(Photo by Chris Pobst)
CHAFFEE -- Portageville's Daniel Allen shouldered a load usually meant for four running backs to carry.
The Bulldogs' Wing-T running attack is designed to take advantage of their stable of backs they have at their disposal. But with a few of them nursing injuries and cramps, Allen turned Portageville (4-0) into a one-back system.
The 6-0, 185-pound senior led the Bulldogs with 161 rushing yards in Portageville's 21-6 win over Chaffee Friday at Chaffee High School.
Allen touched the ball 31 times on the ground for 5.1 yards per carry. He scored their first touchdown on a 4-yard run and added a second before halftime to put them up by 15.
Dominique Walker, who is part of Portageville's usual spread, rushing attack, carried the ball nine times for 61 yards and a touchdown. But in the second half, Walker, a 6-3, 190-pound senior, began to cramp up limiting his touches.
Portageville quarterback Bryce Wallace had six runs for zero yards and Deon Foster rushed for 20 yards on two carries.
In all, the Bulldogs rushed for 241 yards.
Chaffee (1-3) did most of their damage in the air on the arm of Peyton Montgomery. The sophomore threw for 116 yards on 9 of 21 passing. He also ran in their only score in the second quarter from three yards out.
Chaffee, who was without the services of their No. 1 wide receiver, Layton Tinkhoff, with an injury, rushed for 76 yards, led by Montgomery who had 50.
P -- Daniel Allen 4 run (Hunter Cook kick), 10:05
P -- Dominique Walker 34 run (Cook kick), 1:35
C -- Peyton Montgomery 3 run (pass fail), 6:31
P -- Daniel Allen 7 run (Cook kick), 3:07
Rushing -- Portageville, Dominique Walker 9-61, Daniel Allen 31-161, Landon Delisle 1-(-1), Bryce Wallace 6-0, Deon Foster 2-20. Chaffee, Peyton Montgomery 14-50, Charlie Montgomery 11-23, Jimmy Golden 1-1, Devon Yahn 1-2, Thomas Robbins 3-0.
Passing -- Portageville, Bryce Wallace 5-8-0 38. Chaffee, Peyton Montgomery 9-21-0 116.
Receiving -- Portageville, Dominique Walker 1-15, Daniel Allen 1-(-7), Deon Foster 1-10, Hunter Cook 2-20. Chaffee, Jimmy Golden 4-35, Devon Yahn 4-72, Thomas Robinson 1-9.