CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There will be somewhat of a role reversal tonight when the Herbert Hoover football team hosts Chapmanville at Joe Cowley Field.
Hoover enters the contest at 1-0 following a gutsy 40-35, come-from-behind win over Scott in the season's opening weekend. Hoover trailed 29-13 before rallying for the win.
It was the first season-opening win for the Huskies since 2006 when they beat Ravenswood, 33-6.
For third-year Hoover Coach Tim Meyer, this is a welcome change.
"It's tough when you go into that second game 0-1," Meyer said. "It's a great feeling to be able to go in there with that win under our belts.
"Those kids put in the time in the offseason. Being down 29-13, the kids could have just as easily hung it up and called it a day, but they never did quit. They just pounded away and pounded away."
Pound away the Huskies did.
Junior running back Shaun Dotson garnered wvhuddle.com Kanawha Valley Player of the Week honors with 174 rushing yards on 29 carries, including three touchdowns. Dotson also pulled in four receptions for 104 yards and another score.
Colton Thomas contributed 12 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies.
"It was just a complete team win," Meyer said. "They all came together when they needed too and really played well. They have a little bit confidence right now.
"They're not strutting around like they're the greatest things out there, but they have confidence now because they know they worked hard and continue to work hard, and good things are happening."
Chapmanville (0-1) is also in an unfamiliar position, having dropped its season opener at home against Sissonville.
It was the Tigers' first season opening loss after opening the last five seasons with wins. Chapmanville last lost its opener in 2007, which coincidently also came against Sissonville.