August 24, 2012 @ Brooke

Big Reds Hold On To Upset Brooke, 35-34

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WELLSBURG - With everyone expecting them to lose, the Parkersburg Big Reds proved they are not a team to be taken lightly as they upset their arch rivals from up north 35-34 here Friday night to open the 2012 high school football season with a big bang.

Although picked by everyone in the local media to go down to defeat the visitors in White and Red ruined the debut of Brooke's new head coach and their new artificial turf stadium as Adam Lindamood ran for three touchdowns to lead the Big Reds to their second straight victory over the Bruins of first-year head coach Sean Blumette.

Lindamood rambled for 122 yards on 19 carries and Chandler Hamilton broke away for a 52 yard touchdown run with 4:30 to play that proved to be the deciding score in the come-from-behind victory. Lindamood scored on runs of 11, one and 16 yards and displayed his now patented style of dragging or leaping over would-be tacklers. Hamilton carried the ball just five times but had 90 yards.

And the much-maligned defense, while giving up 478 yards in total offense (most of it by three-year veteran quarterback Alec Buchmelter), did come up with big plays when necessary - getting a safety, two interceptions, a fumble recovery, and three quarterback sacks. Hamilton was the leader of that defense with 11 tackles.

PHS had 203 yards rushing and another 102 passing as Aaron Roberts completed 10 of 13 passes and one touchdown - to Lantz Hoyler. Buchmelter ran for one touchdown and 100 yards while completing 19 of 35 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns.

Brooke broke onto the scoreboard first on the first play of the second quarter as Buchmelter lobbed an eight yard pass into the end zone to 6-foot-5 freshman Thomas Cole, who outleaped a 5-foot-10 PHS defender. That TD was set up when PHS fumbled away a punt return at midfield and Buchmelter immediately hooked up for a 38 yard completion to another freshman, Justin Loughrie. The extra point kick failed.

But with a new-found enthusiasm and spirit, PHS responded by driving 70 yards on seven plays with Lindamood going up the middle for the final 11 yards. Hamilton's 25 yard sprint around end was the big play. Cody Roney kicked the extra point.

The Big Reds got the ball back two plays later on an interception by Hamilton and return to the Brooke 21 yard line. A pass to the yard line to sophomore Dan Fox set up Lindamood's journey behind the blocking of D.J. Carozza and Corey Burdette into the end zone. A bad snap ruined the conversion kick attempt.

Buckhmelter immediately led the Bruins back, taking just 2:10 to go 80 yards on five plays, three of them passes. The TD came on another lob into the end zone to Cole, this time over a 5-foot-8 defender. After that completion, PHS switched and put 6-foot-5 Cameron McCoy on Cole and he caught just one more pass - for four yards.

Brooke showed more quick-strike capability on its last possesion of the first half as the veteran quarterback took his team 96 yards on just seven plays to score on an 18-yard toss to Hunter Wallace with 40 seconds left on the clock. A 49-yard throw to Heath Hildreth was the big gainer.

Trailing 21-13, PHS looked like the Big Reds of old as they took the second half kickoff and quickly moved for a score after recovering an attempted onside kick. A 12 yard pass to McCoy was followed by a 19 yard run by Lindamood and then a 16 yard burst up the middle to the end zone, carrying three would-be tacklers into paydirt. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

Next it was the PHS' defense turn as Brooke started from its own 19 and was immediately hit for a five yard loss on a tackle by Hoyler. Then came a holding penalty (one of 22 penalties against the home team on the night, PHS was flagged 10 times) before the Bruins were able to get six yards out to the nine yard line. But from there Buchmelter dropped back to pass and was smothered in the end zone by Lindamood, with help from Hoyler, for a safety and the game was tied at 21-all with 9:08 left in the third quarter.

A short kick on the ensuing free kick was taken by Lindamood on his own 48 and returned to the Brooke 36. A nine-yard completion to Skyler Terrell was followed by a 13 yard penalty against the Bruins and a five yard run by Lindamood. From there Roberts found Hoyler open over the middle in the end zone for a nine yard score with 7:49 on the clock. Roney's kick made it 28-21.

After Roney put his third kickoff of the night in the end zone, Brooke drove from its own 20 to the two yard line, taking 13 plays and six minutes. But after giving up a first and goal on their own two yard line the PHS defense stiffened like not many thought capable as first sophomore linebacker Austin Brown made a stop in the backfield for a one yard loss and then Lindamood and Hoyler pressured Buchmelter into a poor pass. On third down his completed a pass to Hildreth but Burdette, Lindamood and Terrell were there to stop him for a one yard loss. On fourth down from the two after a two yard penalty against PHS, Buchmelter bobbled the snap from center and PHS took over on downs.

A second fumbled punt return by PHS gave Brooke life again four minutes later as they recovered on the PHS 32 yard line. Six plays later Buchmelter went over on a sneak and the kick tied the game with 8:23 left to play.

The teams exchanged punts and PHS took over with 5:16 left on the clock on their own 28 yard line. Ten yard runs by Lindamood and Chandler put the ball on the 48 and from there Hamilton took off up the middle, changed directions and turned on a burst of speed that left Bruin defenders in his wake. Roney's kick made with 35-28 with 4:30 left to play.

Brooke answered with a 61 yard scoring drive aided by a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against PHS. Buchmelter hit Hildreth from 10 yards out on a pass over the middle that Brown got his hand on but could not deflect enough to prevent the completion. With 1:36 remaining, the extra point kick sailed just wide left and PHS still held one point lead.

With 19 seconds left Kyle Foster had to punt for PHS and after booming several long kicks earlier, settled for a 33 yarder against a heavy rush to the Brooke 26. On the play before Foster had punted with a Brooke fumble being recovered by Hamilton but that play was whistled dead for an illegal shift.

Buchmelter threw two straight incompletions before having his final toss picked off by Terrell.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
Parkersburg HS...... 0 13 15 7 - 35
Brooke................... 0 21 0 13 - 34
Scoring Summary:
2nd 11:54 BRK - Thomas Cole 8 yd pass from Alec Buchmelter (J. Schwertfeger kick failed)
3 plays, 50 yards, TOP 0:43, PHS 0 - BRK 6
09:23 PHS - Adam Lindamood 11 yd run (Cody Roney kick)
6 plays, 70 yards, TOP 2:23, PHS 7 - BRK 6
07:38 PHS - Adam Lindamood 1 yd run (Cody Roney kick blockd)
3 plays, 21 yards, TOP 1:09, PHS 13 - BRK 6
05:28 BRK - Thomas Cole 14 yd pass from Alec Buchmelter (J. Schwertfeger kick)
5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:10, PHS 13 - BRK 13
00:40 BRK - Hunter Wallace 18 yd pass from Alec Buchmelter (Jusstin Loughri rush)
7 plays, 91 yards, TOP 2:27, PHS 13 - BRK 21
3rd 11:02 PHS - Adam Lindamood 16 yd run (Aaron Roberts pass failed)
3 plays, 52 yards, TOP 0:58, PHS 19 - BRK 21
09:08 PHS - TM safety
PHS 21 - BRK 21
07:49 PHS - Lantz Hoyler 9 yd pass from Aaron Roberts (Cody Roney kick)
3 plays, 36 yards, TOP 1:12, PHS 28 - BRK 21
4th 08:23 BRK - Alec Buchmelter 1 yd run (J. Schwertfeger kick)
6 plays, 32 yards, TOP 1:41, PHS 28 - BRK 28
04:30 PHS - C. Hamilton 52 yd run (Cody Roney kick)
3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 0:46, PHS 35 - BRK 28
01:36 BRK - Heath Hildreth 10 yd pass from Alec Buchmelter (J. Schwertfeger kick failed)
9 plays, 61 yards, TOP 2:45, PHS 35 - BRK 34

PHS BRK

FIRST DOWNS................... 18 22
Rushing............................ 11 9
Passing............................. 5 12
Penalty............................. 2 1
NET YARDS RUSHING........... 203 159
Rushing Attempts............. 29 38
Average Per Rush............. 7.0 4.2
Yards Gained Rushing......... 230 201
Yards Lost Rushing........... 27 42
NET YARDS PASSING.......... 102 319
Completions-Attempts-Int.... 10-13-0 19-35-2
Average Per Attempt......... 7.8 9.1
Average Per Completion...... 10.2 16.8
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...... 305 478
Total offense plays............ 42 73
Average Gain Per Play....... 7.3 6.5
Fumbles: Number-Lost........ 3-2 1-1
Penalties: Number-Yards....... 10-55 22-158
PUNTS-YARDS................... 6-247 4-119
Average Yards Per Punt...... 41.2 29.8
Net Yards Per Punt.......... 35.2 29.8
Inside 20......................... 2 0
50+ Yards....................... 2 0
Touchbacks..................... 1 0
Fair catch........................ 1 1
KICKOFFS-YARDS............... 6-318 7-219
Average Yards Per Kickoff... 53.0 31.3
Net Yards Per Kickoff........ 36.0 23.0
Touchbacks..................... 3 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD. 2-0-0 3-16-0
Average Per Return.......... 0.0 5.3
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 7-58-0 3-42-0
Average Per Return.......... 8.3 14.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD.. 2-56-0 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD. 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards........... 0 0
Possession Time............... 18:55 28:59
1st Quarter.................... 3:59 7:55
2nd Quarter.................... 6:41 5:19
3rd Quarter.................... 4:09 7:51
4th Quarter.................... 4:06 7:54
Third-Down Conversions....... 0 of 6 2 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions...... 0 of 0 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 4-4 5-7
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 3-20 1-12
PAT Kicks....................... 3-4 2-4
Field Goals....................... 0-0 0-0

Individual Statistics (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Parkersburg HS vs Brooke (Aug 24, 2012 at Wellsburg)

Parkersburg HS Brooke

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg .....Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------
Adam Lindamood 19 122 0 122 3 19 6.4 Alec Buchmelter 18 122 22 100 1 21 5.6
C. Hamilton...... 5 91 1 90 1 52 18.0. .Bud Smith. 12 53 14 39 0 16 3.2
Aaron Roberts.... 5 17 26 -9 0 16 -1.8 ...Raleigh Mason 2 15 0 15 0 11 7.5
Totals........... 29 230 27 203 4 52 7.0 .Heath Hildreth 1 3 0 3 0 3 3.0
.....................................................................Justin Loughri... 5 8 6 2 0 5 0.4
......................................................................Totals.... 38 201 42 159 1 21 4.2

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack
-------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------
Aaron Roberts 13-10-0 102 1 20 1 Alec Buchmelter 35-19-2 319 4 49 3
Totals....... 13-10-0 102 1 20 1 Totals... 35-19-2 319 4 49 3

Receiving No. Yds TD Long Receiving No. Yds TD Long
------------------------------------------------ -----------------------------------
Dan Fox... 3 18 0 20 Heath Hildreth 7 104 1 49
Skyler Terrell.... 2 24 0 15 Jusstin Loughri 3 64 0 38
Dylan Thomas 1 15 0 15 Hunter Wallace 3 36 1 18
Corey Burdette 1 14 0 14 Thomas Cole 3 26 2 14
Cameron McCoy 1 12 0 12 Alex Tate 1 42 0 42
Adam Lindamood 1 10 0 10 Zac Morris 1 30 0 30
Lantz Hoyler.... 1 9 1 9 Joe Staffileno 1 17 0 17
Totals........ 10 102 1 20 Totals... 19 319 4 49

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
---------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------
Kyle Foster 6 247 41.2 53 2 1 Heath Hildreth 4 119 29.8 35 0 0
Totals.... 6 247 41.2 53 2 1 Totals...... 4 119 29.8 35 0 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercept Punts Kickoffs Intercept
All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
Skyler Terrell... 1 0 0 2 31 21 1 37 37... Heath Hildreth 2 12 11 1 21 21 0 0 0
Dylan Thomas 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .....Justin Loughri 0 0 0 2 21 17 0 0 0
Corey Burdette 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .....Nick Destefano 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Lindamood 0 0 0 1 16 16 0 0 0 Totals... 3 16 11 3 42 21 0 0 0
Austin Brown. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Hamilton.. 0 0 0 1 11 11 1 19 19
Totals....... 2 0 0 7 58 21 2 56 37

Kickoffs ....No. Yds TB OB Avg Kickoffs No. Yds TB OB Avg
---------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
Cody Roney 6 318 3 0 53.0 J. Schwertfeger 7 219 0 0 31.3


FUMBLES: Parkersburg HS-Aaron Roberts 1-0; Skyler Terrell 1-1; Dylan Thomas 1-1. Brooke-Alec
Buchmelter 1-1.


Defensive Statistics
Parkersburg HS
## Player.................... Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc BrUp Blkd Sack/Yds QH
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32 C. Hamilton................... 5 6 11 . . . 1-19 2 . . .
83 Lantz Hoyler.................. 3 6 9 2.0/10 . . . . . 1/4 .
52 Austin Brown................. 3 5 8 0.5/1 . . . . . . .
43 Chase Shank................. . 8 8 0.5/2 . . . . . . .
21 Adam Lindamood............ 3 4 7 3.0/10 . 1-0 . . . 2/6 2
44 Corey Burdette............... 1 6 7 0.5/1 . . . . . . .
5 Andrew Nichols................. 3 1 4 2.5/13 . . . . . 1/9 .
25 Dylan Thomas.................. 1 3 4 0.5/1 . . . 1 . . .
66 Adam Elzein..................... . 4 4 . . . . . . . .
38 Skyler Terrell...................... 3 . 3 1.0/2 . . 1-37 . . . .
77 D.J. Carozza...................... 1 2 3 0.5/0 . . . . . . .
12 Cameron McCoy................. 1 2 3 . . . . 1 . . .
80 Ethan Bussey..................... . 2 2 . . . . . . . .
64 Austin Alatore.................... . 2 2 0.5/1 . . . . . . .
29 Shawn Graham.................... . 1 1 . . . . . . . .
85 Travis Doss....................... . 1 1 0.5/1 . . . . . 1/1 .
88 Steven Dailey..................... . 1 1 . . . . . . . .
TM TM . . . . . . . . . . .

Brooke
## Player............. Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc BrUp Blkd Sack/Yds QH
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6 Aaron Walker ....8 2 10 1.0/12 . . . . . 1/12 .
45 Shawn Ashbrook 3 4 7 . . 1-0 . . . . .
5 Tony Martin 2 3 5 . . . . . . . .
60 Ryan Browning 3 . 3 . . . . . 1 . .
13 Jusstin Loughri 2 1 3 . . . . 1 . . .
10 Ricky Molnar 2 1 3 1.0/7 . . . . . . .
15 Alec Buchmelter 2 . 2 . . . . . . . .
64 Preston Wise 1 1 2 . . . . . . . .
30 Zac Morris 1 1 2 . . . . . . . .
24 B. Daugherty 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
9 Matt Hartman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
57 Cody Rine 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
50 50 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
21 Alex Tate 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
35 Zack Zeitack . 1 1 . . . . . . . .
81 Thomas Cole . . . . . 1-0 . . . . .

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