Oct 12, 2018 at Hurricane:
Johnson, Moler Power PHS To
38-14 Pounding of Hurricane
HURRICANE – Cousins Jake Johnson and Tyler Moler combined for four touchdowns on the ground and even hooked up for another through the air as they powered Parkersburg to its fourth straight victory here Friday night, a 38-14 pounding of Mountain State Athletic Conference rival Hurricane.
It was a dominating effort by the Big Reds, marred only by the five lost fumbles which kept the score from being even more out of hand. PHS had 29 first downs and piled up 508 yards in total offense on 73 plays while controlling the ball for nearly 30 minutes of the contest.
Defensively, the Big Reds gave up two scores, one after a fumble and the other after the one long play allowed the entire game, a 47 yard run by Christian Hill. Hurricane had just 10 first downs and completed just four of 15 passes with two interceptions.
Johnson and Moler each ran for over 100 yards while Johnson added 237 yards passing by completing 17 of 21 with no interceptions and one touchdown – a 33 yard pass to Moler. While Moler was carrying the ball 29 times for 153 yards, Johnson added 104 yards on 14 attempts.
Brenton Strange had the other Big Red touchdown on a four yard run while also catching six passes for 84 yards. On defense he had his third interception of the year to go with his fifth sack of the year.
The Big Reds started slowly thanks to three turnovers in the first quarter. First came a muffed punt and then PHS drove to the Hurricane 12 yard line before fumbling away the ball. In the final seconds of the initial period another fumble gave Hurricane the ball on its own 25 yard line.
But once PHS got untracked in the second quarter the result was three straight touchdowns. The first coming with 9:309 left before the half when Moler led a six play drive that ended when Johnson faking to Moler and carrying the ball around left end for the final 11 yards. The extra point kick was blocked (the first of three blocked point after touchdown tries on the night and another which failed after a bad snap).
A 47-yard run on Hurricane’s first offensive play following the Big Red score took the ball to the PHS six yard line and three plays later Nathan Roy sneaked the ball over from the one. The extra point kick put the home team up 7-6 but that lead lasted only 3:37 as the Big Reds drove the ball 82 yards on eight plays to score on a screen pass to Moler down the left sideline from 33 yards away. Johnson passed to Kionte Peacock for the two-point conversion to make it 14-7.
Forcing a punt, PHS got the ball back and quickly drove 83 yards on 10 plays with a great second effort run by Johnson from the two yard line. From the shotgun, Johnson hit the line, bounced off to the left and carried defenders over the goal line with 23 seconds left before halftime.
Another forced punt to start the second half resulted in another PHS touchdown drive, this one covering 44 yards in eight plays. This time it was Johnson’s passing that led the way as he hit Dylan Shaver for six yards, Strange for 16 and Braeden Mason for 10 before the Big Reds shifted gears and put their all-state end in the backfield. Strange scored from the four over left tackle to make it 26-7 with 7:11 left in the third period.
A fumbled punt near midfield enabled Hurricane to score its second touchdown as Roy connected on a perfect strike to R.J. Engel from 21 yards away.
The Big Reds tacked on two more scores in the fourth quarter as Johnson ran it in from the eight to end an 11-play drive and, following a
Strange interception, Moler ended the highlight for the night with a three-yard run to cap a nine-play, 86-yard drive.
Unofficially Gage Fiore paced the defense with 11 tackles. Shane Miller had an interception on a ball that was tipped by Strange while Hayden Morris recovered a fumble that was forced by Fiore.
Parkersburg vs Hurricane (Oct 12, 2018 at Hurricane)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Parkersburg....... 0 20 6 12 38
Hurricane...... 0 7 7 0 14
Qtr Time Scoring play
2nd 09:39 PHS - Jake Johnson 11 yd run (Issac Withrow kick blockd), 6-55 1:54
08:23 HURR - Nathan Roy 1 yd run (Tim McCutcheon kick), 4-53 1:15
04:46 PHS - Tyler Moler 33 yd pass from Jake Johnson (Kionte Peacock pass from Jake Johnson), 8-82 3:31
00:23 PHS - Jake Johnson 2 yd run (Issac Withrow kick blockd), 10-83 4:16
3rd 07:11 PHS - Brenton Strange 4 yd run (Jake Johnson pass failed), 8-44 2:52
03:34 HURR - R.J. Engel 21 yd pass from Nathan Roy (Tim McCutcheon kick), 8-47 2:49
4th 10:52 PHS - Jake Johnson 8 yd run (Issac Withrow kick blockd), 11-69 4:34
05:51 PHS - Tyler Moler 3 yd run (Kyle Moore rush failed), 9-86 4:12
FIRST DOWNS 29 10
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 52-271 37-166
PASSING YDS (NET) 237 48
Passes Att-Comp-Int 21-17-0 15-4-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 73-508 52-214
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 2-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-43 7-75
Interception Returns-Yards 2-9 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 1-42.0 6-36.2
Fumbles-Lost 6-5 2-1
Penalties-Yards 3-14 7-72
Possession Time 29:48 16:17
Third-Down Conversions 4 of 8 2 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5-6 1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-10 2-15
RUSHING: Parkersburg-Tyler Moler 29-153; Jake Johnson 14-104; Shane Miller 4-21; Brenton Strange1-4; Anthony Craig 1-minus 4; Braeden Mason 3-minus 7. Hurricane-Christian Hill 17-119; Jordan Williams 7-39; J.T. Cooper 3-14; Nate Barham 2-3; Isaiah Williams 3-3; Nathan Roy 5-minus 12.
PASSING: Parkersburg-Jake Johnson 17-21-0-237. Hurricane-Nathan Roy 4-15-2-48.
RECEIVING: Parkersburg-Brenton Strange 6-84; Dylan Shaver 3-73; Tyler Moler 3-57; Braeden Mason 3-17; Shane Miller 1-4; Kionte Peacock 1-2. Hurricane-R.J. Engel 3-44; Christian Hill 1-4.
INTERCEPTIONS: Parkersburg-Shane Miller 1-9; Brenton Strange 1-0. Hurricane-None.
FUMBLES: Parkersburg-Kionte Peacock 3-3; Tyler Moler 2-1; Anthony Craig 1-1. Hurricane-Christian Hill 1-1; Nathan Roy 1-0.
Parkersburg (5-3) vs. Hurricane (3-5)
Date: Oct 12, 2018 • Site: Hurricane • Stadium:
Kickoff time: 7:30 • End of Game: 9:55 • Total elapsed time: 2:25