Man's Jerry Taber (79) and Josh Pierson (61) break the huddle against Mingo Central. Taber, Pierson as well as Kaden Dickerson, Houston Ellis, Lukas Haney and Jairadan Hairston paved the way for Man to rush for 408 yards in a 41-22 win at Shady Spring Friday night. (Dave Adkins/Dave's Sports Page)
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SHADY SPRING Games are won and lost in the trenches. One of the game’s oldest cliches was on true display Friday night in Class A No. 10 Man’s 41-22 victory over Shady Spring at Thomas Field.
The Hillbilly offensive line of Kaden Dickerson, Houston Ellis, Jairadan Hairston, Lukas Haney, Josh Pierson and Jerry Taber controlled the trenches as Man ran for 408 yards and had three running backs eclipse 100 yards rushing.
Jordan Adams led the way with 154 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Jayden Brumfield ran for three scored, tossed for a fourth and ran for 105 yards on nine carries and Jim Green ran for 100 yards on eight carries for the Hillbillies.
Man (6-1), who lost to Logan in its season opener and has won six consecutive games, led 21-14 after three quarters but scored 20 unanswered points to start the fourth quarter and pull away from the Tigers.
Man took a 28-14 lead on Brumfield’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Chris Isaacs with 10:20 to play in the fourth quarter. Brumfield added a 19-yard touchdown run with 4:14 remaining to increase the lead to 35-14 and Adams finished off the Hillbilly fourth quarter spurt with a 37-yard run to increase Man’s lead to 41-14 with 3:15 to play.
Adam Richmond’s 35-yard run, his third touchdown of the evening, and Brady Green’s two-point conversion pass to Gavin Davis cut the deficit to 41-22 with 1:28 to play.
James Sellards ran for 85 yards on 14 carries while Richmond finished with 72 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns. Green completed 16 of his 23 passes for 158 and one interception while Jalon Bailey caught nine passes for 71 yards for the Tigers.
Shady Spring had an opportunity to take an early lead in the first quarter, but 27-yard field goal sailed wide left leaving the game scoreless.
Brumfield scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns with 1:32 remaining as he outran the Tigers defense for a 27-yard touchdown. Jaxon Tipton kicked the first of his five extra points to give Man a 7-0 lead.
Tipton has made his last 23 extra point attempts and is 32 for 36 on the season.
Richmond’s 4-yard run and Henderson’s extra point tied the game at 7 with 8:29 remaining in the second quarter.
Adams scored from 15 yards out to give Man a 14-7 lead with 3:24 to play before halftime. Brumfield tacked on a 42-yard run to increase Man’s advantage to 21-7 with 6:17 to play in the third quarter.
Richmond scored from 5-yards out to cut the deficit to 21-14 with 1:33 remaining in the third quarter.
Jacob Walls had an 11-yard rush and completed a 25-yard pass for the Hillbillies while Chris Isaacs caught three passes for 46 yards for Man.
The Hillbillies outgained the Tigers 454-322 in total offense and sacked Green four times. Devon Sanders had two sacks while Ellis and Jim Green each had one sack for the Hillbilly defense. Green also had an interception for the Hillbillies.
Shady Spring returns to action Friday night as they travel to Mingo Central. Man will host Class AA No. 2 Independence for homecoming on Friday.
Man will close out the season with a road game at Tug Valley on Oct. 28 and will host Class AA No. 19 Chapmanville on Nov. 4.
Man 41, Shady Spring 22
Man 7 7 7 20- 41
Shady 0 7 7 8- 22
M- Brumfield 27 run (Tipton kick), 1:32
S- Richmond 4 run (Henderson kick), 8:29
M- Adams 15 run (Tipton kick), 3:24
M- Brumfield 42 run (Tipton kick), 6:17
S- Richmond 5 run (Henderson kick), 1:33
M- Isaacs 15 pass from Brumfield (Tipton kick), 10:20
M- Brumfield 19 run (Tipton kick), 4:14
M- Adams 37 run (pass failed), 3:15
S- Richmond 35 run (Davis pass from Green), 1:28
RUSHING- Man: Adams 13-154, Brumfield 9-105, Baisden 9-40, Green 8-40, Walls 1-11, Mullins 1-6, Sanders 1-3, Morgan 1-(minus 3), Morgan 1-(minus 8). Shady Spring: Sellards 14-85, Green 13-7, Richmond 9-72.
PASSING- Man: Brumfield 2-3-0 21, Walls 1-1-0 25. Shady Spring: Green 16-23-1 158.
RECEIVING- Man: Isaacs 3-46. Shady Spring: Bailey 9-71, Richmond 2-30, Sellards 2-29, Locklear 2-13, Mackey 1-15.