Chapmanville running back Kohl Farmer breaks free from Sissonville's Cohen Harrison on his way to a 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Tigers 43-26 victory over the Sissonville Indians Friday night at Barker Stadium. (Holly Eldridge/Holly Eldridge Photography)
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE Using a dominating running attack, Chapmanville piled up 300 yards on the ground to overcome two first quarter turnovers and a lengthy lightning delay to defeat Sissonville 43-26 Friday night at Barker Stadium.
Senior running back Kohl Farmer rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Brody Dalton ran for 105 yards as Chapmanville defeated Sissonville for the first time since 2015.
From the first snap of the game, it was clear the Sissonville defense would have trouble with the Chapmanville running game. The Tigers rushed for 300 yards and gained 121 yard through the air finishing with 421 yards of total offense for the evening.
The only thing stopping Chapmanville was Chapmanville itself. The Tigers turned the ball over on its first two possessions inside Sissonville territory in the first quarter.
The second fumble proved to be a costly one as Sissonville wasted little time taking advantage of the Tigers miscue.
On third-and-5 from the Indian 47, Charles Stallard’s fumble was recovered by Jacob Wiseman and returned to the Tiger 37. A 15-yard face mask penalty moved the ball to the Tiger 22 and Sissonville wasted no time in cashing in on the turnover.
On the first play from scrimmage, Cameron Arbogast outraced the Tiger defense for a 22-yard touchdown to give Sissonville a 7-0 after Ethan Taylor’s extra point with 2:26 remaining in the opening quarter.
Chapmanville took control with 18 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Farmer rushed in from the 1 to put the Tigers on the board and bring the Tigers within one, 7-6, with 11:24 remaining in the first half.
Eli Pridemore stepped in front of an Ethan Taylor pass and returned it 37 yards for the go-ahead touchdown putting Chapmanville up 12-7 with 11:00 to play.
On its next defensive possession, the Tigers forced the Indians to go out three-and-out and took over at the Indian 43 following a 24-yard punt.
Chapmanville drove to the Sissonville 13, but the drive was halted when lightning was spotted over top Barker Stadium with 7:48 remaining in the first half.
Officials removed both teams from the field and sent them to their respective locker room as action was halted for over an hour.
The delay didn’t slow Chapmanville as the Tigers needed just three plays to score a third consecutive touchdown as Stallard ran in from the 6 with 6:32 to play in the first half to put the Tigers up 18-7.
Sissonville answered with a 17-yard touchdown from Arbogast, his second of the first half, to cut the deficit to 18-14 with 4:30 to play in the first half.
Neither team would score for the remainder of the first half as the Tigers took a four-point lead into the locker room for an abbreviated halftime period.
Chapmanville couldn’t be stopped in the second half as the Tigers scored on each of their four possessions in the second half while Sissonville scored on two of its final three drives.
Dalton found Austin Adkins for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 7:06 to play in the third quarter for a 25-14 lead following Elijah Ferrell’s extra point.
Stallard ran in from four yards out with 0:15 remaining in the third as the Tigers took a 31-14 lead into the final quarter.
Sissonville cut the deficit to 11, 31-20, when Malachi Thompson hauled in a 30-yard pass from Ethan Taylor with 10:43 remaining in the fourth.
Chapmanville put the game away with a pair of touchdowns on its final two possessions as Jacob Topping hauled in a 45-yard pass from Adam Mullins with 8:48 remaining to put the Tigers up 37-20.
Farmer’s second touchdown, a 27-yard scamper, put the final nail in the Sissonville coffin giving the Tigers a 43-20 lead with 3:52 to play.
With 0:01 remaining, Ethan Taylor found Evan Taylor for a 25-yard touchdown to set the final score at 43-26.
Ethan Taylor threw for 151 yards on 18-of-36 passing. He threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted twice. Arbogast rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Thompson hauled in three passes for 47 yards and one touchdown while Evan Taylor caught four passes for 37 yards and one touchdown.
Dalton completed 5-of-12 passes for 76 yards and one touchdown while Mullins completed his only pass for a 45-yard touchdown and hauled in three receptions for 49 yards. Stallard ran for 18 yards on four carries and scored two touchdowns for the Tigers.
Sissonville will host Logan (1-0) Friday night at 7 p.m. in search of its first victory of the 2022 season.
Chapmanville entertains Poca (0-1), who was upset by Nitro, 27-26, in its season opener. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 10-7, but have dropped the last three games in the series. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Barker Stadium.
Sissonville 7 7 0 12_26
Chapmanville 0 18 13 12_43
SHS_ Cameron Arbogast 22 run (Ethan Taylor kick), 2:26
CHS_ Kohl Farmer 1 run (pass failed), 11:24
CHS_ Eli Pridemore 37 interception return (pass failed), 11:00
CHS_ Charles Stallard 6 run (pass failed), 6:32
SHS_ Arbogast 17 run (Ethan Taylor kick), 4:30
CHS_ Austin Adkins 19 pass from Brody Dalton (Elijah Ferrell kick), 7:06
CHS_ Stallard 4 run (kick failed), 0:15
SHS_ Malachi Thompson 30 pass from Ethan Taylor (kick failed), 10:43
CHS_ Jacob Topping 45 pass from Adam Mullins (kick failed), 8:48
CHS_ Farmer 27 run (kick failed), 3:52
SHS_ Evan Taylor 25 pass from Ethan Taylor (run failed), 0:01
RUSHING_Sissonville Arbogast 12-58, Fisher 1-9. Chapmanville, Farmer 29-177, Dalton 15-105, Stallard 4-18.
PASSING_ Sissonville, Taylor, Et. 18-36-2 151. Chapmanville, Dalton 5-12-0 76, Mullins 1-1-0 45.
RECEIVING_ Sissonville, Arbogast 5-11, Taylor, Ev. 4-37, Thompson 3-47, Wiseman 3-38, Fisher, B. 2-27, Fisher, M. 1-21. Chapmanville, Mullins 3-49, Adkins 2-27, Topping 3-49.