Oct. 7 South Charleston game
Parsons, Fleming Propel Big Reds Over South Charleston 52-17
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A 27-point third quarter enabled Parkersburg to pull away from a winless but stubborn South Charleston team as the Big Reds snapped a two-game skid with a 52-17 homecoming victory Friday night at Stadium Field.
David Parsons threw for four touchdowns and nearly 300 yards while also rushing for another score as the Big Reds broke the game open after leading just 25-17 at the half.
Two incredible receptions and ensuing touchdown runs by Austin Fleming sparked PHS in the first half as the senior receiver finished with 174 yards on seven catches for the night.
Parsons, who played only the first three quarters after building a 35-point lead, finished with 292 yards through the air on 16 completions in 21 attempts with one interception. He also had a 17 yard touchdown run early in the third quarter that started the PHS pull-away.
The Big Reds, now 3-3 on the year, wound up with 383 yards in total offense to 265 for South Charleston, which is now 0-6 after playing five of the top eight teams in state ratings.
Logan Hartshorn, Casey Stanley, Aiydn Cooke and Jakel Shelton also had touchdowns for the Big Reds. Cooke was the team’s leading rusher with 48 yards on seven carries and Anthony Ice caught four passes for 51 yards to rank behind Fleming. Hartshorn and Andrew Stalnaker had interceptions for the winners.
South Charleston, which had scored just three touchdowns in its first five games, took the opening kickoff and drove to the PHS 16 yard line where Devin Rader kicked his first field goal of the year from 32 yards away to give the visitors a 3-0 lead with 6:16 left in the first quarter.
PHS responded with a 65-yard, six play scoring drive capped when Fleming caught the ball over the middle and broke a tackle at the 10 yard line to complete a 25-yard touchdown play with 3:02 on the first quarter clock.
After a Black Eagle punt, Parsons was intercepted near midfield but Stalnaker returned the favor on the next play, giving PHS the ball back on the PHS 37 yard line.
Taking to the air again, Parsons found Fleming over the middle and this time the senior tight end broke two tackles at the 20 by simply running through between them and scored to complete a 63 yard play and give the Big Reds the lead for good with 41 seconds left in the first period. A bad snap on the extra point saw Stanley pick the ball up and race to the right corner flag for the two-point conversion to make it 15-3.
After forcing a Black Eagle punt, PHS coughed the ball up on a fumble on the Big Red 38 yard line and on the next play Nasjaih Jones made a great reception on a slant pass and took it in for the touchdown which cut the lead to 15-10 after the extra point kick.
The Big Reds followed that with a 73-yard scoring drive highlighted by yet another Fleming reception which saw him make a one-hand catch over the middle and break two separate tackles en route to a 19-yard gain to the SC 14 yard line. Three plays later Hartshorn took the handoff at the three, headed up the middle then cut right to the outside to score with 5:24 left in the half. Stanley’s kick made it 22-10.
Three big pass plays, two of them to Avery Pannell for 27 and 28 yards respectively, quickly got South Charleston back in the game with a 14 yard run by Delviccio Dyess scoring with 2:24 on the clock to cut the lead to 22-17.
A wild finish to the half took place when PHS drove from its own 39 to the SC 18 with 16 seconds left and on fourth down Stanley came on to try an 35 yarder that was wide left. South Charleston got the ball back on the 20 after the miss and tried a pass that Hartshorn intercepted and returned 18 yards to the Black Eagle 20. With no timeouts and only seven seconds left to play, Stanley came on to try another three-pointer and this time hit from 37 yards away to make it 25-17 at the intermission.
The Big Reds got the ball to start the second half and went 51 yards in just five plays to score on a run by Stanley, who made a great fake and kept the ball around left end from 17 yards away. Big play on the drive was a 29 yard reception by Fleming.
A short SC punt gave PHS the ball back four plays later on the visitors 39 and on the first play Parsons hit Stanley in stride for the touchdown with 7:56 on the clock.
A bad snap on an SC punt attempt was recovered on the Eagles’ nine yard line and two plays later Cooke ran it in from the three to make it 46-17 with 4:22 left in the third quarter.
Another short punt gave PHS the ball back on the SC 39 and five plays later Parsons hit recent transfer Jakel Shelton out the backfield for a 15 yard scoring play to push the lead to 52-17 with 39 seconds left in the quarter and force a running clock final period.
The visitors got the PHS 16 late in the game but that threat was ended by a D.J. Chambless fumble recovery.
South Charleston vs Parkersburg (Oct 07, 2022 at Parkersburg)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 - Total
South Charleston 3 14 0 0 - 17
Parkersburg 15 10 27 0 - 52
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 06:16 SC - Devin Rader 32 yd field goal, 9-46 5:18
03:02 PHS - Austin Fleming 25 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 6-65 3:14
00:41 PHS - Austin Fleming 63 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley rush), 1-63 0:12
2nd 09:41 SC - Nasjaih Jones 38 yd pass from Emerson O'Dell (Devin Rader kick), 1-38 0:00
05:24 PHS - Logan Hartshorn 3 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 8-73 4:15
02:24 SC - Delviccio Dyess 14 yd run (Devin Rader kick), 5-80 3:00
00:06 PHS - Casey Stanley 37 yd field goal, 1-0 0:01
3rd 10:32 PHS - David Parsons 17 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 5-51 1:19
07:56 PHS - Casey Stanley 39 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 1-39 0:06
04:22 PHS - Aiydn Cooke 3 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 2-9 0:48
00:39 PHS - Jakel Shelton 15 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick failed), 5-39 2:42
FIRST DOWNS 14 15
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 30-104 21-86
PASSING YDS (NET) 161 297
Passes Att-Comp-Int 18-10-2 23-17-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 48-265 44-383
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 3-23
Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-47 3-32
Interception Returns-Yards 1-17 2-18
Punts (Number-Avg) 5-24.4 1-32.0
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 8-58 3-38
Possession Time 28:45 17:51
Third-Down Conversions 2 of 9 6 of 8
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 5-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-6 0-0
RUSHING: South Charleston-Nasjaih Jones 7-61; Aaron Clark 7-35; Delviccio Dyess 9-15; Jayson Barnett 4-7; Avery Pannell 1-minus 6; Emerson O'Dell 2-minus 8. Parkersburg-Aiydn Cooke 7-48; David Parsons 4-18; Xavier Robinson 1-11; Jakel Shelton 4-6; Logan Hartshorn 1-3; Anthony Ice 1-2; Dylan Stone 1-minus 1; TEAM 2-minus 1.
PASSING: South Charleston-Emerson O'Dell 10-18-2-161. Parkersburg-David Parsons 16-21-1-292; Cooper Cancade 1-1-0-5; TEAM 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING: South Charleston-Avery Pannell 4-90; Nasjaih Jones 4-51; Aaron Clark 2-20. Parkersburg-Austin Fleming 7-174; Anthony Ice 4-51; Casey Stanley 2-45; Jakel Shelton 2-20; Aiydn Cooke 2-7.
INTERCEPTIONS: South Charleston-Tyrell Ellis 1-17. Parkersburg-Logan Hartshorn 1-18; Andrew Stalnaker 1-0.
FUMBLES: South Charleston-Emerson O'Dell 2-0; Nasjaih Jones 1-1; Delviccio Dyess 1-0. Parkersburg-Anthony Ice 1-1.
South Charleston (0-6) vs. Parkersburg (3-3)
Date: Oct 07, 2022 • Site: Parkersburg • Stadium: Stadium Field
Kickoff time: 7:40 • End of Game: 10:10 • Total elapsed time: 2:30
SACKS (UA-A): South Charleston-Aaron Clark 1-0. Parkersburg-D.J. Chambless 0-1; Andrew Stalnaker 0-1.