"To have a lot of interceptions, you have to have people that will throw against you," said Cromley. "We had 26 interceptions last season, but more and more teams are becoming conservative nowadays."
One of those conservative teams is No. 6 Greenbrier West (10-1).
Quarterback Malik Boatwright has thrown the ball for 344 yards and four touchdowns this season, but feels more comfortable running the ball. Boatwright has 176 carries for 1,589 yards and 17 TDs, while running back Tyler Parker has racked up 1,057 yards and 18 touchdowns for Greenbrier West.
"We've been blessed to have these guys on the team," said Cavalier coach Lewis McClung. "They both have different styles. And with Malik as quarterback, that gives us the chance to run the option."
Receiver Josh Martin, who stands at 6-foot-7, reeled in 25 passes this season for 616 yards and eight touchdowns.
"We don't throw the ball just to throw the ball," McClung said. "Josh has taken a lot of heat off of our running game. He's a big target and defenses have to respect him. He's made the most of the opportunities he's been presented with this season."