Aug. 25 St. Albans Game
Incredible Start For Big Reds In 56-0 Opening Win Over Red Dragons
SAINT ALBANS - Scoring five touchdowns while touching the ball offensively just four times to start the game Parkersburg rolled to a 56-0 season-opening win here Friday night.
The Big Reds took just one play on each of their first four series and also got an interception return for a touchdown by Eli Bauman to take a very fast 35-0 lead.
Casey Stanley and Jakel Shelton each had a pair of touchdowns while David Parsons threw four TD passes.
The Big Red starting lineup built a 56-0 halftime lead before taking the rest of the mercy-rule shortened game off.
The second half was played with eight minute quarters and a running clock in the fourth quarter.
PHS forced six turnovers.
After kicking off to start the game the Big Reds held on defense and forced a punt, which St. Albans fumbled and Jake Bauman recovered for PHS on the 10 yard line with just 100 seconds gone in the contest.
On the next play Parsons found Stanley in the end zone. Seven seconds and one touchdown. Stanley kicked the first of his seven straight extra points.
It took PHS just three plays to get the ball back on an interception by Andrew Stalnaker, who ran the pick back to the St. Albans 14 yard line. A penalty moved it back to the 24 but on the first offensive play Parsons again found Stanley for a touchdown completion. Eight seconds and another six points.
The Big Reds forced another punt (St. Albans had just one first down in the first half) and after a punt return to the St. Albans 44 it took Shelton just one run around right end to find the end zone. Twelve seconds and touchdown number three.
Three plays later St. Albans tried a pass which Bauman stepped in front of and returned 17 yards for a score, making it 28-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, the home team fumbled and Zane Lewis recovered on the St. Albans 24. After a five yard penalty, Parsons passed for Matthew Stalnaker for another six-pointer. Six seconds and touchdown number four offensively.
With 4:06 left in the first quarter it was 35-0. PHS ran 33 seconds of offense and produced four scores - plus the interception return to the end zone.
The second quarter saw Shelton score from the one to cap a seven-play, 45-yard drive that took just 2:35 and later in that quarter Andrew Stalnaker hauled in a 10 yard scoring pass from Parsons to finish a five-play, 47-yard drive that lasted 3:12. The final PHS touchdown came with 36 seconds left in the half when Preston Riffle returned an interception 56 yards to the end zone.
The PHS reserves finished the contest and the defense pitched its second straight shutout against the Red Dragons (52-0 a year ago), holding their hosts to 82 yards in total offense.
Parsons completed seven of nine passes for 107 yards.
Box Score (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Parkersburg vs St. Albans (Aug 25, 2023 at St. Albans)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Parkersburg 35 21 0 0 56
St. Albans 0 0 0 0 0
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 10:13 PHS - Casey Stanley 10 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 1-10 0:07
08:22 PHS - Casey Stanley 24 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 1-24 0:08
06:13 PHS - Jakel Shelton 44 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 1-44 0:12
04:21 PHS - Eli Bauman 17 yd interception return (Casey Stanley kick)
04:06 PHS - Matthew Stalnaker 19 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 1-24 0:06
2nd 08:09 PHS - Jakel Shelton 1 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 7-45 2:35
02:15 PHS - Andrew Stalnaker 10 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 5-47 3:12
00:36 PHS - Preston Riffle 56 yd interception return (Conner Gribble kick)
FIRST DOWNS 12 6
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 16-134 20-22
PASSING YDS (NET) 128 57
Passes Att-Comp-Int 12-8-0 24-7-3
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 28-262 44-79
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 1-13 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards 0-0 6-74
Interception Returns-Yards 3-111 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 2-28.5 3-24.7
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 6-3
Penalties-Yards 10-78 5-22
Possession Time 21:26 30:34
Third-Down Conversions 0 of 3 0 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 2 of 4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 0-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-19 0-0
RUSHING: Parkersburg-Jakel Shelton 5-72; Cooper Cancade 2-28; Ethan Jones 3-22; David Parsons 2-20;
Cyrus Backus 1-11; Sylas Cheuvront 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 22. St. Albans-Devin Silvas 8-29; Sean McCord
4-19; Kaden Nutter 1-7; Xavier Patterson 2-minus 2; Reece Lilly 5-minus 31.
PASSING: Parkersburg-David Parsons 7-9-0-105; Cooper Cancade 1-3-0-23. St. Albans-Reece Lilly
RECEIVING: Parkersburg-Casey Stanley 2-34; Zane Lewis 1-30; Preston Riffle 1-23; Matthew Stalnaker
1-19; Andrew Stalnaker 1-10; Jakel Shelton 1-7; Sylas Cheuvront 1-5. St. Albans-Xavier Patterson
2-14; Devin Silvas 2-5; Ashton Hamilton 1-27; Logan Parsons 1-10; Sean McCord 1-1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Parkersburg-Preston Riffle 1-56; Andrew Stalnaker 1-38; Eli Bauman 1-17. St.
FUMBLES: Parkersburg-TEAM 2-0; Jakel Shelton 1-0. St. Albans-Reece Lilly 2-1; Isaiah Muhammad 2-1;
Devin Silvas 1-1; Xavier Patterson 1-0.
Parkersburg (1-0) vs. St. Albans (0-1)
Date: Aug 25, 2023 • Site: St. Albans • Stadium:
Kickoff time: 7:30 • End of Game: 9:43 • Total elapsed time: 2:13
Temperature: 90 • Wind: • Weather: humid