The much-needed win by the Chapmanville Regional High School football team over James Monroe came into fruition on Friday night as the Tigers made the long trip to Lindside and beat the Mavericks, 19-6.
With the win, the Tigers evened their record to 3-3 on the season and stayed in the Class AA playoff hunt.
It was a big boost for Chapmanville which lost 20-0 last week at Logan. The Tigers host their other county rival, Man, this coming Friday night at Chapmanville in the annual CRHS homecoming game.
It was James Monroe which drew first blood in Friday’s game as Micah Deskins raced 41 yards for a touchdown to make it 6-0 Mavericks in the first quarter.
Chapmanville’s DaShawn Alexender then answered with a 63-yard TD run to make it 6-6. The PAT failed. Alexander would lead the Tigers on the night with 108 yards on the ground on 11 carries, unofficially.
The Tigers went ahead 12-6 in the second quarter with senior Brandon White’s 30-yard TD pass to Devin Wiley. The two-point conversion failed.
Then in the third quarter, Dustin Smith scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Dustin Conley’s extra point kick was good and Chapmanville led 19-6.
That’s the way the game stayed as the fourth quarter went scoreless.
White, returning to quarterback, was 4-for-6 passing for 52 yards and a score. James Monroe was 8-for-18 passing for 76 yards.
Smith added 23 rushes for 70 yards, while White had four carries for 37 yards.
Chapmanville wide receiver Brady Cox had three catches for 77 yards. Smith had two grabs for 19 yards. Wiley had one catch for 30 yards.
Max Spradlin was 2-for-3 passing for 74 yards.
Matt Chapman had seven tackles, two assists and an interception on defense. Austin Watts had six solos, four assists and a sack. Matthew Dingess had six tackles and one assist for the Tigers.
Trevor Payne had five solo tackles and one assist.
Smith and Wiley each had four solo tackles and two assists.
White contributed three solo tackles, two assists and a caused fumble. Brent Bigley had three solos, one sack and one fumble recovery. Frankie Thompson had three solo stops and one sack. Zach Pridemore finished with three solos and two assists, while Alexander also had three total tackles.
Cox had two tackles, while Andrew Workman, Jacob Dingess and Dakota Sowers all had one tackle. Sowers also had an assist.
Conley punted three times for an average of more than 40 yards a boot.
James Monroe was penalized eight times for 50 yards. The Tigers had six hankies for 80 yards.