November 8, 2013 - at Parkersburg South

PHS 35, South 26; Roberts Leads Way For Big Reds

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Aaron Roberts ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to Austin Life to lead the Big Reds to a 35-26 victory over a fumble-prone Parkersburg South squad at Erickson Field.

The victory enabled the Big Reds to avoid becoming the first PHS team to ever lose three times in a row to South. It also gave them a 4-6 overall record, ended the season on a two-game winning streak with an underclassman dominated team and was the 799th football victory in the history of Parkersburg High School.

But it was senior captain Roberts who came to the front time and time again with big plays. He ran for 74 yards on 14 carries and completed four passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns on unique plays.

Corey Burdette, bruising junior fullback, had 117 yards rushing on 22 carries and scored the game's first touchdown.

The game was billed as a meeting between two evenly matched squads and it lived up to the billing with both teams swinging for the fences on virtually every play. PHS held a 20-18 edge in first downs, ran for 246 yards and passed for 82 more while South ran for 147 yards and quarterback Garrett Gilkeson completed 12 of 18 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

Brandon Schwendeman scored on two long plays, a 49 yard run and a 36 yard pass, while Cody Smith had a TD run and Cody Boggs a 20 yard scoring reception.

Defensively, juniors Austin Brown, Chas Shank and Josh Trembly accounted for 12, nine and eight tackles respectively while senior Melvin Stubbs also had 11. Juniors Life, Max Chefren and Charley Conley along with senior Preston DeBerry had fumble recoveries. Seth Delancey led South with 10 stops.

The fumble recovery by Life on the South 27 yard line led to the first Big Red score, a six yard plunge behind the block of Zach Garrison with 4:52 left in the first period. That run capped a five play drive - all on the ground.

South came right back with a 54 yard kickoff return by Schwendeman that set up a 25 yard field goal try by Micah Boles that was wide with 2:48 remaining in the first period.

The Big Reds then drove 80 yards (actually 85 because they were penalized five yards on the first offensive play) on 11 plays - all the but the last one being on the ground as they rode the plunges of Burdette for 28 tough yards. The scoring play came when junior Josh Trembly (the heir apparent to Roberts), took the snap from center and threw to Roberts, who was lined up near the sideline with three blockers in front of him. He lofted the ball to tight end Life in the end zone for the easy touchdown with 10:18 left in the first half.

Josh Roney's kick made it 14-0.

But South responded in a hurry when Gilkeson hit Boggs with a 34 yard completion and followed that by sending Schwendeman around left end for 49 more yards to the end zone with 8:58 on the clock.

The Big Reds then proceeded to run nearly five minutes off the clock to go 44 yards for a touchdown - all on the ground with four different ball carriers sharing the load. Roberts did the scoring honors on a two yard keeper behind Garrison and Dalton Shamblin with 4:02 remaining in the half. Roney's kick made it 21-7.

Again South answered with Gilkeson throwing a perfect strike over the middle to Schwendeman for a 36 yard touchdown pass with 33 seconds left before intermission. But the extra point kick was wide and the score stood at 21-13 at the break.

The Big Reds took the second half kickoff and needed just over three minutes to reach the end zone again. On third down from the South 34, Roberts rolled right and appeared headed for trouble when he threw the ball back across the field to a wide-open Life who trotted into the end zone untouched but picked up an unsportsmanlike penalty for extended his arms out in celebration before crossing the goal line. Roney's kick made the score 28-13.

Forced to kickoff from their own 25, the Big Reds appeared in trouble as South moved to the PHS 17 yard line but on a second down play Chefren broke through to strip the ball from Schwendeman and recovered it to end the threat.

But the Big Reds were forced to punt and this time South put together a six-play, 71 yard scoring drive that was aided by a pass interference penalty when Chandler Hamilton went up for a jump ball with the South receiver but was flagged for his efforts. Two passes to Brandon Moss for 19 and 28 yards set up Smith's plunge over the left side with 2:53 left in the third quarer to make it 28-20.

South put together another drive early in the fourth quarter that was halted when Life pulled the ball away from Smith and Conley recovered on the PHS 25 yard line.

But the Patriots had a chance to tie the game not long after that when Gilkeson threw for 29 yards to Moss and 20 yards to Boggs for a touchdown with 4:59 left in the game. On the two-point conversion attempt to tie the game, Hamilton broke up a pass intended for Boggs.

Clinging to a two point lead with nearly five minutes remaining, PHS had to do something to secure the win and they turned to the running of Roberts and Burdette, who did all the work on an 80 yard drive that resulted in a three yard run behind the blocking of Burdette, Garrison and Shamblin with 25 seconds left in the game. Burdette had an amazing 14 yard run on the drive where he pushed practically the entire South team 10 yards. He later added an 18 yard run while Roberts had a 21 yard scamper.

Roney's kick made it 35-26 and DeBerry's fumble recovery on the ensuing kickoff iced the win.

Scoring Summary (Final)
Parkersburg Big Reds (4-6) vs. Parkersburg South (2-8)
Date: Nov 06, 2013 Site: Parkersburg Stadium: Erickson All-Sports
Attendance: 4000

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Parkersburg Big Reds 7 14 7 7 35
Parkersburg South 0 13 7 6 26

Team Qtr Time Scoring play Conversion Plays-Yards TOP .................................PHS PS
PHS 1st 04:52 Corey Burdette 6 yd run Josh Roney kick 5-27 1:55............................. 7 0
PHS 2nd 10:18 Austin Life 28 yd pass from Aaron Roberts Josh Roney kick 11-80 4:30...14 0
PS 2nd 08:58 B. Schwendeman 49 yd run Micah Boles kick 4-81 1:20 ............14 7
PHS 2nd 04:02 Aaron Roberts 2 yd run Josh Roney kick 12-44 4:56 .................... 21 7
PS 2nd 00:33 B. Schwendeman 36 yd pass from G.Gilkeson Micah Boles kick failed 9-59 3:25............................................................................................................................21 13
PHS 3rd 08:55 Austin Life 34 yd pass from Aaron Roberts Josh Roney kick 6-55 2:59....28 13
PS 3rd 02:53 Cody Smith 1 yd run Micah Boles kick 6-71 2:05 ..............28 20
PS 4th 04:59 Cody Boggs 20 yd pass from G. Gilkeson G.Gilkeson pass int 6-64 2:25....28 26
PHS 4th 00:25 Aaron Roberts 3 yd run Josh Roney kick 10-75 4:42 ........... 35 26

End of Game: 10:00 Total elapsed time: 2:30 Temperature: 43

Team Statistics (Final)

....................... PHS PS
FIRST DOWNS ................20 18
Rushing ......................15 7
Passing ........................4 10
Penalty ........................ 1 1
NET YARDS RUSHING ..........246 147
Rushing Attempts ..................50 36
Average Per Rush ..................4.9 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns ................ 3 2
Yards Gained Rushing .................254 168
Yards Lost Rushing .................... 8 21
NET YARDS PASSING ............82 236
Completions-Attempts-Int ..............4-10-0 12-18-0
Average Per Attempt ................. 8.2 13.1
Average Per Completion ..........20.5 19.7
Passing Touchdowns .................2 2
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS ........ 328 383
Total offense plays ....................60 54
Average Gain Per Play .................. 5.5 7.1
Fumbles: Number-Lost ..............1-0 4-4
Penalties: Number-Yards ............. 8-61 11-65
PUNTS-YARDS ...............4-155 1-29
Average Yards Per Punt .......... 38.8 29.0
Net Yards Per Punt .................38.0 29.0
Inside 20 ........................ 0 0
50+ Yards ...................... 0 0
Touchbacks ..................... 0 0
Fair catch ........................ 2 1
KICKOFFS-YARDS ............. 6-254 4-173
Average Yards Per Kickoff ...............42.3 43.2
Net Yards Per Kickoff .................22.2 21.0
Touchbacks .................... 0 1
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.. 0-0-0 1-3-0
Average Per Return ............... 0.0 3.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD...... 4-64-0 6-121-0
Average Per Return ...............16.0 20.2
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD......... 0-0-0 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD. 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards ............... 0 0
Possession Time ..............24:42 23:18
1st Quarter .................... 5:19 6:41
2nd Quarter ................... 7:11 4:49
3rd Quarter .................... 5:34 6:26
4th Quarter .................... 6:38 5:22
Third-Down Conversions ............ 4 of 10 5 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions ........... 2 of 2 2 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances ...........3-3 2-4
Touchdowns ..................3-3 2-4
Field goals .......................0-3 0-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards .............0-0 0-0
PAT Kicks . ...................5-5 2-3
Field Goals ....................... 0-0 0-1

Individual Statistics (Final)

Parkersburg Big Reds

Rushing.. ..No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Corey Burdette.. 22 117 0 117 1 18 5.3
Aaron Roberts.. 14 75 1 74 2 21 5.3
Chandler Hamilton 9 34 5 29 0 8 3.2
Dylan Thomas... 4 20 2 18 0 11 4.5
Josh Trembly.... 1 8 0 8 0 8 8.0
Totals......... 50 254 8 246 3 21 4.9

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
Aaron Roberts 4-10-0 82 2 34 0
Totals........ 4-10-0 82 2 34 0

Receiving No. Yds TD Long
Austin Life... 2 62 2 34
Dan Fox. 1 12 0 12
Preston Deberry 1 3 0 3
Dylan Thomas 0 5 0 0
Totals....... 4 82 2 34

Punting No. Yds Avg Lg In20 TB
Kyle Foster 4 155 38.8 44 0 0
Totals.... 4 155 38.8 44 0 0

......Punts ... Kickoffs ..Intercept
All Returns .No Yds Lg No Yds Lg No Yds Lg
Preston Deberry 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Johnson 0 0 0 1 18 18 0 0 0
Josh Trembly 0 0 0 1 26 26 0 0 0
Chand. Hamilton 0 0 0 1 20 20 0 0 0
Totals....... 0 0 0 4 64 26 0 0 0

Field goal attempts

Kickoffs ......No. Yds TB OB Avg
---------------------------------------
Josh Roney 6 254 0 0 42.3

Parkersburg South

Rushing .........No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Brandon Schwendeman 7 74 5 69 1 49 9.9
Cody Smith ........21 60 8 52 1 8 2.5
Garrett Gilkeson ........8 34 8 26 0 13 3.2
Totals............ 36 168 21 147 2 49 4.1

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg Sack
Garrett Gilkeson.. 12-18-0 236 2 36 0
Totals......... 12-18-0 236 2 36 0

Receiving........ No. Yds TD Long
Cody Boggs........ 6 121 1 34
Brandon Moss....... 2 50 0 31
Brandon Schwendeman 2 48 1 36
Trevor Boot.......... 2 17 0 12
Totals............. 12 236 2 36

Punting.. No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Dominic Maone 1 29 29.0 29 0 0
Totals........ 1 29 29.0 29 0 0

..............Punts ...Kickoffs ..Intercept
All Returns ..........No Yds Lg No Yds Lg No Yds Lg
Brandon Schwendeman 1 3 3 5 108 54 0 0 0
Cody Smith......... 0 0 0 1 13 13 0 0 0
Totals............... 1 3 3 6 121 54 0 0 0

Field goal attempts
Franklin Miller 1st 02:48 25 yds Missed

Kickoffs.... No. Yds TB OB Avg
---------------------------------------
Franklin Miller 2 101 1 0 50.5
Micah Boles 2 72 0 0 36.0

FUMBLES: Parkersburg Big Reds-Aaron Roberts 1-0. Parkersburg South-Cody Smith 2-2; Garrett Gilkeson 1-1; Brandon Schwendeman 1-1.

Defensive Statistics

Parkersburg Big Reds
## Player.... Solo Ast Tot TFL/yds FF FR-ydIntc BrUp Blkd Sack QBH
52 Austin Brown.... 2 10 12 0.5-1 0 0 0 ..0 .0 .0 ....0
24 Melvin Stubbs..... 1 10 11 1.0-1 0 0 0..0 .0 .0 0
43 Chase Shank..... 3 6 9 1.0-2 0 0 0 ..1 ..0. 0 0
2 Josh Trembly...... 1 7 8 0.5-1 0 0 0 .0 ..0 .0 0
25 Dylan Thomas.... 4 3 7 0 ..0 0 0 0 ..0. 0 0
28 Austin Life........ 3 3 6 2.5-8 1 1-0 0 0 ..0. 0 0
71 Max Chefren...... 3 2 5 1.0-5 1 1-0 0 0 .0 .0 0
11 Stephen Dailey.... 2 3 5 0 .. 0 0 0 .0 ..0. 0 0
61 Charley Conley.... 2 2 4 0.5-1 0 1-0 0 0.. 0. 0 0
1 Dan Fox....... 3 0 3 0 .. 0 0 0 .1 ..0. 0 0
62 JD Barnette....... 0 3 3 0 . 0 0 0 .0 ..0 .0 0
29 Nick Johnson...... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .0.. 0 .0 0
75 Dalton Shamblin...0 1 1 0 .. 0 0 0 .0 ..0 .0 0
81 Preston Deberry....0 1 1 0 .. 0 1-0 00.. 0 .0 0
32 Chandler Hamilton..0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .2 ..0 .0 0

Parkersburg South
## Player ..... Solo Ast Tot TFL/yds FF FR-yd Intc BrUp BlkdSack QBH
44 Seth Delancey .....7 3 10 0 ....0 0 0 0. 0.. 0 0
10 Trevor Boot ......5 1 6 0 ..... 0 0 0 0 .0 ..0 0
58 Gage Stephens ....4 1 5 1.0-2 ...0 0 0 0 .0 ..0 0
75 Levi Putnam ......4 1 5 1.0-1 ...0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
13 Brandon Moss ....4 1 5 1.0-3.... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
7 Cody Smith ......3 2 5 0.5-0.... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
77 Dane Mills .......3 0 3 0 ......0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
9 Br. Schwendeman.2 0 2 0 ....... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
63 Ryan Varner .....1 1 2 0 ...... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
72 Tommy Hall ....1 1 2 0.5-1.... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
28 Matt Peters .......1 0 1 0 ...... 0 0 0 0. 0 ..0 0
19 Cody Boggs .....1 0 1 0 ......0 0 0 1. 0 ..0 0
86 Mason Winans ....0 1 1 0 ...... 0 0 0 0. 0.. 0 0

 

 

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