Chieftains break into the victory column
By CRAIG DUNN
LOGAN — Thankfully, a difficult season in which they’ve had to deal with tragedy, national controversy, injuries and the ongoing COVID pandemic won’t include a winless football season for the Logan Chieftains.
The Purple & White finally broke loose and got a chance to ring the victory bell Friday night as 30 first-quarter points powered Logan to a 50-6 rout of visiting Columbus East in Logan Chieftain Stadium.
Unlike last week, the Chiefs found themselves on the good side of program history as they didn’t attempt an official forward pass for just the sixth time since records began being kept in 1912.
Caden McCarty rushed for 174 yards on 16 carries and scored four times as Logan (1-7) won its first game of the season, and in so doing snapped an eight-game losing streak dating back to the 2019 season finale.
Logan simply dominated a game that was just added to the schedule a few days earlier to fill an open slot on the schedule for both teams (Logan had originally been slated to visit Meigs before the Marauders canceled out) after they were eliminated from the Division II and Division IV playoffs, respectively, last weekend.