WAYNE — It’s now the waiting game for the Chapmanville Regional High School football team.
The No. 18-ranked Tigers lost 64-36 at Class A No. 1-ranked Wayne on Friday night to close out the regular season with a 5-5 overall record and 4-3 in the Cardinal Conference.
Chapmanville, with a bye week this coming Friday night in Week 11 of the regular season, must now get some help and some bonus points if the Tigers hope to break into the top 16 and reach the Class AA playoffs for the first time in two years.
Chapmanville’s chances of making it, however, are slim.
The Tigers missed the post-sesaon last year with a 4-6 mark after making it every year from 2007-11, including a Class AA state semifinal berth in 2011.
Wayne, the two-time defending Class AA state champions, won its 32nd straight game with Friday night’s victory over the Tigers at Pioneer Field and improved to 9-0 overall and 7-0 in the conference. The Pioneers are just one win away from another undefeated 10-0 season. Wayne can do that next Friday night at Bluefield.
The victory over the Tigers also locked up another Cardinal Conference championship for the Pioneers. Sissonville and Mingo Central, both with one loss and second and third place in the league standings, both lost to the Pioneers this season.
Wayne is now 10-0 against the Tigers over the last 10 seasons.
The Pioneers racked up 654 yards of total offense led by quarterback Grant Ferguson, who threw five touchdown passes and had 233 yards in the air.
The 100 points scored in the game was the most in a Chapmanville football game since 2010 when the Tigers won 69-66 at home over the Poca Dots as 135 points were put up on the scoreboard.
Wayne is now set to play Bluefield (8-1), the co-No. 1 team in the state along with the Pioneers, in next Friday night’s showdown.
The Pioneers’ Cody Stiltner rushed for two touchdowns and had two on the receiving end, finishing with 125 yards on just four carries and catching eight passes for 106 more yards.
Wayne junior Mason Hodge ran for 146 yards and two TDs as Wayne rolled up 421 yards on the ground on just 31 attempts.
Wayne’s Kurt Langdon-Arthur caught three passes for 95 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Chapmanville also had an explosive night on the offensive end as sophomore QB Alex Berry passed for 285 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Brady Cox had 11 catches for 151 yards and three scores.
Wayne led the Tigers 38-6 at the half and began to pull out its starters in favor of reserve players in the second half.
Chapmanville kept its starters in and began to chip away at Wayne’s lead. At one point it was 44-30 before the Pioneers struck back with three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a wild period in which the Tigers outscored Wayne 22-20.
The Tigers had 359 yards of total offense for the game but managed just 74 yards on the ground on 32 attempts.
Wayne led 18-0 after one quarter with Stiltner’s 57-yard TD run, a Ferguson 26-yard pass to Langdon-Arthur and a 14-yard run by Steven Perry.
Chapmanville made it 18-6 with Paul Workman’s 3-yard touchdown run.
Wayne then took a 38-6 lead at the half with Ferguson’s 34-yard strike to Stiltner and runs of 16 and 57 by Hodge.
The Tigers cut it to 38-14 in the third with Berry’s 3-yard TD pass to Cox and Workman’s conversion run.
It was 44-14 Wayne with Stiltner’s 50-yard run.
Chapmanville was then able to cut it to 44-30 with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions. The first was on Berry’s 46-yard TD pass to Wiley and a Berry-to-Cox conversion pass. The second was Berry’s 39-yard hookup with Cox and Workman’s two-point conversion run.
Wayne put its starters back and struck for three touchdowns on Spurlock’s 3-yard run, Ferguson’s 40-yard TD pass to Stiltner and another Ferguson scoring pass to Langdon-Arthur from 65 yards out as the Pioneers made it 64-30.
Chapmanville didn’t quit and scored one more time as Cox caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Berry.
Wayne outgained CRHS 654-359 in total offense. Both teams lost two fumbles.
Wiley was held to 23 yards rushing on 17 carries. He had 998 yards on the ground prior to the game and went over 1,000 yards for the season. Wiley, a junior, will be back for the Tigers next season.
Tanner Dillon had seven carries for 22 yards.
Berry completed 21-for-32 passes for 285 yards on the night with four TDs and three picks.
Wiley had two catches for 62 yards. Tyler Neil had five grabs for 51 yards, while Zac Casto had two catches for 14 yards and Jacob Dingess reeled in one pass for seven yards.
On defense, the Tigers were led by Cox, who had five solo tackles, two assists and a fumble recovery.
Matt Chapman had four solos, one assist and one caused fumble. Michael Hall had four solos and two assists, while Casto finished with four solos and one assisted stop. Matt Dingess had three solos and three assists.
Nate Ramey contributed two tackles and two assists. Nick Brumfield had two solos and one fumble recovery.
Morgan Jackson, Justin Hensley, Chris Brewster and Dillon had two solos and one assist each. Wiley and Ricky Combs each had two tackles. Ethan Neace, Paul Workman and Rodney Workman had one stop each.
Chaysen Coleman recovered an on-sides kick.
Wayne was flagged 11 times for 90 yards. CRHS had five penalties for 40 yards.
Chapmanville’s 36 points was the most scored upon the Pioneers all season. The previous high was 27 points by Poca the week before.
2013 Chapmanville Regional High School
Football Schedule (5-5):
Aug. 30: *Sissonville, L 22-40
Sept. 6: *at Herbert Hoover, W 24-18
Sept. 13: *Scott, W 20-13
Sept. 20: *at Poca, W 34-31
Sept. 27: Logan (Hall of Fame Game), L 14-27
Oct. 4: James Monroe (Homecoming), W 36-0
Oct. 11: at Man, L 22-26
Oct. 18: *Mingo Central, L 14-20
Oct. 25: *at Tolsia, W 34-20
Nov. 1: *at Wayne, L 36-64
Nov. 8: OPEN DATE
*Cardinal Conference game
Cardinal Conference Standings
TEAM CONF ALL
Wayne 7-0 9-0
Sissonville 5-1 8-1
Mingo Central 4-1 7-2
Chapmanville 4-3 5-5
Tolsia 2-4 4-5
Herbert Hoover 2-5 2-7
Scott 1-5 3-6
Poca 0-6 1-8
Friday night’s scores:
Wayne 64, Chapmanville 36
Mingo Central 36, Herbert Hoover 28
Robert C. Byrd 34, Scott 13
Tolsia 21, Boyd County, Ky. 16
Sissonville 67, Poca 28
Friday, Nov. 8 games:
Scott at Logan, 7:30 p.m.
Mount View at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Wayne at Bluefield, 7:30 p.m.
Poca at Tolsia, 7:30 p.m.
Herbert Hoover at Nitro, 7:30 p.m.
Sissonville at Braxton County, 7:30 p.m.
Chapmanville – BYE WEEK
END OF REGULAR SEASON