Aug. 27, 2021 Huntington Game

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Huntington Plays Take Away/Keep Away In 47-7 Win Over PHS

HUNTINGTON - Huntington's Highlanders played Take Away/Keep Away from Parkersburg here Friday night at Bob Sang Stadium in posting a 47-7 season-opening win over the Big Reds.

The home team took advantage of five PHS turnovers and ran twice as many plays and had twice the amount of possession time as the visitors en route to their impressive win. Huntington ran 70 plays for 469 yards while PHS managed just 109 yards on 32 plays and were hurt by three interceptions and two lost fumbles.The hosts also had 27:40 time of possession to just 14:37 for PHS in a game which featured the running clock mercy rule in the fourth quarter.

Taking just 33 seconds to score to begin the game, the Big Reds looked like they were on their way to a great first game showing but after that quick score it was all Highlanders as Gavin Lochow scored twice and threw for two more touchdowns while running for 81 yards and passing for 136 more. The home team had 322 yards rushing.

Parkersburg got a 49 yard kickoff returning by Anthony Ice to start the game and two plays later Bryson Singer found Carter King from 24 yards away for a touchdown with just over half a minute elapsed in the game. Casey Stanley added the point after kick.

But Huntington put six touchdowns and two field goals on the board to avenge last year's 25-14 loss at Parkersburg.

The Big Reds finished with just 51 yards rushing as Singer had 37 total on 10 attempts while completing three of six passes for 36 yards with two interceptions and also caught one pass for eight yards. David Parsons was five of eight passing for 22 yards one one score. King caught three passes for 32 yards but was injured in the second quarter and did not play the rest of the game.
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