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Kolton Goldie fights for the end zone on this Logan touchdown play, as Chapmanville's Caleb Whitt (1) and Charles Stallard (20) attempt to stop him.
In high school football action, the Logan Wildcats secured their first winning season since 2013 as they moved to 6-3 on the season after knocking off their county rivals the Chapmanville Tigers 24-14 Friday night. This was the Wildcats first win over the Tigers in the last seven outings.
It looked as if Friday night would be more of the same in the rivalry at first, as Chapmanville took their opening possession 69 yards and ate up over seven minutes of the clock. A one-yard Caleb Whitt touchdown run with 3:42 left in the first quarter earned the Tigers a 6-0 lead.
The Wildcats were able to answer right back and dominated the second quarter. Kolton Goldie rushed in for a two-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal that tied the game at 6-6 with 10:22 to go in the second.
Following a Chapmanville fumble, the first of four Tiger turnovers on the evening, Logan went right back down the field and finished the drive off with a fifteen-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Hayes to Garrett Williamson to give Logan a 12-6 lead with 7:40 left before the half.
With time running out in the first half, Hayes went back to the air again, this time finding Goldie for his second touchdown of the game as he raced in from eleven yards out to give the Wildcats an 18-6 lead at the half.
Chapmanville refused to go away in the third quarter. They took their opening drive of the second half right down the field and culminated in a one-yard touchdown run for Kohl Farmer. The Tigers narrowed the gap to 18-14 with 7:43 left in the third quarter.
Chapmanville drove to the Logan fifteen-yard line late in the third and appeared poised to retake the lead, but the Wildcat defense was able to record a sack and interception on back-to-back plays to stymie the Tigers momentum.
Logan then went on a methodical drive that chewed up over nine minutes and saw the Wildcats convert on five third downs before Hayes threw his third touchdown of the night to Williamson for his second touchdown grab of the night, this one from nine yards out with 4:43 remaining that iced the game for Logan.
The Wildcats will have their bye week next week before taking on Herbert Hoover in their regular-season finale.
Chapmanville will host Mingo Central at 7 p.m. from Tiger Stadium.
WVOW will be in Man next week as the Hillbillies take on their old rivals Tug Valley from George Queen Memorial Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. WVOW’s coverage will begin at 7:20 p.m.