Chapmanville, the lone county team to play at home, saw action against Clay County’s Panthers.
Logan hit the road at Class AAA Riverside, while Single-A Man played at George Washington n another Triple-A school.
Chapmanville, which went 6-4 last season and narrowly missed the Double-A playoffs, had early success against Clay County in Saturday’s late morning, unscored and untimed scrimmage.
On the Tigers’ first play, speedy tailback David Wiley raced 70 yards for a touchdown.
Then on Chapmanville’s fifth of a preset 10-play series Wiley was in the end zone again n this time on a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Evan Brown.
Later on the 10th play, Brown took heavy pressure but was able to heave a shovel pass to Joey Stevens. The junior then took the ball 42 yards for a third Chapmanville touchdown. The score, however, was waved off due to an ineligible player downfield penalty on the Tigers.
In Man’s scrimmage at George Washington, the Billies were able to score two defensive touchdowns as Timmy Browning and senior Chris Toler both scooped up fumbles and went in for scores.
The Billies went 5-5 last year, and like Chapmanville, just barely missed making it to the playoffs.
No information was available on Logan’s game at Riverside.
The preseason continues next Friday night as Chapmanville plays at Cardinal Conference member Point Pleasant. It is the first of two games against the Black Knights this season. Point Pleasant plays at Chapmanville on Nov. 2 in the regular season finale.
Man hits the road next Friday night at Tug Valley, an 8-3 playoff team from a year ago. Logan is set to play next Friday night in Mingo County as well as the Wildcats are scheduled to take part in the Williamson Gridorama.
The Wildcats were 4-6 last season.