It wasn’t flashy but No. 5 Chapin will remain among the ranks of the undefeated for at least another week.
Logan Bailey ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Eagles sloshed through a methodical 28-8 victory over Richland Northeast Friday night at soggy Cecil Woolbright Field.
Bailey threw a 62-yard scoring strike to Kale Rhame to open the scoring on the Eagles’ second possession. Chapin (6-0, 1-0 Region 4-3A) took a 14-0 lead into halftime after Bailey added a six-yard touchdown run.
The dagger was delivered less than two minutes into the second half, when Caleb White intercepted a pass in the flat and raced 18 yards for a score.
Bailey, who only played three quarters, capped his night with an 8-yard touchdown run with 3:49 remaining in the third quarter.
Richland Northeast (1-5, 0-1) avoided the shutout when Aloysius Jackson scored on a two-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
RNE linebacker TJ Brunson missed the game with an injured ankle.
Chapin held a 7-0 lead when a 5-yard punt gave the Eagles possession at the RNE 47-yard line. Chapin went on a nine-play drive that was capped by a 6-yard Bailey touchdown run that made it a two score game middle of the second quarter.
Logan Bailey: The senior quarterback had a subpar night numbers-wise, but still accounted for three touchdowns. Bailey ran for 74 yards and was 6-for-11 for 101 yards in less than three quarters.
Barry Moorer: The RNE running back finished with 164 yards on 26 carries. The Cavaliers only completed one pass, so Moorer was the bulk of the offense. RNE finished with 296 total yards of offense.
3: RNE got inside the Chapin 30-yard line three times in the first half and couldn’t muster any points. It turned the ball over on downs twice and had a field goal attempt blocked.
29: Number of touchdowns Bailey has accounted for this season. He has 16 rushing and 13 passing touchdowns.
THEY SAID IT
“This kind of weather literally puts a damper on a bunch of things. We knew we were going to have to be more conservative on offense. We wanted to come out of here with nobody hurt and a win and we accomplished those things.” – Chapin coach Justin Gentry
“That’s been the story of our season. We move the ball between the 30’s or 20’s and we can’t get it end. We seem to always stump our toe. We have to figure out a way to score when we get it down there.” – RNE coach Jay Frye
HOW THEY SCORED
C – Kale Rhame 62 pass from Logan Bailey (Colin Kitchens kick) 4:33
C – Bailey 6 run (Kitchens kick) 5:52
C – Caleb White 18 interception return (Kitchens kick) 10:30
C – Bailey 8 run (Kitchens kick) 3:49
RNE – Aloysius Jackson 2 run (Tyquandre Davis run) 10:30
Rushing: RNE – Barry Moorer 26-164, Tyquandre Davis 18-74, Aloysius Jackson 5-49, Javonte Rice 1-6, Javonte Rhodan 2-(-8), Team 1-(-1). Chapin – Logan Bailey 11-74, Ben Fischer 10-30, Mark Shealy 10-41, Carver Koon 3-4, Trad Beatty 3-13, Team 2-(-2).
Passing: RNE – Jackson 1-6-0-8, Rhodan 0-1-1-0. Chapin – Bailey 6-11-0-101.
Receiving: RNE – Austin Howze 1-8. Chapin – Kale Rhame 2-74, Joe Flowers 2-15, Will Register 2-12.