The Tigers, playing their inaugural season in the Cardinal Conference, lost 28-14 at Poca on Friday night. The Tigers were ranked 14th in the state.
Chapmanville comes into the contest 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Cardinal. It will also be Chapmanville High School’s homecoming game.
Logan won 37-7 at home over Herbert Hoover.
The Tigers have played Logan for their homecoming game three times this decade. Back in 2003, Chapmanville won 20-14 n the only time the Tigers have won in the series. In 2005, the Tigers were thrashed by the Cats 42-6. Last year at Logan, the Tigers hung tough but lost 14-7 to the Cats.
“Man is always the big one that we look at and so is Chapmanville,” Logan coach Gary Mullins said. “Our biggest thing is that we want to prove that we’re the best team in the county. The only way for us to do that is to beat Chapmanville. We know that it’s going to be a tough game. It was a tough game here last year and we’re going to have to play our best game in order to beat them.”
Logan leads the all-times series 6-1.
The two Logan County towns are just 12 miles apart, but oddly enough, the Tigers and Wildcats didn’t play each other in a varsity football game until 2001.
From 2001-03 in the first three years of the series, the rivalry pitted Chapmanville coach Ronnie Ooten (a Logan High School graduate) against Logan coach George Barker (a Chapmanville High School grad).
Barker and Ooten both stepped down after the 2003 season and Barker filled Ooten’s spot as head coach of the Tigers in 2004. Mullins, a former Barker assistant coach at Logan High School, replaced his former boss as head coach of the Wildcats the same year.
Mullins is 3-0 against his former mentor.
The Logan-Chapmanville series had an odd visitor back in 2002 at Logan Stadium when actor Leslie Nielsen of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame, attended the contest and administered the pregame coin flip. Nielsen was a participant in Logan’s homecoming parade earlier in the day. The Wildcats beat the Tigers 27-8.
n Robert Shell added 62 yards rushing on 11 carries in Friday’s win over Herbert Hoover. Andy Mayhorn had two carries for 14 yards. Chris Evans had one carry for 13 yards, while Allen Broughton had one tote for 10 yards and Dustin Botsch had one attempt for nine yards. Dion Greenlee had one rush for eight yards. Derrick Perrin had one carry for three yards.
Logan quarterback Trey Taylor was 1-of-3 passing for five yards, a completion to Shell.
Sammy Pansera led the Logan defense with eight tackles. Bo Browning and Bryant had six each, while Baisden, Shell and Donnovan Turner had five stops each. Nick Adams and Mayhorn had four tackles apiece.
Perrin and Greenlee finished with three tackles each, while Caleb Vance, Wilson, Brandon Gearhart and Hager had two stops each. Jason Spurlock, Justyn Blankenship, Josh Thompson, Ryan Estep, James Meade, Steven Hepler and Jasyn Blankenship all had one tackle each.
Greenlee had three special teams tackles. Gearhart, Justyn Blankenship, Bryant and Estep all had one special teams tackle each.
Meade also caused a fumble. Bryant also had a quarterback sack. Perrin had two pass breakups. Wilson, Bryant, Broughton and Botsch had one each.
Mullins said his team has been tested early this season.
Logan opened back on Aug. 24 with a 33-14 win at county rival Man. After taking a week off, the Cats won 28-12 last week in its league opener. Now Logan is 3-0 after putting the Huskies on a leash.
“In the Man game we had been real successful in our scrimmages and our guys thought,