LOGAN, W.Va. -- Logan entered its matchup against Nitro in desperate need of a victory.
It was on the outside looking in concerning the playoff picture, ranked No. 17, one spot out of the last qualifying position.
Logan improved its chances, picking up a big victory over a struggling Nitro team with a 40-14 home victory in front of a small crowd of about 350.
"This victory gives us a winning season," Logan coach Gary Mullins said. "It's our fourth consecutive winning season. These seniors, it's all on them. We have 18 of them and we are glad to see it pay off for them."
Logan (6-3) concludes its regular season next Friday with a home meeting against Class AA Scott. Nitro is now 1-8.
Mullins indicated next Friday is another must-win if his team is to make the playoffs.
"There is no doubt that we are going to have to win that game to get into the playoffs," Mullins said. "You don't deserve to be in if you can't get to 7-3. We understand Scott would love nothing more than to knock us out of the playoffs."
Logan running back Brynden "Worm'' Street did it all, rushing for 187 yards on 18 carries and scoring three touchdowns. The senior also intercepted two Nitro passes and returned one 43 yards for a defensive touchdown.
Street had three TDs (two offensively and one on defense) in the first half and had 109 yards rushing in the first quarter alone. Logan led Nitro 21-0 after the first two quarters.
Not only did Street have a big game, he also went over the 1,000-yard rushing milestone for the season. The talented Logan back needed 90 yards to reach the mark, and did so with a 25-yard run in the first quarter.