It was a fast start for the Chapmanville Middle School Tigers on Thursday night from Barker Stadium in Chapmanville, WV, as they jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead in the first quarter. CMS scored on their first offensive play of the game, a 47-yard touchdown pass from Dakota Dalton to Mattox Sartin. This was followed by a defensive safety, and then just two plays later, Jacob Maynard found the end zone with an 11-yard scamper to give Chapmanville an early lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
After halftime, the Tigers would then drive 39 yards on their second possession of the 3rd quarter as Maynard found the end zone for the second time on the evening from 11 yards out. Up 23-0 late in the 3rd quarter, David Browning intercepted a Wayne screen pass and took it back to the 11-yard line and one play later Jaxton Ellison ran it in for a score to make it 29-0.
Chapmanville would score one more time late in the 4th quarter as Sawyer Dalton scored to push the CMS lead to 36-0. Wayne would score on the final play of the game as Brayden Lowe would score on a weaving run down the sideline from 49 yards out to end the CMS shutout at 36-8.
On the ground for the Tigers, Jacob Maynard led the way with 8 carries for 57 yards and 2 TDs. Jaxton Ellison had 3 carries for 28 yards and 1 TD. Sawyer Dalton had 4 carries for 21 yards and a TD. Cooper Perry also had 3 carries for 4 yards.
Through the air for the Tigers, Dakota Dalton was 4-10 passing for 62 yards and 1 TD. Mattox Sartin had 4 receptions for 62 yards and a TD.
Defensively for Chapmanville, Colton Farley finished with 7 tackles. Tony Adkins had 6 tackles and a sack. Jaxton Ellison finished with 5 tackles, and David Browning had 4 tackles and an INT. Mattox Sartin also had an INT for the Tigers defense.
“Overall, I thought tonight our defense stepped up and carried us,” said Head Coach Ashley Dalton. “Hats off the Wayne as they made some good adjustments to take away some things we wanted to do offensively…but very seldom do you get two backs who are so similar (Maynard and Ellison) and are so special on the same middle school team.”
Chapmanville Middle moves to 2-0 on the season. The Tigers will travel to Man next Thursday to take on the Man Middle School Pioneers in a key Logan County matchup. Game time is 7:00 PM and D&D Sports will keep you updated on possible coverage of the game.