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Eight Cavaliers Earn Coalfield Conference Football Honors



CHARMCO – The Coalfield Conference announced their 2021 All Conference selections on Thursday, November 18. Eight Cavaliers merited all-conference honors following a 6-5 season that ended with a #11 rating in Class A and a twenty-fifth playoff appearance for the program.

First Team Offense

Chase McClung – In his first year of participating in football, McClung led the Cavaliers in receptions with 27 for 536 yards and four touchdowns. His receiving yardage was the fourth highest total in Cavalier history and his reception total was seventh. Although selected to the team as a tight end, McClung also had the team lead in interceptions with 5, forced two fumbles and recovered one.

Ty Nickell – Nickell’s rushing numbers were gaudy, carrying 182 times for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns. Nickell’s output was eighth on the Cavalier’s all-time rushing list. His average per carry of 8.4 yards is good enough for second place on the list of Greenbrier West’s 1,000-yard rushers. Nickell rushed for over 100 yards eight times which included two 200-yard games. His career-high 269 yards came in the West win at Sherman. Nickell also set the school record for the longest rushing touchdown, a 98-yard gallop at Meadow Bridge. Much like McClung, Nickell was selected to the team for his offense, but his defensive numbers were also stellar. Nickell led the Cavaliers in tackles and tackles for loss while tying for second in sacks.

Second Team Offense

Chase Franklin – Franklin was a three-year starter on the offensive line, logging most of his time at center until a shoulder injury forced him to slide over to guard midway through the 2021 season. Franklin helped anchor a line that opened running lanes for an offense that rushed for 2,947 yards and passed for 1,001 yards. Franklin scored his only career touchdown in a win over Webster County, giving him the unique stat line of 1 carry, 1 yard, 1 touchdown.

Dale Treadway – Treadway was another reliable cog in the Cavalier offensive line, splitting his time at guard and center as a senior member of the squad. Treadway’s versatility helped the Cavalier offense keep clicking when injuries forced the staff to juggle pieces along the line. His solid play helped the Cavalier backfield find the endzone with 38 rushing touchdowns, and the badge of honor for a West offensive line has always been paving the way for a 1,000-yard rusher. Treadway was an integral part of the Greenbrier West offense.

First Team Defense

Kadin Parker – Parker’s legend started to grow in week one as the junior speedster had an interception against Buffalo, but more noteworthy, finished playing the game with a broken jaw. The injury would sideline Parker for four weeks, but his return in week six against Meadow Bridge helped spark the Cavaliers to a win. Parker had 3 interceptions on the season and added a sack to his resume. The junior helped limit the opposition to only 11 touchdown passes in 11 games.

Joey Terry- Terry had a solid 2021 season, logging 72 tackles including 8 tackles for loss. Terry added three sacks to his 2021 numbers and won Player of the Game honors in game six against James Monroe. Terry’s solid play from the defensive end position helped the Cavaliers move pieces around on the interior of the defensive line and find success stopping the run. Terry was savvy in his attack on ball carriers and quarterbacks alike.

Second Team Defense

Jayden Robinson – Robinson was a wrecking crew for opposing offenses all by himself. Robinson logged over 60 tackles including two tackles for loss. Turnovers were part of Robinson’s repertoire, forcing two fumbles and leading the team with three fumbles recovered. Robinson injured a knee in the win over Richwood, forcing him to sit out two games before returning for the season finale against Mt. View where he promptly tallied 5 assists.

Daron Vaughan- Vaughan found himself in an enviable position as a sophomore when he landed on the starting defensive unit after a 5-tackle performance against Pocahontas County. He responded with a breakout night, leading the Cavaliers with ten tackles, pulling down an interception, recovering a fumble, and logging a tackle for loss in the win over Webster County. His effort earned him Player of the Game honors. Vaughan accumulated over 60 tackles and 4 tackles for loss on the season.

Honorable Mention

Reney Cordial – Cordial was the third member of the West offensive line to earn All-Conference honors. Cordial, the spiritual leader of the squad, led the team by example with his heart and effort. Selected as an offensive lineman, his defensive numbers could’ve landed him on the team. Cordial recorded 4 sacks and over 50 tackles on the season. His leadership will be counted on in 2022.

Cole Vandall – Vandall threw for 913 yards as a sophomore signal-caller and added 9 touchdown passes, including at least one touchdown pass in each of his first five starts. Vandall added three 100-yard passing games after the midpoint of the season and threw for a school playoff-record 131 yards in the Williamstown matchup. With 11 completions, he tied the school playoff-record as well, A big, physical runner, Vandall rushed for 448 yards and six touchdowns.

The Class A Coalfield Conference consists of five area schools, Greenbrier West, James Monroe, Meadow Bridge, Richwood, and Summers County. The Cavaliers went 3-1 in 2021 conference play, defeating the Wildcats, Lumberjacks, and Bobcats. Greenbrier West first joined the Coalfield Conference in November 1977

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