FIRST-DOWN PICKUP: Mingo Central Kennedy Award winning quarterback Jeremy Dillon (top) runs for a short gain and first down during the Miners' 47-28 win over Wayne in a game played at James H. "Buck" Harless Stadium on Sept. 1. Below, he is all smiles after tossing a first-quarter touchdown pass to teammate Drew Hatfield.
Medical Leader│Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER

Dillon passes Miners to win over Wayne

Teddy Paynter

NEWTOWN, W.Va. — Mingo Central quarterback Jeremy Dillon completed 10 of 14 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns as the defending state champions breezed past Wayne, 47-28, in a game played at James H. "Buck" Harless Stadium on Sept. 1.


The Miners, now 2-0, built a 32-0 halftime lead as Dillon hit Drew Hatfield with a pair of touchdown passes and running back Dawson Elia rushed for a pair of scores. Elia carried 14 times for 178 yards. Hatfield caught four passes for 132 yards.


Dillon hit Hatfield with a 51-yard touchdown pass with 8 minutes, 52 seconds left in the opening period. Dillon's PAT kick made it 7-0.


Hatfield hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass with 7:08 left to push the lead to 14-0. Elia scored on a 10-yard run with 2:20 remaining to push the Miners up 20-0 after one quarter.


Dillon tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Dougie Dillon with 7:13 to play in the half and then Dillon hit Elia with a 40-yard scoring strike with 40 seconds to go.


Elia ran 72 yards for a touchdown with 7:27 left in the third period, coming between a pair of Wayne scores.


Hatfield then returned a kickoff back 74 yards for a touchdown and 47-14 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.


Mingo Central will play at Logan (1-1) tonight.




At Newtown, W.Va.




WN (1-1)…..........................0 0 14 14 – 28


MC (2-0).............................20 12 15 0 – 47




First Quarter


MC – Drew Hatfield, 51-yard pass from Jeremy Dillon (Jeremy Dillon kick), 8:52


MC – Drew Hatfield, 54-yard pass from Jeremy Dillon (Jeremy Dillon kick), 7:08


MC – Dawson Elia, 10-yard run (kick failed), 2:20


Second Quarter


MC – Dougie Dillon, 6-yard pass from Jeremy Dillon (pass failed), 7:13


MC – Dawson Elia, 40-yard pass from Jeremy Dillon (pass failed), :40


Third Quarter


WN – Michael Bartram, 4-yard run (run failed), 7:52


MC – Dawson Elia, 72-yard run (Josh Reed pass from Jeremy Dillon), 7:27


WN – Michael Bartram, 2-yard run (Jon Chinn pass from Jeremiah Milum), 3:48


MC – Drew Hatfield, 74-yard kickoff return (Jeremy Dillon kick), 3:28


Fourth Quarter


WN – Jeremiah Milum, 2-yard run (Tanner Owens pass from Jeremiah Milum), 11:56


WN – Michael Bartram, 4-yard run (pass failed), 3:52


Next up: Mingo Central (2-0) at Logan (1-1), Sept. 8.