friday night to face the Miners.
Chapmanville will host Herbert Hoover Friday night at Barker Stadium. The Huskies, who dropped their first two games to start the season, have won two straight and are 2-2 on the year.
Scott has won the last two meetings in the series and leads the overall series with Chapmanville 35-33-1.
Scott 39, Chapmanville 19
CRHS 0 7 6 6- 19
SCOTT 7 13 0 19-39
S- Cooper 51 run (Green kick), 1:28
S- Brown 19 pass from Frye (kick failed), 8:20
C- Dalton 2 run (Ferrell kick), 1:54
S- Brown 75 pass from Frye (Green kick), 1:01
C- Farmer 17 (kick failed), 4:19
S- Brinegar 3 run (run failed), 11:48
C- Topping 44 pass from Dalton (kick failed), 10:37
S- Cooper 1 run (Green kick), 7:26
S- Cooper 1 run (kick failed), 1:12
RUSHING— Chapmanville: Farmer 30-126, Dalton 13-54, Cook 1-3. Scott: Cooper 18-121, Frye 6-25, Brinegar 6-24.
PASSING— Chapmanville: Dalton 5-8-1 112. Scott: Frye 12-23-1 323.
RECEIVING— Chapmanville: Mullins 3-47, Topping 2-65. Scott: Brown 6-183, Sharps 3-86, Clark 2-51, Brinegar 1-3.