Chapmanville's Jeremy Collins takes a handoff from Nate Easterling during the fourth quarter of the Tigers 28-0 loss to Winfield (Photo courtesy of Holly Eldridge/Holly Eldridge Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE Winfield quarterback Chase Massey threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more to lead the Generals to a 28-0 win over Chapmanville on Friday night at Barker Stadium.
Winfield’s defense was sharp for most of the game, holding Chapmanville to just 76 yards of total offense and six first downs in handing the Tigers their first shutout in 24 games.
The last time Chapmanville failed to register a point was October 10, 2020, when North Marion shutout the Tigers 43-0 at Barker Stadium.
The shutout was just the 10th time that the Tigers had been held without a point since Barker Stadium opened in 1994.
Winfield (2-1 overall, 2-0 Cardinal Conference) took the opening kickoff, marching 80-yards in seven plays and 2:57 to take a 6-0 lead on Massey’s 30-yard completion to Aiden Hernandez with 9:03 to play in the opening quarter.
As good as Winfield’s defense was, Chapmanville’s (2-1, 2-1) defense was pretty solid in the first half holding the Generals to just six points.
The Generals scored 14 third quarter points in a three-minute span and added a fourth quarter touchdown to round out the scoring.
Massey started the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown scamper with 7:23 remaining in the third. Massey found Toby Laughery for a successful two-point conversion giving the Generals a 14-0 lead.
Laughery hauled in a 34-yard pass from Massey with 4:23 remaining as Hernandez’s extra point gave Winfield a 21-0 lead.
Massey completed 7 of 8 passes for 134 yards and had 74 yards rushing on eight carries. Laughery had two catches, both touchdowns, for 42 yards while Hernandez hauled in three receptions for 80 yards.
With a comfortable lead, the Winfield coaching staff elected to rest Massey in the fourth quarter and allowed backup quarterback Jared Miller the opportunity to get reps with the first team unit.
Miller completed each of his four attempts for 29 yards and one touchdown, an 8-yard scoring strike to Laughery with 6:54 to play.
Chapmanville’s best chance at scoring a touchdown came during its opening drive of the first quarter. The Tigers drove to the Generals 47 before being forced to punt.
The Tigers ran two plays from inside the Generals 50, however, that would be the only two plays they would run from opponent territory as the Tigers failed to cross midfield for the remaining three quarters.
Nate Easterling completed his lone pass attempt for 28 yards and Robert Cook was 2 of 7 for 26 yards. Jeremy Collins rushed for 15 yards on five carries and Andrew Topping had 12 rushing yards on five attempts and caught one pass for 28 yards while Austin Adkins had one reception for 21 yards.
Winfield will host Wayne Friday night while Chapmanville travels to Nitro.