Junior Varsity/Freshmen Results

Junior Varsity (6:30)

Aug. 28 – at Williamstown (L 20-22)

Sept. 4 – Riverside (W 40-0)

Sept. 11 – South Charleston

Sept. 18 – at Park. South

Sept. 25 – at Cabell Midland

Oct. 2 –at George Washington

Oct. 16 – at Huntington

Oct. 23 – at Capital

Oct. 30 – Spring Valley

Big Plays Lift Spring Valley To 30-14 win

        A 70-yard interception return touchdown and a 58-yard run early in the fourth quarter were the big plays that lifted Spring Valley to a 30-14 junior varsity win over Parkersburg Monday night at Stadium Field.
The Big Red reserves moved the ball well and out-gained Spring Valley 249-184 but gave up a pair of big plays that were critical.
Zeke Lewis got the visitors, who arrived late and forced an hour’s delay in the start of the game, on the board first with a one yard run set up by his 35 yard gainer.
PHS answered that with a drive that ended when Luke Van Arsdale picked off a pass at his own 30 yard line and returned it all the way for a touchdown. Lewis ran for both two-point conversions for Spring Valley and a 16-0 lead.
Mixing the pass and run, PHS got on the board following the turnover by putting together a 10-play, 66-yard drive which ended when Cooper Cancade found Hunter Leavitt with a 15-yard scoring pass. Cancade then passed to Braxton Kupfner for the two-point conversion to make it 16-8 at the half.
The Big Red jayvees took the second-half kickoff and drove to the Spring Valley 10 yard line on 10 plays but a third down sack forced the home team to try a 33 –yard field goal and Cole Sisk’s kick had the distance but was wide right.
Spring Valley scored eight plays later on a 58-yard fourth down run by Mason Robertson and the Timberwolves added the two-point conversion for a 24-8 lead with nine minutes left in the game.
A 22-yard run by Sylas Cheuvront, who had 74 yards rushing on the night, and a 21-yard pass to Kupfner set up a 25-yard scoring pass to Kupfner with 6:04 remaining. The conversion failed and PHS trailed 24-14. The scoring pass came on a fourth down play which was really only third down but the officials incorrectly advanced the down marker on a penalty play.
Parkersburg forced a punt but wound up losing 11 yards on four plays and Spring Valley took over on the Big Red 18 and added an insurance touchdown with 1:28 left in the game.
It was the season final game for PHS which finished with a 4-4 record.
Junior Varsity Football
Spring Valley                 8  8  0  14  -  30
Parkersburg  (4-4)        0  8  0    6  -  14
Sv - Zeke Lewis 1 run (Lewis run) 00:38.5 1st
Sv - Luke Van Arsdale 70 interception return (Lewis run) 7:45 2nd
P - Hunter Leavitt 15 pass from Cooper Cancade (Braxton Kupfner pass from Cancade) 1:57 2nd
Sv – Mason Robertson 58 run (Colton Heck pass to Logan Henson) 9:00 4th
P – Braxton Kupfner 25 pass from Cancade (pass failed) 6:04 4th
Sv – Lincoln Davis 5 run (pass failed) 1:28 4th
First Downs – Spring Valley 7, PHS 13
Rushing – Spring Valley 27-184, PHS 25-94
Passing – Spring Valley 0-2-0 0, PHS 14-21-1 155
Total Yards – Spring Valley 29-184, PHS 46-249
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Spring Valley: Zeke Lewis 11-99; PHS: Sylas Cheuvront 12-74, Ethan Jones 4-40.
Passing – Spring Valley: None; PHS: Cooper Cancade 14-21-1 155.
Receiving – Spring Valley: None; PHS: Braxton Kupfner 4-72, Hunter Leavitt 2-29, Tytan Parsons 3-30, Cheuvront 2-20.
Tackles – Cheuvront 6, Parsons 4, Leavitt 2, Devin Widman 3, Tim Hutson 3.

Jayvees Rout Riverside

A stout defense and a well-balanced offense powered Parkersburg to a 40-0 junior varsity football win over visiting Riverside Monday night.

Squaring their season’s record at 1-1 the PHS jayvees limited Riverside to just two first downs the entire game while giving up just 36 yards (all on the ground). Ethan Jones led the way with six tackles and intercepted a would-be lateral early in the fourth quarter and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.

Jones also ran for a touchdown and had 60 yards rushing. Sylas Cheuvront scored twice for PHS and finished with 101 yards rushing to go with a receiving TD in the second period.

The Big Reds led just 12-0 at the half but opened up the passing game in the second half, scoring on a second TD pass from Cooper Cancade to Hunter Leavitt and adding a third passing touchdown from back-up Bryan Gregory to Austin Craven. PHS was nine-of-10 in the air in the second half for 112 yards while limiting Riverside to just seven offensive plays and minus four yards.

Cancade finished 12 of 17 through the air for 131 yards with Leavitt leading the receiving with four catches for 48 yards.

Junior Varsity

Riverside          0    0    0   0  -    0

Parkersburg (1-1) 6  6  7 21 -   40

P - Ethan Jones 3 run (kick failed) 1:02 1st

P - Sylas Cheuvront 50 run (kick failed) 7:22 2nd

P - Cheuvront 22 pass from Cooper Cancade (Cole Sisk kick) 5:30 3rd

P - Hunter Leavitt 6 pass from Cancade (Sisk kick) 9:54 4th

P - Jones 35 return of intercepted lateral (Sisk kick) 9:14 4th

P - Austin Craven 19 pass from Bryan Gregory (Sisk kick) 1:12 4th


First downs - Riverside 2, PHS 19

Rushing - Riverside 21-36, PHS 25-206

Passing - Riverside 0-1-0, PHS 15-20-0

Passing Yards - Riverside 0, PHS 181

Penalties - Riverside 2-15, PHS 8-60

Punts - Riverside 4-31.5, PHS 0

PHS Leaders

Rushing – Sylas Cheuvront 8-101, Ethan Jones 8-60, Daleon Evans 4-24. Passing – Cooper Cancade 12-17-9 131 2 TD, Bryan Gregory 3-3-0 50 1 TD. Receiving – Hunter Leavitt 4-48, Austin Craven 3-50, Braxton Kupfner 3-31. Tackles – Ethan Jones 6 (plus intercepted lateral return for TD), Sylas Cheuvront 5, Austin Jones 4.


Williamstown Jayvees Nip PHS

....Cooper Cancade passed for 263 yards and Tytan Parsons caught 10 passes for 178 yards but it wasn't enough as Williamstown rallied for a 22-20 junior varsity victory over Parkersburg Monday night at Williamstown.

.....PHS led 2-0 at the half but gave up several long running plays in the second half to drop the season-opener. .....Cancade completed 18 of 31 passes and even ran for a touchdown but an interception with a minute remaining ended the Big Red hopes for a comeback. .....Parsons also had 12 tackles to go with his 10 receptions.

Parkersburg 2 0 6 12 -  20
Williamstown 0 0 6 16 - 22
P – Safety, Tim Hutson tackled quarterback in end zone, 2:47 1st
W – Cooper Billingsley 76 run (run failed) 9:03 3rd
P – Tytan Parsons 26 pass from Cooper Cancade (run failed) 3:15 3rd
W – Jackson Kerry 25 run (Billingsley run) 9:51 4th
P – Ethan Jones 4 run (run failed) 7:17 4th
P – Cancade 3 run (run failed) 2:53 4th
W – Kerr 38 run (Carson Haines pass from Kerr) 1:56  4th
First Downs – Parkersburg 14, Williamstown 9
Rushing – Parkersburg 20-17, Williamstown 37-302
Passing – Parkersburg 263, Williamstown 0
Punts – Parkersburg 4-33.7, Williamstown 1-37
Penalties - Parkersburg 9-65, Williamstown 4-19
Individuals – Parkersburg: Ethan Jones 7-14 rushing; Sylas Cheuvront 8-13 rushing; Cooper Cancade 18 of 31 passing for 263 yards 1 interception; Tytan Parsons 10 receptions, 178 yards; Hunter Leavitt 3 receptions, 40 yards; Defense: Parsons 12 tackles, Jones 7 tackles, Cheuvront 7 tackles, Jacob Bohone 6 tackles, Preston Riffle 5 tackles. Williamstown – Cooper Billingsley 22-169 rushing; Jackson Kerr 11-92 rushing.

 Freshman Schedule

Aug. 30 - Wheeling Park

Sept. 6 - at Morgantown

Sept. 13 - at Bridgeport

Sept. 20 - at Park. South

Sept. 27 - Bridgeport

Oct. 4 - John Marshall

Oct. 18 - at Spring Valley

Nov. 1 - Morgantown

(All Games 6:00)


Penalty Wipes Out Tying Points As Frosh Fall To Morgantown

Just when it looked like Morgantown and Parkersburg were headed for another freshman overtime game a penalty flag wiped out a successful two-point conversion attempt and PHS wound up losing a tough 16-14 decision Wednesday night at Stadium Field.
Trailing 16-0 at the half, PHS rallied with two second half touchdowns and a two-point conversion to pull within two points with 4:25 left in the game. The final TD came on a 13 yard scoring pass from Tyler Cameron to Austin Craven. The two-point attempt appeared successful on another pass to Craven but the Big Red 9th graders were called for an ineligible receiver downfield, wiping out the tying play. After the ball was moved back five yards another extra point pass try fell incomplete.
When the two teams met earlier in the year PHS won by one point in triple overtime.
Morgantown got on the board first in the second period after a lengthy 17-play drive. Coal Park finished the marathon series with a 10-yard run with 5:44 left in the half and then ran for the two-point conversion. The Little Mohigans made it 16-0 with just 51 seconds left before intermission on an 11-yard pass with Park again running for the conversion.
The Big Red frosh got on the board late in the third period after Andrew Pauley caused a fumble that Mason Ross recovered on the Morgantown 33 yard line. On the very next play Christian Brooks turned in a highlight film 33-yard touchdown run as he started right, got to the sidelines, cut back left and wound up on the other side before reaching the end zone. Devin Widman then ran for the two-point conversion to make it 16-8 with 1:55 left in the third period.
After forcing a punt, PHS put together a long drive of its own, going 71 yards and taking 11 plays including a fourth down run of 12 yards by Cole Sisk to set up the touchdown pass to Craven, who caught five passes for 80 yards on the night.
After the potentially tying extra points were taken off the board by the penalty, the PHS defense could not stop Morgantown’s running game as the Mohigans picked up three first downs and ran out the clock.
Quarterback Tyler Cameron completed 11 of 17 passes in the game for 128 yards for PHS while the strong defensive effort was led by Craven with 12 tackles. Sisk and Widman added 11 stops each.
The PHS freshmen finished their season with a 2-6 record with one of the losses coming by two points.
Morgantown 9th.         0.  16.  0.  0.  -   16
Parkersburg 9th (2 6)  0.   0.   8.  6.  -   14
M - Coal Park 10 run (Park run) 5:44 2nd
M - Ben Funk 11 pass from Chantz Lenhart (Park run) :51 2nd
P - Christian Brooks 33 run (Devin Widman run) 1:55 3rd
P - Austin Craven 13 pass from Tyler Cameron (pass failed) 4:25 4th
Team Statistics
First downs - Morgantown 13, PHS 10.
Rushing - Morgantown 32-138, PHS 19-53.
Passing - Morgantown 6-8-0 69, PHS 11-17-0 128.
Total Yards - Morgantown 40-207, PHS 36-181.
PHS Individual Leaders
Rushing – Sisk 5-23, Widman 5-18.
Passing – Cameron 11-17-0 128.
Receiving – Craven 5-180. Sisk 2-25.
Defense – Craven 12 tackles, Sisk 11 tackles, Widman 11 tackles. Rex Ashcroft 8 tackles, Mason Ross 5 tackles and fumble recovery.


Freshmen Fall To Park, 17-6

Wheeling Park kicked a field goal early in the third quarter and tacked on two more touchdowns in that period then held on for a 17-6 freshman win over Parkersburg at Stadium Field Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Neither team displayed any offense in the first half but PHS did get to the Wheeling 14 yard line but had to settle for a missed field goal try from 31 yards away.
The visitors opened up things in the second half, taking to the air for 126 yards on an11-for-14 passing effort which led to a 28 yard field goal and an 11 yard touchdown pass to go with an interception return that made it 17-0 with 3:26 left in the third quarter.
The Big Reds put together their best drive of the night but ran out of downs on the Wheeling 29. The home team finally got on the board in the middle of the fourth quarter after a 44-yard pass from Tyler Cameron to Daleon Evans took the ball to the Wheeling five yard line. After Evans’ second-effort run after the reception the PHS freshman did the honors over the middle to the end zone with 3:08 left in the game.
Jon Mercer was the defensive leader for PHS with eight tackles and a pass break up. Austin Craven, Devin Wildman and Drey Grinter were other standouts on defense for the home team.

Wheeling Park 9th (1-0) 0 0 17 0-17
Parkersburg 9th (0-1)    0 0  0  6-  6
W - Jacob Robinson 28 field goal, 8:04 3rd
W - Kaden Lyons 11 pass from Jay Bordas (Robinson kick) 4:57 3rd
W - Michael Neider 34 interception return (Robinson kick) 3:26 3rd
P - Daleon Evans 5 run (kick failed) 3:08 4th
First downs - WP 14, PHS 6
Rushing - WP 18-69, PHS 27-20
Passing - WP Jay Bordes 16-28-0 182, PHS Tyler Cameron 6-22-3 99
WP - Nate Hodge 12-40 rushing, Michael Broder 2-34 rushing and 8-100 receiving.
PHS - Cole Sisk 7-11 rushing, A.J. Henderson 1-22 receiving, Carter Smith 3-18 receiving, Austin Craven 1-15 receiving.
PHS defense - Jon Mercer 8 tackles, 1 PBU; Frey Grinder 6 tackles; Devin Wildman 6 tackles& Austin Craven 6 tackles.



Junior Varsity Schedule
(all games 6:30 unless indicated)
Aug. 29 – at St. Albans (W 28-8)
Sept. 5 – at Riverside (cxld)
Sept. 19 – Park. South (W22-21)
Sept. 26 – Cabell Midland (L 16-56)
Oct. 3 – Hurricane (L 26-41)
Oct. 10 – at South Charleston (cxld)
Oct. 17 – at Huntington (L 6-13)
Oct. 24 – Capital (W 42-6)
Oct. 31 – at Spring Valley (L 7-56)
Freshman Schedule
(all games 6 p.m. unless indicated)
Aug. 31 – at Wheeling Park (L 26-52)
Sept. 7 – Morgantown (L 0-22)
Sept. 21 – Park. South (W 24-18)
Sept. 28 – at Bridgeport (L 12-44)
Oct. 5 – at John Marshall (W 20-12)
Oct. 12 – Bridgeport (L 26-40)

Oct. 19 - at Morgantown (L 0-6)
Oct. 26 – Cabell Midland
Nov. 2 – Spring Valley



Jayvees Lose to Spring Valley

HUNTINGTON - Junior Varsity lost to Spring Valley 56-7 HERE Monday night.

Jacob Moore had interception return for touchdown for PHS. It was final game for jayvees as they finished 3-4.


PHS Jayvees Romp As Lewis Scores 4

          Zane Lewis scored four touchdowns and Cooper Cancade passed for four scores as the Parkersburg junior varsity spotted Capital an early touchdown but then roared back to defeat the Cougars 42-6 Monday night at Stadium Field.

          Lewis caught three touchdown passes from Cancade as well as blocking a Capital punt and then recovering it in the end zone for a score as the PHS squad evened its record at 3-3 by scoring 42 points in a row and playing stellar defense after giving up a long touchdown run in the first period. Lewis finished the night with seven receptions for 108 yards.

          Cancade completed 13 of 19 passes for 160 yards with one interception as Eli Bauman caught three passes for 14 yards while Conner Petty had two catches for 29 yards and a touchdown. Bauman was the leading rusher for PHS with 52 yards on nine carries.

          Overall, PHS had 15 first downs and ran for 63 yards on 16 attempts with 15 first downs. Defensively, the Big Red reserves held Capital to two first downs (both on long runs) and 132 yards on 15 carries (116 on two plays). Capital did not complete a pass in five attempts.

          Leading the charge defensively was Brayden Robinson with eight stops while Jacob Moore had five tackles and Petty four. Owen Collins had a fumble recovery.

          Capital jumped out to a 6-0 lead on its second offensive play of the game when quarterback Damian Johnson went around right end 63 yards for a touchdown with 4:02 gone in the contest.

          PHS tried a field goal on its second possession but Conner Gribble never got to try his 32 yarder due to a bad snap which resulted in an interception on the PHS two yard line.

          Capital got out of that hole with a 53 yard run by Johnson but PHS held on downs on its own 40. The Big Red jayvees then drove 60 yards to take the lead for good at 7-6 on a 13-yard pass to Lewis with just 22 seconds left in the half. Gribble kicked the first of his six straight extra points in the game.

          The second half was all Parkersburg as Capital managed zero yards in total offense and no first downs while giving up six scores.

          A heads-up punt return by Cody Gray to the Capital six yard line set up Cancade’s scoring pass to Lewis on the next play and four plays later Lewis broke through to block the punt attempt and then recovered it himself in the end zone.

          A fumble recovery by Collins on a strip by Petty set up the next PHS score, a two yard by Bauman to cap a 23-yard drive.

          A 23 yard pass to Lewis produced the first of two fourth quarter scores for the winners while Petty hauled in an 18 yarder with 3:58 remaining that set up the mercy-rule running clock ending to the game.

Junior Varsity

Capital                          6       0       0       0       -        6

Parkersburg (3-3)       0       7       21     14     -        42

          C – Damian Johnson 63 run (kick failed) 3:58 1st

          P – Zane Lewis 13 pass from Cooper Cancade (Conner Gribble kick):22 2nd

          P – Lewis pass from Cancade (Gribble kick) 4:54 3rd

          P – Lewis recovered blocked punt in end zone (Gribble kick) 3:49 3rd

          P – Eli Bauman 2 run (Gribble kick) 1:28 3rd

          P – Lewis 23 pass from Cancade (Gribble kick) 5:02 4th

          P – Conner Petty 18 pass from Cancade (Gribble kick) 3:58 4th


Freshmen Drop Tough One

          MORGANTOWN – The Parkersburg freshmen dropped a tough 6-0 game to Morgantown here Wednesday night.

          A defensive struggle all game, the Big Red ninth graders gave up a touchdown late in the first quarter and held the home team out of the end zone the rest of the way.

          PHS drove down the field in the fourth quarter but turned the ball over on downs at the Morgantown 20 yard line with two minutes remaining. Again the defense held and forced a punt by the Mohigan frosh but the punt block attempt failed with seven seconds left and the visitors fell to 2-5 on the season.

          The Big Red freshmen host Cabell Midland next Thursday.


Jayvees Lose 13-6 to Huntington

HUNTINGTON - The Parkersburg junior varsity dropped a 13-6 decision to Huntington here Monday evening.

Cooper Cancade ran for the only PHS score in the defensive struggle that saw the Big Red reserves suffer three turnovers and miss three opportunities to score inside the Huntington 15 yard line. Coach Alex Ash praised the PHS defense for its outstanding effort.

Now 2-3, the jayvees return to action Oct. 24 with a 6:30 home game against Capital.


Jones Has Big Game But PHS Frosh Fall

    Ethan Jones had a spectacular game but it wasn't enough Wednesday night as Bridgeport defeated Parkersburg 40-26 on a rain-drenched Stadium Field turf.

     Jones ran for 289 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns while also making seven tackles on defense but PHS came up short against a team it lost to 44-12 a couple of weeks ago.

     After giving up three touchdowns in the second quarter to fall behind 24-12 at the half and then waiting out a 45-minute delay at the intermission, PHS fought back to pull within six points with 3:39 left in the game on a 13-yard pass from Bryan Gregory to Tytan Parsons. That made the score 32-26 after the missed conversion but the ensuing onside kick attempt failed and Bridgeport added an insurance touchdown on a 25 yard breakaway from Landon Gillum, his third of the night.

     The Big Red frosh actually out-gained the Indians for the game, holding an 18-16 edge in first downs, running the ball 38 times for 263 yards compared to Bridgeport's 40 rushes for 283 yards and PHS had 48 passing yards (5 of 14). The visitors tried no passes. Baun ran for 116 yards on 11 carries while Gregory completed 4 of 10 for 39 yards.

     Defensively for PHS, Adam Elder had eight tackles and a fumble recovery while William Hopkins, Chance Shuler and Parsons all had five stops.

     After falling behind 16-0 the Big Reds got on the board on Jones' 65 yard sprint as he made several nice cutback moves to elude tacklers.

     One play PHS got the ball back on a fumble recovery near midfield and three plays later Jones did it again this time from 25 as he stiff-armed and broke tackles to take the ball to the nine from where Parsons found Guy Bradley with a pass in the end zone with 1:36 left in the half.

     Bridgeport got a quick touchdown with just eight seconds left to build a 24-12 lead.

     The Big Reds cut the lead to 24-20 on the first series of the second half, going 63 yards on seven running plays all the yardage by Jones, covering the last 21 on one play.

     But Bridgeport answered to make it 32-20 and PHS came away empty on its next series that used 17 plays but ran out of downs on the Indians' six yard line.

Freshman football

Bridgeport.             0. 24. 8. 8. -  40

Parkersburg (2-4)  0. 12. 8. 6. -  26

B - Landon Gillum 45 run (John Knight run) 9:16 2nd

B - Kasen Baun 8 run (Baun run) 3:46 2nd

P - Ethan Jones 65 run (pass failed) 3:29 2nd

P - Guy Bradley 9 pass from Tytan Parsons (pass failed) 1:36 2nd

B - Gillum 6 run (Baun run) :08 2nd

P - Jones 21 run (Adam Elder pass from Bryan Gregory) 7:28 3rd

B - Baun 12 run (Gillum run) 5:54 3rd

P - Parsons 13 pass from Gregory (run failed) 3:39 4th

B - Gillum 25 run (Knight run) 1:51 4th


Big Red Freshmen Defeat JM 20-12

          MOUNDSVILLE – A stellar defensive effort and the running of Ethan Jones and Sylas Cheuvront combined to carry the Parkersburg freshmen to a 20-12 win over John Marshall here Wednesday evening.       

          Highlight offensively for PHS was a 62 yard touchdown run by Jones who also had a second rushing touchdown to go with a four yard scoring run by Cheuvront as the duo combined for over 200 yards on the ground Adam Elder caught a two-point conversion pass from Bryan Gregory after the long run by Jones.

          Defensively the Big Red 9th graders forced three turnovers and stopped John Marshall four times on fourth down plays. Tytan Parsons had an interception for the winners while Cheuvront had two fumble recoveries. PHS allowed just one touchdown defensively, the other coming on a kickoff return with just 1:15 remaining in the contest.

          The PHS freshmen, now 2-3 on the season, return to action Wednesday, Oct. 12, by hosting Bridgeport in a game which has been moved back to a 6:30 p.m. start. 


Jayvees Drop 41-26 Decision to Hurricane

          Hurricane got four touchdowns from freshman Wyatt Sowards and held on to defeat Parkersburg 41-26 Monday night at Stadium Field in a junior varsity football game.

          Hurricane, which led 14-12 at the half, got three third quarter touchdowns and added one score in the fourth quarter while PHS managed two scores in the second quarter, one in the third and one in the fourth. The Big Reds had two other second half opportunities to score, including a fumble into the end zone on the Hurricane one yard line that the visitors recovered for a touchback.

          Jakel Shelton ran for two PHS touchdowns, scoring from five and 32 yards away, while rushing for over 100 yards in the game. Cooper Cancade and Owen Collins connected for touchdown passes of five and 80 yards in the second and fourth quarters and Cancade also passed to Conner Petty for a two-point conversion.

          The 80 yard scoring pass came with 8:26 left to play; closing the gap to 35-26 and the Big Reds recovered an onside kick but turned the ball over on downs in the red zone.  

          Now 2-2, the PHS jayvees play at South Charleston Oct. 10.

Freshman Fall to Bridgeport

          BRIDGEPORT  - Bridgeport defeated Parkersburg 44-12 here Wednesday evening in a freshman football game.

          Parkersburg got two touchdown passes from Bryan Gregory, one each to Hunter Leavitt and Tytan Parsons. Braxton Kupfner caught five passes for 80 yards for the Little Reds but the team suffered two lost fumbles and an interception.

          Now 1-3 on the year, the PHS freshmen will play again Oct. 5 at John Marshall.

Ramey’s 4 First Half TDs Leads Midland Over PHS JVs, 56-16


Zac Ramey ran for four first half touchdowns to lead Cabell Midland to a 56-16 victory over Parkersburg Monday at Stadium Field in a junior varsity football game.

Ramey scored on runs of 11, 12, 13 and 63 yards while rushing for 135 yards on nine carries to lead a Midland offense that produced 420 yards on the ground in just 39 attempts. The Knights did not complete a pass in three attempts but had 19 first downs. JaydenBranch ran for 113 yards on 12 carries and scored one touchdown for the winners.

Parkersburg got touchdowns from Cody Gray on a 16 yard pass from Cooper Cancade and a one yard run by Ethan Jones to go with a 34 yard field goal by Conner Gribble.

Cancade passed for 180 yards on 13 completions in 29 attempts with Gray catching four passes for 83 yards and Owen Collins catching three for 46 yards. Jones rushed for 42 yards on four attempts and caught a 23 yard pass. PHS had 11 first downs and rushed for 50 yards on 17 attempts.

Defensively, PHS was led by Eli Bauman with nine tackles while Jerome Williams added seven. Conner Petty and Tytan Parsons had six tackles each while Collins had two interceptions and four tackles.

Junior Varsity

Cabell Midland            14     12     22     8       -        56

PHS (2-1)                     0      3      7      6      -        16

CM – Ramey 11 run (run failed)

CM – Ramey 12 run (Pauley run)

CM – Ramey 13 run (run failed)

P – Conner Gribble 34 field goal

CM – Ramey 63 run (pass failed)

CM – Branch 6 run (Ramey pass from Pauley)

CM – Ray 1 run (Bailey run)

P – Cody Gray 16 pass from Cooper Cancade (Gribble kick)

CM – Bailey 39 run (pass failed)

CM – Massey 15 run (Branch run)

P – Ethan Jones 1 run (pass failed)


PHS Freshmen Overcome Adversity
To Beat South 24-18 With Late Heroics

Parkersburg’s freshman football team had to overcome more than its share of adversity to pull off a come-from-behind 24-18 victory over Parkersburg South Wednesday night at Stadium Field.
Losing their starting quarterback on the first play of the game to an injury didn’t deter the Little Reds.
Losing their leading rusher at halftime to an injury after he had gained nearly 100 yards in the first half alone didn’t deter the Little Reds.
Backup Tytan Parsons came on to play virtually the entire game and threw the winning touchdown to Braxton Kupfner with just 21 seconds remaining.
Ethan Jones came on to replace Sylas Cheuvront after Cheuvront had rushed for 95 yards on 16 carries. All Jones did was run for two touchdowns and gain 120 yards on 15 carries in the game.
South scored first and fashioned three leads in the contest, the final coming with 5:05 left to play on a 15 yard pass from Collin Hayes to Derek Sandy that erased a 16-12 PHS lead garnered just two minutes earlier.
Trailing 18-16, PHS put together a gutsy 11-play drive that covered 61 yards.
On the first play of the drive Jones broke off a 13 yard gain but went to sidelines with cramps, giving PHS an even bigger hurdle to overcome. But a fourth down run of nine yards by Parsons kept the drive alive and pass interference flag gave PHS a first down at the 18 yard line. A false start penalty on the Little Reds moved the ball back to the 22 and a one yard run by Parsons put it at the 21 with time running out.
It was then that the back-up signal caller dropped back and found Kupfner at the goal line for a diving reception with just 21 seconds remaining. Parsons then hit Hunter Leavitt for the two-point conversion to give the home team a six point advantage.
South go the ball with 14 seconds left on its own 37 but on the first play, Xavior Alaniz intercepted a tipped pass to secure the first win of the season for Parkersburg.
PHS had 15 first downs and rushed for 236 yards on 44 attempts while Parsons was three of nine passing for 43 yards with Kupfner catching two for 32.
South had 11 first downs while rushing for 70 yards on 13 attempts. Hayes was 11 of 20 passing for 153 yards with two interceptions.
Defensively, Dylan Fuller had the other PHS interception while Adam Elder had 10 unofficial tackles while Craig Deem and Parsons had six each.
South took just four plays to score after a blocked punt went minus one yard and the Mini-Pats took over at the PHS 34. A 16 yard pass from Hayes to Taj Joyce got the six points.
The Little Reds advanced to the South 10 before failing on a fourth down play after a penalty for a false start.
But PHS got the ball back in South territory at the 29 after giving up just one yard in three tries and forcing a punt. Seven plays later Jones ran around left end from eight yards out with Parsons throwing to Craig Deem for the conversion and an 8-6 lead which is the way the first half ended.
South scored on its first possession of the second half on a 37 yard run by Dedrick Riggs to go up 12-8 and appeared ready to increase that lead when the Mini-Pats got inside the PHS 10 only to have Fuller intercept at the three and return 20 yards.
A 55-yard breakaway run by Jones took the ball to the South 15 and an 11-yard completion to Kupfner brought the ball to the four from where Jones went around left end with 7:04 left to play in the game. The conversion pass to Alaniz made it 16-12 in favor of the home team but South was not through as the visitors scored in just five plays to take the lead with 5:05 remaining to set up the late heroics.
P. South (0-1)    6. 0. 6. 6. - 18
PHS (1-2)           0. 8. 0. 16 - 24
S - Taj Joyce 16 pass from Collin Hayes (pass failed) 6:06 1st
P - Ethan Jones 8 run (Craig Deem pass from Tytan Parsons) 3:46 2nd
S - Dedrick Riggs 37 run (run failed) 8:10 3rd
P - Jones 4 run (Xavior Alaniz pass from Parsons) 7:04 4th
S - Derek Sandy 15 pass from Hayes (pass failed)
P - Braxton Kupfner 21 pass from Parsons (Hunter Leavitt pass from Parsons) :21 4th


PHS Jayvees Top South 22-21
Conner Gribble kicked a 33-yard field goal with 4:16 remaining in the game to lift the Parkersburg junior varsity over the Parkersburg South junior varsity by a 22-21 score in a meeting of undefeated teams Monday at Stadium Field.
The kicked capped a game-long comeback effort by PHS which got three touchdown passes from Cooper Cancade, two of them long plays to Conner Petty.
South dominated the first half but managed to hold only a 14-12 margin thanks to touchdown passes of 71 and 63 yards to Petty. The Patriot jayvees got touchdown passes from Collins Hayes to Preston Ceglar and Taj Joyce to offset the long plays by Cancade and Petty.
The visitors held a huge advantage in first half statistics, fashioning a 14-3 margin in first downs and compiling 251 yards in total offense to just 151 for PHS. PHS ran just 12 offensive plays in the entire half while South had 41 plays. Logan Mason ran for 95 yards on 11 carries but did not play in the second half.
South scored in the third period on a 25 yard pass from Hayes to Joyce to go up 21-12 but the PHS defense came up with two second half interceptions by Chris Cox to go with a first half pick by Cyrus Backus and the offense clicked for 107 yards on 27 plays to just 60 yards for South on 23 plays.
The Big Reds put together a 70-yard, 11-play drive to answer South’s only second half score, reaching the end zone on a four yard pass to Cody Gray on the first play of the fourth quarter. Gray had a 27-yard reception on the drive. Gribble’s extra point kick made it 21-19.
With 5:35 left to play Backus had an interception and 13-yard return to the South 50. He then caught a 33-yard pass from Cancade on the very next play to move the ball to the seven yard line. Three plays and penalties both ways left PHS on the 16 yard line facing a fourth down. Gribble, who is also a Big Red soccer player, came on to boot the ball through the uprights with 4:16 on the clock for a one-point PHS lead.
South got a first down on its following possession but a third down sack by Rudy Colombo was followed by an interception by Cox with 2:01 to play.
The Big Reds were forced to punt but South had to start from its own 20 and after a short scramble run by Hayes, PHS held for three straight incompletions to secure its second win in as many outings while handing South its first jayvee loss.
Cancade completed six of 16 passes for 209 yards with Petty catching two for 134, Backus two for 44 and Gray two for 31. Backus had 23 yards rushing on five carries while Sylas Cheuvront had 18 on six carries in the fourth quarter. PHS had 49 yards rushing as a team on 23 attempts with eight first downs.
Hayes completed 12 of 25 passes for South for 140 yards but had three interceptions. He also ran 13 times for 42 yards as the visitors finished with 171 yards on 36 rushing attempts with 17 first downs.
Junior Varsity
Park. South JV           7. 7. 7.   0. -  21
Parkersburg JV 6. 6. 0. 10. -  22
S - Preston Ceglar 11 pass from Collin Hayes (Rigoberto Amezquita kick)
P - Conner Petty 71 pass from Cooper Cancade (pass failed)
S - Taj Joyce 2 pass from Hayes (Amezquita kick)
P - Petty 63 pass from Cancade (pass failed)
S - Joyce 25 pass from Hayes (Amezquita kick)
P - Cody Gray 4 pass from Cancade (Conner Gribble kick)
P - Gribble 33 field goal, 4:16 4th


PHS Jayvees Win 28-8 at St. Albans

ST. ALBANS - Cyrus Backus ran for three touchdowns as PHS defeated St. Albans 28-8 in a junior varsity game here Monday.

Backus scored on runs of nine, eight and 38 yards while collecting 81 yards on just six carries.

Eli Bauman had 121 yards rushing on seven attempts and Preston Riffle ran for a two-point conversion.

Cooper Cancade completed three of seven passes for 47 yards and a 40 yard touchdown pass to Owen Collins. Cancade and Collins also connected on a two-point conversion pass.

The Big Red jayvees play at Riverside Saturday at 10 a.m.


Freshmen Fall To Mohigans
The Parkersburg freshman team could not generate a consistent offense Wednesday night as the Little Reds dropped a 22-0 decision to visiting Morgantown.
Morgantown scored on a 65-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and put together a sustained running drive in the second quarter for a 14-0 halftime lead and then tacked on an insurance score on a short run late in the game.
PHS got a big ground game from Sylas Cheuvront, who ran for 90 yards on 13 carries, but could get no closer than the Morgantown 18 yard line in the game as penalties and fumbles plaqued the home team.
The first possession of the game saw PHS drive from its own 29 to the Mohigan 18 but two incomplete passes and back-to-back penalties saw that scoring chance thwarted.
Three plays later Morgantown scored on a long pass from Martinez Mateo to Matthew Hennige for the only score the visitors would need.
While Cheuvront had a good game running the ball, quarterback Bryan Gregory completed five of 13 passes for 36 yards with Adam Elder catching two for 15.
Defensively, Cole Freeman led the way with nine tackles unofficially while Elder, Tytan Parsons and Craig Deem had six each and Ashton VonVille and Cheuvront added five stops apiece.
The Little Reds will host Parkersburg South on Sept. 21.


Freshmen Fall To Wheeling Park 52-26

WHEELING - The freshmen scored four touchdowns but gave up 52 points in dropping a 52-26 decision at Wheeling Park Wednesday.

Adam Elder caught two touchdown passes from Bryan Gregory, who also ran for a touchdown. Sylas Cheuvront ran for the other touchdown.

The freshmen host Morgantown Wednesday at 7 p.m.



Junior Varsity Ties Riverside, 6-6
Parkersburg and Riverside battled to a 6-6 standoff on a very wet Monday night at Stadium Field.
The visitors scored early on a 43 yard interception return but PHS tied things in the second period. Cole Martin had an interception on the visitor 27. A 26 yard pass from Cooper Cancade to Owen Collins took the ball to the one and Andrew Williamson ran it in two plays later with just 18 seconds left in the half.
PHS had a chance to score in the third quarter thanks to 30 and 20 yard completions to Mason Cyran but fumbled the ball away at the Riverside two yard line.
The Big Red jayvees are now 2-3-1 on the year.
Junior Varsity Football
Riverside JV....... 6. 0. 0. 0. -  6
Parkersburg JV.  0. 6. 0. 0. -  6
R - Jase Cook 43 interception return (run failed).
P - Andrew Williamson 3 run (pass failed).
Next game - PHS (2-3-1) at George Washington Monday, Nov. 1.


St. Marys Defeats JVs 48-12

Ryan Kent scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead St. Marys to a 8-12 win over the PHS Jayvees at Stadium Field.

Cooper Cancade threw two touchdown passes for PHS.

St. Mary's jayvees.  12. 24. 0. 12. -  48
Parkersburg jayvees 6.   0. 6.   0. -  12
SM - Ryan Kent 40 run (pass failed) 8:38 1st
P - Owen Collins 60 pass from Cooper Cancade (pass failed) 4:12 1st
SM - Ashton Boron 27 pass from Kent (run failed) 1:44 1st
SM - Jay Mote 4 run (Kent run) 9:26 2nd
SM - Boron 45 run (Boron run) 3:18 2nd
SM - Kent 10 run (Logan Eddy run) :08 2nd
P - Mason Cyran 11 pass from Cancade (pass failed) 5:55 3rd
SM - Kent 1 run (run failed) 5:18 4th
Sm - Mote 45 interception return (run failed) 4:21 4th
First downs - SM 15, PHS 11
Rushing - SM 41-258, PHS 14-1
Passing Yds - SM 72, PHS 171
PC-PA-Int - SM 4-7-1, PHS 15-35-4
Individual Leaders
Rushing - SM: Boron 13-136. PHS: Cyrus Backus 10-18. Passing - SM: Kent 4-7-1 72. PHS: Cancade 15-35-4 171. Receiving - SM: Boron 3-50. PHS: Cyran 7-40. Collins 3-75, Josh Wallace 2-36.
PHS defense leading tacklers- Jacob Bauman (plus FBR), Collins (plus INT), Backus, Alex Moore.
Next game - PHS (2-3) hosts Riverside Oct. 25


Cancade Accounts For 26 Passing Points
For 38-22 Win Over South Charleston

Cooper Cancade threw three touchdown passes and four two-point conversions Monday night at Stadium field as the Parkersburg jayvees defeated South Charleston 38-22
Conner Petty caught two touchdowns and Josh Wallace one while Cyrus Backus and Eli Lambert each ran for a score for the winners. Andrew Stalnaker caught three conversion passes and Owen Collins had one 2-point reception.
The Big Red jayvees are now 2-2 on the year.

South Charleston JV..... 6 0  8 8 - 22
Parkersburg JV........... 14 8 16 0 - 38
SC - Basti Crowder 40 pass from Jacob Wilson (run failed)
P- Josh Wallace 41 pass from Cooper Cancade (pass failed)
P - Conner Petty 45 pass from Cancade (Andrew Stalnaker pass from Cancade)
P - Cyrus Backus 15 run (Stalnaker pass from Cancade)
P - Petty 48 pass from Cancade (Owen Collins pass from Cancade)
P - Eli Lambert 3 run (Stalnaker pass from Cancade)
SC - Tylik Tinsley 17 run (Roman Kellum pass from Wilson)
SC - Kellum 30 pass from Wilson (Tinsley run)

Midland Hands PHS Jayvees 61-20 Setback

Visiting Cabell Midland returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and added five more scores in the first half en route to a 61-20 win over Parkersburg in a junior varsity football game.

Cooper Cancade threw two touchdown passes to Owen Collins for PHS while Mason Cyran returned a kickoff for a score for the Big Red reserves.

Cabell Midland jv 22 20 13 6 - 61

Parkersburg jv....... 8. 6.. 6. 0 - 20
CM - Zac Ramey 73 kickoff return (pass good)
CM - Logan Hobbs 1 run (run failed)
CM - Ramey pass from Cayden Pauley (pass good)
P - Owen Collins 5 pass from Cooper Cancade (Hayden Wells pass from Cancade)
CM - Pauley 36 run (Caden Bowen pass from Pauley)
CM - Bowen 30 pass from Oakley (run failed)
CM - Bryan Fry 58 fumble recovery (pass failed)
P - Mason Cyran 73 kickoff return (pass failed)
CM - Levi Wiseman 5 run (kick good)
P - Collins 15 pass from Cancade (run failed)
CM - Hobbs 3 run (kick blocked)
CM - Hobbs 24 run (kick failed)

Spring Valley Swamps PHS Jayvees
HUNTINGTON – Spring Valley struck quickly and often to post a 52-6 win over Parkersburg in a junior varsity football game here Monday afternoon.
The home team scored on the first play of the game, a 70 yard run, and added two more touchdowns in the next four plays to take a 20-0 lead and coast to the win.
PHS suffered three interceptions and lost quarterback Cooper Cancade with an injury in the middle of the game although he is expected to return to action for the next game.
The lone touchdown for the visitors was a six yard run by Cyrus Backus.
Parkersburg will travel to Capital on Oct. 13.

Air Cancade, Stalnakers Lifts PHS Jayvees Over Huntington 30-20
Freshman Cooper Cancade threw for four touchdowns, all to the Stalnaker twins , as the Parkersburg jayvees beat Huntington’s junior varsity 30-20 Monday night at Stadium Field.
Cancade completed 22 of 32 passes for 262 yards to lead his team to a season-opening win. Andrew Stalnaker caught three touchdown passes and three two-point conversions while brother Matt caught the other scoring toss. Between them they caught eight passes for 131 yards with Andrew catching six for 88. Owen Collins caught five passes for 84 yards as Cancade spread the aerial bombs among seven receivers. Cyrus Backus led the rushing for the winners with 44 yards on nine carries (all in the second half .
Defensively, PHS came up with five interceptions (two of them by Zane Lewis) while Gabe Martin led the tackles with eight. Josh Wallace, Thomas Flinn and Matt Stalnaker also had interceptions.
PHS got a break as the beginning of the game when Martin recovered a fumble on the kickoff as the Huntington 33 yard line. Four plays later Cancade hit Andrew Stalnaker from the four with just 1:36 gone in the game.
Huntington tied the game with a 30 yard touchdown pass on a fourth-down and 14 to go play but PHS responded quickly with a 34 yard pass play to Matt Stalnaker on the next offensive play and then Cancade hit Matt from nine yards out on a fourth and goal from the nine.
An interception by Wallace gave the home team the ball back one play later and this time it took five plays for Cancade to find Andrew Stalnaker from 21 yards away to make it 24-6 after Matt Stalnaker caught his third two-point conversion of the game.
PHS ran the lead to 30-6 late in the third quarter when Andrew Stalnaker out-leaped a defender and then ran into the end zone to complete a 28 yard play and cap an eight-play 91 yard drive.
Huntington made it interesting by returning the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and added another score midway through the fourth period but PHS was able to control the game with four rushing first downs the rest of the way.

Junior Varsity Football
Aug. 30 at Stadium Field
Huntington         6       0       6       8       -        20
Parkersburg       8       16     6       0       -        30
P – Andrew Stalnaker 4 pass from Cooper Cancade (A. Stalnaker pass from Cancade)
H – Jayvon Goodrich 30 pass from Jaxson Hatfield (pass failed)
P – Matt Stalnaker 9 pass from Cancade (A. Stalnaker pass from Cancade)
P – Andrew Stalnaker 21 pass from Cancade (A. Stalnaker pass from Cancade
P – Andrew Stalnaker 28 pass from Cancade (pass failed)
H – Jaxson Hatfield 95 kickoff return (run failed)
H – Elliott Hughes 48 pass from Hatfield (Goodrich run)
Team Stats
First Downs – Huntington 11, PHS 16.
Rushing – Huntington 23-88, PHS 18-80 (Cyrus Backus 9-44).
Passing – Huntington (Hatfield 8-17-5 134 yards), PHS (Cancade 22-32-2 262 yards).
Receiving – PHS (Andrew Stalnaker 6-88, Matt Stalnaker 2-43, Mason Cyran 6-18, Owen Collins 5-84).
PHS Tackle Leaders – Gabe Martin 8, Thomas Flinn 6 (1 interception), Matt Stalnaker 6 (1 interception), Mason Cyran 6, Zane Lewis 5 (2 interceptions).


Bridgeport Tops PHS Jayvees
Freshman David Parsons had another big passing game but the Parkersburg jayvees dropped a 35-14 decision to Bridgeport Monday night at Stadium field.
Parsons completed 13 of 24 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns but Bridgeport piled up 264 rushing yards to gain the win.
The Indians scored twice in each of the first two quarters and made two big defensive stands to hold off the home team.
While Parsons threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Ice in the first quarter and a 79 yard scoring toss to Carter Reynolds in the third period the Big Reds twice had first and goal opportunities in the game from the seven yard line and could not capitalize.
Logan Hartshorn caught five passes for 20 yards in the game for PHS while Reynolds had three for 96, Ice two for 38 and Casey Stanley two for 34.
Bridgeport...... 14 14 7 0 - 35
Parkersburg...... 6 2 6 0 - 14
B - Hess 41 run (Tomas kick)
B - Lhotsky 26 pass from Tichenor (Thomas kick)
P - Anthony Ice 16 pass from David Parsons (pass failed)
B - Dytzel 30 run (Thomas kick)
P- Safety, Bradley Parker tackle quarterback in end zone
B- Hall 3 run (Thomas kick)
P - Carter Reynolds 79 pass from Parsons (pass failed)
B - Hall 3 run (Thomas kick)
First downs - Bridgeport 13, PHS 13
Rushing - Bridgeport 38-264, PHS 24-42
Passing - Bridgeport 1-3-0 26, PHS 14-25-1 208.

South Wins Wild One Over PHS 44-34

Parkersburg South outlasted Parkersburg 44-34 in a wild and crazy junior varsity football game Oct. 19 at Stadium Field.
South scored the first three touchdowns of the game, which lasted over two and a half hours, while PHS scored the next three only to have South score the next four and PHS the last two for a total of 12 touchdowns in the game.
The teams also combined for 129 offensive plays (78 by South) and 718 total yards. South wound up with 240 yards on the ground and 153 through the air while PHS was limited to 74 yards rushing but Freshman David Parsons came off the bench to throw for four scores and 251 yards by completing 14 of 28 passes.
Robert Shockey had 92 yards rushing and 43 passing for South and scored three times in the second half while Aidyn Cooke took game rushing honors with 107 yards on 22 attempts. Gage Wright had three touchdowns for the winners, two on passes from Turner Garretson and the other when he took the opening kickoff back 91 yards to the end zone. Garretson passed for 110 yards for South.
Logan Hartshorn had 108 yards receiving on four catches and Carter Reynolds came up with two scores while rushing for 77 yards on two carries and catching three passes for 45 yards.
After Wright returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, South got the ball back quickly after forcing a punt and put together a 10-play drive by mixing the run with short passes. Cooke scored from the five with 5:45 left in the first quarter.
The Patriots added another score on the first play of the second quarter when Wright hauled in a 37-yard catch-and-run pass and Ethan Mills ran for the conversion to make it 20-0 and what appeared to be the beginning of a rout.
But PHS answered quickly through the air as Parsons took over at quarterback and had three big completions to Kevin Hancock, Hartshorn and the touchdown toss to Christian West from 12 yards away. The 61-yard drive took just over two minutes.
An interception by Reynolds gave PHS the ball back on their own 38 and six plays later West scored again on a 12 yard reception off a deflection by teammate Hancock. The conversion pass to Anthony Ice made it 20-14 and a short punt gave the home team the ball back on the South 46 just a minute later. After two incompletions, Parsons found Hartshorn on a six yard reception and then hit Reynolds in stride over the middle for the final 35 yards with 2:14 remaining in the half. Stanley caught the two-point conversion and PHS was up 22-20.
But with Garretson and Cooke ripping off two big runs each, South answered with 54 seconds left on a two yard shovel pass to Wright for a 26-22 lead.
The pace slowed in the third quarter but South put together an 81-yard scoring drive that took 13 plays and included two fourth down conversions, the last producing a touchdown from five yards away by Shockey, who took over the signal calling duties in the second half.
Things got hectic again in the fourth quarter as South used the legs of Cooke and Shockey to produce a score on a seven yard run by the quarterback with 8:46 left to play to make the score 38-22 but PHS answered immediately on a 52-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Hartshorn just 17 seconds later.
South fumbled two plays later after a 20-yard run by Shockey but PHS could not capitalize and Stanley had his punt blocked by Shockey with Parker Watson recovering on the one yard line. Shockey then scored on a one yard to make the score 44-28 with 5:56 left in the game.
Again PHS answered in one play as Reynolds caught a backward pass behind the line of scrimmage and took the lateral up the right sidelines for 67 yards to the end zone with 5:23 left to play for what wound up being the final 44-34 margin.

Junior Varsity Football Oct. 19 at Stadium Field
Parkersburg South     20     6       6       12     -        44
Parkersburg                0       22     0       12     -        34
PS – Gage Wright 91 kickoff return (run failed) 9:42 1st
PS – Aidyn Cooke 5 run (run failed) 5:45 1st
PS – Wright 37 pass from Turner Garretson (Ethan Mills run) 9:48 2nd
P - Christian West 12 pass from David Parsons (run failed) 7:34 2nd
P – West 9 pass from Parsons (Anthony Ice pass from Parsons) 4”46 2nd
P – Carter Reynolds 35 pass from Parsons (Casey Stanley pass from Parsons) 2:14 2nd
PS – Wright 2 pass from Garretson (run failed) :54 2nd
PS – Robert Shockey 5 run (pass failed) 2:35 3rd
PS – Shockey 7 run (run failed) 8:46 4th
PS – Shockey 1 run (run failed) 5:56 4th
P – Logan Hartshorn 52 pass from Parsons (pass failed) 8:29 4th
P – Reynolds 67 run (pass failed) 5:23 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – South 19, PHS 13
Rushes-Yardage – South 46-240, PHS 18-74
Passing Yardage – South 153, PHS 251
PA-PC-INT – South 32-16-1, PHS 33-14-0
Total Plays-Yardage – South 78-393, PHS 51-325
Punts-Average – South 3-18.7, PHS 5-34.2 plus one blocked
Penalties – South 5-50, PHS 8-52
Individual Leaders
Rushing – South: Aidyn Cooke 22-107, Robert Shockey 14-92, Turner Garretson 8-62; PHS: Carter Reynolds 2-77, Logan Hartshorn 6-7.
Passing – South: Garretson 12-22-1 110, Shockey 4-10-0 43; PHS: David Parsons 14-28-0 251.
Receiving – South: Gage Wright 6-68, Shockey 4-38; PHS: Hartshorn 4-108, Carter Reynolds 3-45, Kevin Hancock 2-65, Christian West 2-21.


PHS Jayvees Shut Out Hurricane
Parkersburg’s junior varsity won their first game of the season by pitching a defensive shutout against visiting Hurricane en route to a 28-0 triumph.
Logan Hartshorn ran for two touchdowns from his quarterback slot while David Parsons threw a 6 yard touchdown pass to Kevin Hancock and Carter Reynolds returned a punt 43 yards for another score.
Junior Varsity Football Oct. 5 at Stadium Field
Hurricane  0    0       0       0  -     0
Parkersburg (1-2) 0   6   16   6-  28
P – Kevin Hancock 6 pass from Davis Parsons (ep failed)
P – Logan Hartshorn 12 run (Brian West pass from Hartshorn)
P – Carter Reynolds 43 punt return (Anthony Ice from Hartshorn)
P – Hartshorn 5 run (ep failed)


Jayvees Fall At Huntington, 33-14
HUNTINGTON – A heavy rain cut down the effectiveness of Parkersburg’s passing attack and the result was a 33-14 loss to Huntington here Monday night in a junior varsity football game.
David Parsons ran for one touchdown while Quayvon Cyrus went 65 yards on a sweep for the other score while J.T. Corbin accounted for the other two points on a safety.


Parsons’ 4 TD Passes Lifts PHS
Over John Marshall Frosh, 32-26

MOUNDSVILLE - David Parsons passed for over 250 yards, four touchdowns and four two-point conversions to lead Parkersburg to a 32-26 victory over host John Marshall Wednesday in a freshman football game.
Parsons threw scoring passes to Anthony Ice and Matthew Stalnaker in the first half and then found Owen Collins and Andrew Stalnaker (Matthew’s twin) with TD tosses in the second half. He completed passes on all four two-point conversion attempts to raise the PHS frosh record to 2-1.
Coach Dirk Leftwich also praised Mason Cyran, Gunner McNemar and the offensive line for their play in the victory while Gabriel Martin was a standout on defense.


Marietta Jayvees Win 18-14
Parkersburg rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit to take a 14-6 lead going into the fourth quarter but Marietta scored twice in the final period to post an 18-14 junior varsity football win Monday night at Stadium Field.
Logan Hartshorn scored twice in the third period on runs of 30 and 25 yards while rushing for 114 yards and passing for 143 more for the home team.
But Marietta pulled the game out after getting great field position with 4:33 remaining thanks to a fumbled snap in a punting situation that gave the Tigers the ball on the PHS 15 yard line. Gerber scored two plays later.
The Big Reds got the ball back with 33 seconds left on a fumble recovery by Chris Salyers at the Marietta 42 but ran out of time on an overthrown pass from the 13 yard line.
Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 21 at Stadium Field
Marietta 6 0 0 12 - 18
Parkersburg 0 0 14 0 - 14
M – Chad Lamp 1 run (run failed) :04 1st
P – Logan Hartshorn 30 run (Hartshorn run) 5:47 3rd
P – Hartshorn 25 run (pass failed) 2:04 3rd
M – Lamp 17 run (run failed) 9:50 4th
M – Tyler Gerber 15 run (run failed) 3:53 4th
First Downs – Marietta 16, PHS 12. Rushing – Marietta 44-162; PHS 27-134 (Logan Hartshorn 18-124). Passing – Marietta (Tyler Gerber) 7-12-0 for 84 yards; PHS (Logan Hartshorn) 6-21-1 for 143 yards.


Parsons Leads PHS To Comeback Win Over Bridgeport

After spotting visiting Bridgeport a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, the PHS freshmen came roaring back behind the arm and legs of David Parsons to defeat the Indians 26-14 Monday night at Stadium Field.

Parsons threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Big Red 9th graders to their first victory. Parsons completed 13 of 23 passes for 237 yards and ran nine times for 68 yards. Casey Stanley caught two touchdowns among his four receptions while Anthony Ice had one TD catch and a two-point conversion.

Freshman Football
(Sept. 16 at Stadium Field)
Bridgeport                   7       7       0       0       -        14
Parkersburg.........        0       14     6       6       -        26
B – Zach Rohrig 2 run (Rohrig kick) 7:55 1st
B – Aiden Sparks 1 run (Rohrig kick) 9:17 2nd
P – CaseyStanley 7 pass from David Parsons (run failed)  4:21 2nd
P – Stanley 48 pass from Parsons (Anthony Ice pass from Parsons) 1:17 2nd)
P – Ice 5 pass from Parsons (pass failed) 1:50 3rd)
P – Parsons 31 run (pass failed) 5:54 4th
First Downs – Bridgeport 12, PHS 13
Rushing – Bridgeport 42-204, PHS 21-86
Passing Yards – Bridgeport 0, PHS 237
PC-PC-INT – Bridgeport 0-1-0, PHS 13-23-0
Individual Leaders – Rushing: Bridgeport Zach Rohrig 23-134; PHS: David Parsons 9-68. Passing: PHS: Parsons 13 of 23 for 237 yards. Receiving: PHS: Casey Stanley 4-92, Andrew Stalnaker 2-62, Mason Cyron 4-43, Owen Collins 1-6, Anthony Ice 2-34.
Next Game – Sept. 23 PHS at John Marshall


Hartshorn Shines But JV/Frosh Fall 20-28

Logan Hartshorn had a hand in three touchdowns by three different means but it wasn’t enough as Parkersburg South knocked off Parkersburg 28-20 Wednesday evening at Erickson All-Sports Field in a freshman/junior varsity game.
Hartshorn threw for one touchdown, then ran for another from 35 yards away and topped the evening off by catching a 10 yard scoring toss. He also completed a two-point conversion pass to JT Corbin.
Corbin scored the first Little Red touchdown but the team trailed 12-6 at the half.
South got three touchdown runs from quarterback Robert Shockey, who also completed extra point passes to Tristan Walker and Preston Ceglar. Javion Gay had the other South score.



Hall’s 2 TDs Lift PHS Over South JVs
Kyle Hall ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lead Parkersburg to an 18-7 junior varsity football over Parkersburg South Monday evening at Stadium Field.
Hall went 63 yards around the left side to the end zone on the first offensive play of the game to get PHS off to a quick start but it took a defensive effort that came up with three interceptions and a fumble recovery to lock down its third win of the season.
After forcing a punt on South’s first possession, PHS fumbled the ball away on its own 20 yard line and seven plays later Trent Parsons scored from the one and the successful extra point put the visitors up 7-6 with 3:50 left in the first quarter. The scoring drive was aided by a fourth down pass interference penalty that produced a first-and-goal on the eight.
PHS took the lead for good with 8:31 left in the half when quarterback Kevin Hancock went 38 yards up the middle for the touchdown. An interception by Bryant Walker gave PHS the ball back late in the quarter and the home team drove 80 yards on eight running plays to score on Hall’s five-yard carry with 45 seconds on the clock. A 32-yard run by Hall was the big play on that drive.
The second half saw Hancock come up with a fumble recovery while Judd Smith and Jadon Scott followed suit with interceptions. South was a perfect 4-for-4 on fourth down conversions in the second half but still could not score, getting no closer than the PHS 18 yard line.
Junior Varsity Football
Parkersburg South               7       0       0       0 -  7
Parkersburg  (3-4-1)            6       12     0       0 - 18
P – Kyle Hall 63 run (run failed) 9:45 1st
PS – Trent Parsons 1 run (kick good) 3:50 1st
P – Kevin Hancock 38 run (run failed) 8:31 2nd
P – Hall 5 run (pass failed) 00:45 2nd
First Downs – South 9; PHS 10
Rushing – South 25-39; PHS 31-235
Passing – South 137; PHS 28
PA-PC-INT – South 22-38-3; PHS 4-8-0
Fumbles-Lost – South 2-2; PHS 1-1
Punts – South 2-42.0; PHS 3-18.3
Penalties – South 3-25; PHS 7-65
Individual Leaders – Passing: Trent Parsons (S) 19-34-3 111; Rushing: Kyle Hall (P) 14-137, Kevin Hancock (P) 10-85; Receiving: Cyrus Traugh (PS) 5-20.

Goal-Line Stand Enables JVs to Beat Marietta 16-12
An incredible goal-line stand in the middle of the fourth quarter enabled the Parkersburg junior varsity to hold on to defeat host Marietta 16-12 Saturday morning at Don Drumm Stadium.

Trailing 16-12 to start the fourth quarter, the host Tigers connected on four straight passes, three of them from Weston Davis to Bryson Chavez, to take the ball to the PHS four yard line for a first-and-goal situation. Marietta gained three yards on the first play but on the next play Dylan Stone broke through to hold the ball carrier for no gain. Then Jeffrey Jones followed suit and on fourth down from the one, Bryant Walker and Alex Deem stopped the runner short of the goal line .

PHS proceeded to run off nine plays to advance into Marietta territory. Austin Fleming and Kevin Hancock had big runs on the drive. The Big Reds had to punt to the Marietta 22 but two plays later Stone came up with the interception to end the game.

Marietta scored first on a 39 yard pass from Davis to Chavez but the extra point kick was blocked.

PHS went ahead on a one yard sneak by Kevin Hancock, who also ran for the two-point conversion that would prove crucial. Hancock had an 18 yard run on the drive and found Walker for a 16 yard completion.

Aided by a penalty, Marietta retook the lead on a one-yard run by Chad Lamp with 7:41 left in the second quarter but again the extra kick failed.

On the second play of the second half, Hancock broke off a 67 yard touchdown run to give PHS the lead and then tacked on the two-point conversion for the four-point margin.

The fourth quarter saw Marietta put together its best drive of the game only to end in frustration at the one yard line thanks to great penetration by the visitor's defense.

Hancock finished with 112 yards rushing on 11 attempts while completing five of eight passes for 57 yards with two interceptions. Fleming ran the ball six times in the final series and gained 29 yards.

Sept. 28 at Don Drum Stadium, Marietta
Parkersburg JV (2-2-1)  8 0 8 0-16
Marietta JV                       6 6 0 0-12
M – Bryson Chavez 39 pass from Weston Davis (kick blocked)
P – Kevin Hancock 1 run (Hancock run)
M – Chad Lamp 1 run (kick failed)
P – Hancock 67 run (Hancock run)

PHS Jayvees Finish Strong;
Beat Cabell Midland, 16-13

Kevin Hancock ran for one touchdown and threw for another while Jaden Scott had a 30-yard third quarter punt return to set up the winning touchdown as Parkersburg defeated Cabell Midland 16-13 in a junior varsity football game Monday night at Stadium Field.
Scott sparked a defense led by Zach Howard, Jordan Martin and Matt McClanahan that shut down the Midland offense after a shaky first quarter.
Midland scored twice in the first eight minutes of the game, first on a 38 yard run by Ben Bragg and the second, also by Bragg, coming after a fumble recovery at midfield.
But after the second touchdown by the visitors the PHS defense allowed just 13 total yards and came up with two fumbles and an interception by Scott.
A 64-yard touchdown drive, featuring a 34 yard completion from Hancock to Bryant Walker, got PHS on the board with 2:25 left in the first half on a 10 yard pass to Brady Howerton. Howerton then ran for the two-point conversion to make it 13-8.
A 30-yard punt return by Scott to the Midland 10 yard line set up a one yard sneak by Hancock to put the Big Reds on top 14-13 and Hancock then passed to Christian West for the conversion.
Hancock completed 11 of 22 passes for 85 yards and two interceptions for the winners, now 1-1 on the season, with Scott catching four passes for 19 yards while West, Howerton and Walker caught two passes each.
Midland finished with seven first downs, 143 yards rushing (just four in the second half) and no pass completions in five attempts.
Junior Varsity Football
Cabell Midland             13      0        0        0        -        13
Parkersburg (1-1)        0        8        8        0        -        16
CM – Ben Bragg 38 run (kick failed)
CM – Bragg 8 run (Mason Moran kick)
P – Brady Howerton 10 pass from Kevin Hancock (Howerton run)

P – Hancock 1 run (Christian West pass from Hancock) 4:37 3rd


2019 Freshmen

PHS 9th Beats South Again
Parkersburg defeated Parkersburg South 44-0 in a freshman football game Wednesday night at Stadium Field.
Dylan Stone scored on a long touchdown run for the Big Red 9th graders and also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Austin Fleming gave PHS a second defensive touchdown with an interception return for six points while Logan Hartshorn threw a pair of touchdown passes.
The victory upped the PHS record to 3-1 going into the Oct. 10 game at Cabell Midland.


Stone Leads Frosh Over John Marshall, 14-12
Dylan Stone ran for one touchdown and passed to Carter Reynolds for another as the PHS junior varsity opened its season Wednesday at Stadium Field.
Stone also ran for what proved to be the winning two-point conversion after the second touchdown. The PHS defense turned in a shutout performance in the second half.
Freshmen: PHS 14, JM 12
John Marshall (0-1)   6 6 0 0 - 12
PHS (1-0)                   14 0 0 0-  14
JM – Bryce Cook fumble recovery (EP failed)
P – Dylan Stone 19 run (EP failed)
P – Carter Reynolds 40 pass from Stone (Stone run)
JM – Ashton Collet 6 run (EP failed)


2018 Junior Varsity

Jayvees Close Year With 26-0 Shutout
The defense pitched its first shutout of the season including a pick-six touchdown return by Xander Snodgrass as the PHS junior varsity beat visiting Huntington’s jayvees 26-0 Monday night at Stadium Field.
Finishing their season with a winning record at 5-4-1, the Big Red jayvees got touchdown passes from Bryson Singer to Jordan Martin and Michael Owen to Bryant Walker in addition to the interception return by Snodgrass. Singer, a freshman, also scored on a 30-yard run.
“Good season,” said coach Murray Mace. “An awesome opportunity to coach a bunch of great kids.”
Huntington JV                     0       0       0       0       -      0
Parkersburg JV (5-4-1)      0       6       8      12       -     26
P – Jordan Martin 30 pass from Bryson Singer (EP failed)
P – Bryant Walker 15 pass from Michael Owen (Walker pass from Owen)
P – Xander Snodgrass 25 interception return (EP failed)
P – Singer 30 run (EP failed)


Jayvees Beat South

Michael Owen and Teddy Turner hooked up on a 10-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter to lift Parkersburg to a 14-9 come from behind junior varsity football win over Parkersburg South Monday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility.
The PHS jayvees took just three plays to score to begin the game as Owen ran for 15 yards then tossed a shovel pass to Bryant Walker, who ran for 32 yards before Owen found Kyle Moore in the right flat for a 17 yard scoring play that gave the Big Reds the lead just 47 seconds into the contest.
But after that the defenses took over and South took the lead with 5:58 left in the first half on a seven yard run by Trey Robinson on a play that was set up by a 30 yard run from Robinson. He also ran for the two-point conversion that gave South a lead they held until the fourth quarter.
The Big Reds took over late in the third quarter on their 16 yard line and drove the length of the field thanks in large part to a 45 yard pass to Moore. Owen, who passed for 202 yards (15 of 26 passes), then found Turner on a slant for the go-ahead score with 8:51 left to play.
Turner finished the game with six catches for 72 yards while Moore caught three for 70. For South, quarterback Brent Parkhurst ran for 129 yards on 19 carries.
PHS is now 4-4-1 on the year and will close its season at home on Oct. 29 against Huntington.

Junior Varsity Football
Parkersburg (4-4-1)  6   0  0  8- 14
Park. South                0   8   0  0-   8
P – Kyle Moore 17 pass from Michael Owen (run failed) 9:13 1st
S – Trey Robinson 7 run (Robinson run) 5:58 2nd
P – Teddy Turner 10 pass from Owen (Owen run) 8:41 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – PHS 15, South 9
Rushing – PHS 32-73, South 37-208
Passing Yards – PHS 202, South 41
PC-PA-INT – PHS 15-26-0, South 4-13-0
Fumbles – PHS 1-1, South 3-3
Penalties – PHS 4-32, South 6-50
Punts – PHS 3-27.3, South 1-30
Individual Statistics
Rushing – PHS: Michael Owen 12-19, Kyle Moore 1-2, Brady Howerton 7-30, Carter King 5-16, Cam Rutherford 1-1; South: Brent Parkhurst 19-129, Brayden Jones 4-(-2), Trey Robinson 13-85, James Riggs 1-(-2).
Passing – PHS: Owen 15 of 26 for 202 yards; South: Parkhurst 4 of 13 for 41 yards.
Receiving – PHS: Teddy Turner 6-72, Bryant Walker 3-43, Moore 3-70, King 1-13, Howerton 2-4.

Big Red Jayvees Fall To Hurricane 36-12
Aaron Kupfner had a 97 yard touchdown run but it wasn’t enough as a turnover-plaque Parkersburg junior varsity dropped a 36-12 decision to Hurricane Monday night at Stadium Field.
Kupfner had his coast-to-coast run in the first quarter and Michael Owen added an 11-yard TD run in the second period but Hurricane scored in every quarter to post the win and drop the PHS jayvees to 3-4-1 on the year heading into their next game on Oct. 22.
Junior varsity football
Hurricane                    14      8        8        6        -        36
Parkersburg (3-4-1)      6        6        0        0        -        12
H – Brogan Brown 14 run (run failed)
P – Aaron Kupfner 97 run (run failed)
H - Chase Hager 8 pass from Ismael Borrero (Borrero run)
P – Michael Owen 11 run (run failed)
H – Isiah Williams 1 run (Brown run)
H – Cord Midkiff 6 pass from Borrero (Borrero run)
H – Brown 4 run (run failed)
Next game – at Park. South Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Jayvees Fall to GW 40-26
CHARLESTON - Parkersburg's junior varsity dropped a 40-26 decision to George Washington here Monday at the GW field.
Four different players scored for PHS, two on passes from Michael Owen but the Big Reds' rally was too little and too late.
Freshman Bryson Singer ran for a score in the first quarter but the visitors trailed 20-6 at the half.
In the fourth quarter PHS tallied three touchdowns as Owen threw a touchdown to Carter King and another to Bryant Walker with Singer throwing another to Jadon Scott and then a two-point conversion pass to Jordan Martin.
Carter Mills had a fumble recovery for the Big Reds, whose record evened at 3-3-1 going into next Monday's home game with Hurricane.

PHS Jayvees Tie Wheeling Park, 28-28
WHEELING – Parkersburg rallied from a 22-6 halftime deficit to take the lead 28-22 with two minutes remaining only to fumble the ball away and allow homestanding Wheeling Park to score and tie the game with just five seconds remaining in a junior varsity football game here Monday night.
The Big Reds only first half score came on a 30 yard pass from freshman Bryson Singer to Carter King but the visitors scored twice in the third period on touchdown runs by Singer and Xadrian Snodgrass to pull within two points as 22-20.
A 20-yard scoring run by Singer with two minutes remaining gave PHS the lead and the two-point conversion toss to Carter King made it a six-point advantage.
PHS held on defense, got the ball back but fumbled and Wheeling Park drove 60 yards in 40 seconds to score on a fourth and goal pass to tie the game. The extra point attempt was smother by the Big Red defense and the game ended in a draw, giving PHS a 3-2-1 record going into Monday’s game at George Washington.
Junior Varsity
Parkersburg (3-2-1)      0        6        14      8        -        28
Wheeling Park              6        16      0        6        -        28
Parkersburg Scoring
Carter King 30 pass from Bryson Singer (pass failed)
Singer 1 run (ep failed)
Xadrian Snodgrass  7 run (King pass from Singer)
Singer 20 run (King pass from Singer) 2:00 4th


Turnovers Costly as PHS Jayvees Fall To Ripley 24-6
RIPLEY – Six turnovers, including two which resulted in touchdowns, proved very costly for Parkersburg in a very wet junior varsity football game with Ripley here Monday night as the home team notched a 24-6 triumph.
The Big Red jayvees lost five fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdowns, and also suffered a pick-six interception as they saw their record dip to 3-2 on the year.
Ripley led 6-0 after one quarter thanks to a Big Red fumble deep in their own territory. PHS rallied to tied the game at 6-6 on a seven yard touchdown run by Xadrian Snodgrass with the extra point attempt being no good.
Ripley scored on an interception return to make it 12-6 at the half  and then added single scores in each of the third and fourth quarters.
PHS travels to Wheeling Island Stadium on Monday for a 6 p.m. game against the Wheeling Park junior varsity.

Goal Line Stand Helps Jayvees Top Capital
CHARLESTON – Sparked by a goal line stand in the second half, Parkersburg held on to post a 20-6 junior varsity football victory over Capital here Monday night at a rainy Laidley Field.
Aaron Kupfner, Jacob Modesitt and Michael Owen all scored touchdowns on the ground for the Big Reds while Shane Suttles and Luke Read keyed the goal line stand that thwarted Capital’s comeback attempt.
Now 3-1, PHS plays at Ripley on Monday.
Junior Varsity Football
Parkersburg (3-1)        8       6       6       0       -        20
Capital                         6       0       0       0       -        6
P – Aaron Kupfner 5 run (Michael Owen pass from Kupfner)
C – 30 run (ep fail)
P – Jacob Modesitt 10 run (pass failed)
P – Owen 30 run (run failed)
Next Game – Sept. 24 at Ripley

Big Red Jayvees Beat Beckley 42-20
Michael Owen ran for two touchdowns and passed for 218 yards and two more scores in a 42-20 junior varsity football victory over visiting Beckley Monday night at Stadium Field but it was Ian Armstrong of the Flying Eagles that stole the show with 27 seconds left to play.
While Owen and his Big Red teammates spotted the Eagles an early touchdown but came roaring back to post their second win of the season the highlight of the game had to be when Beckley’s Armstrong, a special needs student, ran 60 yards for a touchdown against a PHS defense that couldn’t seem to find a “way” to tackle the determined gridder. He also ran for the two-point conversion to the delight of both teams and fans.
Owen found Bryant Walker on a 33-yard pass play to tie the game at 6-all early in the second quarter and then tossed a bomb behind the Beckley secondary to Luke Read for an 81-yard touchdown that put PHS up for good.
A blocked punt led to the third touchdown, a four-yard run by Aaron Kupfner and the fourth quarter saw Owen score from the one after hitting Walker with a 20-yard completion. Beckley fumbled on its next play and Owen scored again, this time on a 12-yard run. He passed to Kyle Moore for the conversion. Although Owen had another TD run called back when he was “assisted” across the goal line by being pushed from behind, Carter Mills followed by intercepting his second pass of the game and taking it 22 yards into the end zone.
With less than a minute to play PHS called time to tell its defense of the “special” play being run by Beckley for its young player and Armstrong did his part by running for a touchdown amid cheers from both sidelines.
Junior Varsity Football
Beckley Woodrow Wilson      6        0        6        8        -        20
Parkersburg                           0       12       8        22      -        42
B – Mykel McDowell 6 run (run failed) :42 1st
P – Bryant Walker 33 pass from Michael Owen (pass failed) 7:40 2nd
P – Luke Read 81 pass from Owen (pass failed) :26 2nd
P – Aaron Kupfner 4 run (Kupfner run) 6:53 3rd
B – Maddex McMillen 2 run (run failed) :57 3rd
P – Owen 1 run (Walker pass from Owen) 9:24 4th
P – Owen 12 run (Kyle Moore pass from Owen) 7:14 4th
P – Carter Mills 22 inerception return (run failed) :59 4th
B – Ian Armstrong 60 run (Armstrong run) :27 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Beckley 8, PHS 12
Rushing – Beckley 30-94, PHS 29-133
Passing – Beckley 4-13-3 59, PHS 15-19-0 243
Penalties – Beckley 11-84, PHS 10-59
Punts – Beckley 3-31.3 (one blk), PHS 1-26
Fumbles – Beckley 1-1,PHS 2-2
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Beckley: Maddex McMillen 13-62. PHS: Jacob Modesitt 14-67, Michael Owen 9-49.
Passing – Beckley: McMillen 4-143-3 59. PHS: Owen 8-10-0 218, Aaron Kupfner 7-9-0 25.
Receiving – Beckley: Hezekyiah Creasy 3-29. PHS: Teddy Turner 3-19, Luke Read 2-83, Bryant Walker 2-47, Kyle Moore 2-32, Modesitt 2-13, Kupfner 1-12.
Defense – PHS: Carter Mills 2 interceptions, Keenan Curry 1 interception, Owen fumble recovery, Shane Suttles 5 tackles, 2 sacks, Jake Barnette 7 tackles, Devin Elder 7 tackles.

PHS Jayvees Lose, 14-12
MILTON – Parkersburg dropped a hard-fought 14-12 decision to Cabell Midland here Monday evening in a junior varsity football game at Milton Middle School.
Michael Owen threw two touchdown passes to Carter Mills but failed to convert the extra points and saw their even at 1-1 on the season.
Junior Varsity Football
Parkersburg JV            0        6        0        6        -        12
Cabell Midland JV       0        7        7        0        -        14
CM – 15 run (conversion good)
P – Carter Mills 55 pas from Michael Owen (pass failed)
CM – 30 run (conversion good)
P – Mills 30 pass from Owen (run failed)
Next game – PHS hosts Beckley Sept. 10

PHS Jayvees Top Morgantown 28-6
VIENNA – Led by a defense which allowed just eight total yards and two first downs, Parkersburg defeated Morgantown 28-6 in a junior varsity football game Monday evening at Jackson Middle School.
With Casey Mahoney, Shane Suttles and Keenan Curry anchoring the prevent unit, the Big Reds gave up just one big play, a 53-yard touchdown run, but came up with four turnovers and 11 plays for lost yardage.  Curry returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown while Mahoney caused a fumble and recovered a fumble.
Offensively, PHS had 98 yards rushing with Michael Owen leading the way with 56 yards and a touchdown. In the passing department, Kyle Moore caught four passes for 61 yards and two scores while Owen and Aaron Kupfner shared the quarterback duties. Owen completed 6 of 12 for 50 yards and a touchdown while Kupfner was 7 of 10 for 48 yards and a score. Owen also caught two passes for 27 yards. Brady Howerton contributed 23 yards rushing and caught four passes for 22 yards.
PHS took a 14-6 lead in the first quarter on scoring passes to Moore from different quarterbacks and then added another six-pointer in the second period on Curry’s Pick-6. A fumble recovery by Mahoney on the Morgantown one yard line enabled Owen to tack on an insurance score with 2:22 left in the contest.
Junior Varsity Football
Morgantown (0-1)      6       0       0       0       -        6
Parkersburg (1-0)       14     8       0       6       -        28
P – Kyle Moore 25 pass from Michael Owen (pass failed)
M – Kirk Black 53 run (run failed)
P – Moore 20 pass from Aaron Kupfner (Kupfner run)
P – Keenan Curry 35 interception return (Owen run)
P – Owen 1 run (pass failed)
First Downs – Morgantown 2, PHS 11
Rushing – Morgantown 26-1, PHS 24-98 (Owen 7-56)
Passing – Morgantown 2-6-2 7, PHS 15-23-0 141 (Owen 6-12-0 50, Kupfner 7-10-0 48). Receiving – PHS (Moore 4-61, Brady Howerton 4-22, Owen 2-27)
Fumbles-Lost – Morgantown 4-2, PHS 3-3
Defense – PHS (Casey Mahoney 5 tackles, 1 cause fumble, one fumble recovery; Shane Suttles 6 tackles, one fumble recovery; Michael Owen 5 tackles; Devan Boyles 5 tackles; Jake Barnette 5 tackles; Keenan Curry 2 interceptions)
Next Game – PHS at Capital Sept. 3


2018 Freshmen

Freshmen Fall To Wheeling Park
WHEELING – Julian Martin and Carter King scored three touchdowns each and Bryson Singer threw for three scores as the Parkersburg freshmen dropped a wild 50-42 decision to Wheeling Park here Thursday night.
Both Martin and King had kickoff returns for touchdowns while Martin had a fumble recovery in the end zone and caught a 40 yard pass from Singer. King scored on 30 and 20 yard receptions from Singer as the PHS frosh ended their season with a 2-2-1 record.
9th Grade Football
Parkersburg        12      22      0        8        -        42
Wheeling Park    21      13      8        8        -        50
P – Julian Martin 70 kickoff return (pass failed)
P – Carter King 30 pass from Bryson Singer (pass failed)
P – King 70 kickoff return (Singer run)
P – Julian Martin fumble recovery (Cory Casto pass from Singer)
P – King 20 pass from Singer (pass failed)
P – Julian Martin 40 pass from Singer (Julian Martin pass from Singer)

PHS Frosh Roll Over Marietta 58-0
MARIETTA, Ohio – Parkersburg’s freshman football team scored often here Thursday evening en route to a 58-0 victory over Mariettta.
Bryson Singer had three touchown runs including an interception and also threw for three scores – to Julian Martin, Jordan Martin and Zadrian Snodgrass. Carter King also had two touchdowns for the Big Reds, who improved their record to 2-1-1.
9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (2-1-1)     22     16     8       12     -        58
Marietta                        0       0       0       0       -        0      
P – Julian Martin 65 pass from Bryson Singer (Singer run)
P – Singer 70 run (no good)
P – Jordan Martin 65 pass from Singer (Jaden Scott run)
P – Carter King 73 punt return (Corey Casto run)
P – King 70 pass from Kevin Hancock (Casto run)
P – Singer 15 run (Snodgrass run)
4th – Xadrian Snodgrass 70 pass from Singer (no good)
P – Singer 60 interception return (no good)


Bridgeport Tops PHS Frosh 34-18
Playing their first game without quarterback Bryson Singer, the Parkersburg freshmen lost a hard-fought 34-18 decision to visiting Bridgeport Wednesday night at Stadium Field.
Singer, who ran for six touchdowns and threw for two more in the first two games, is out with a fractured elbow but replacement Kevin Hancock did an admirable job with around 150 yards passing including a 40-yard touchdown to Julian Martin in the first quarter that tied the score at 6-all.
The Big Red frosh, who tied Bridgeport 22-22 last week, went up 12-6 in the middle of the second quarter after putting together a 15-play, 85-yard drive highlighted by a 19 yard pass to Julian’s twin brother Jordan Martin.
But Bridgeport rallied to go up 14-12 on a 50-yard drive, all on the ground, with :10 left in the first half. The Indians, who had only 18 players in uniform, then got an interception from Cameron Cole and return to the PHS 20 yard line. Three plays later Cole passed to Christopher Harbert for 12 yards and the go-ahead score on a two-point conversion run with just three seconds left before intermission.
The third quarter saw PHS threaten by driving to at first-and-goal at the 10 thanks to a 31yard reception by Julian Martin. But on fourth down from the three, Hancock threw incomplete in the end zone and Brideport took over at the three yard line. The visitors then drove 97 yards to score on a 42-yard pass to a wide open Bladen Roush to make it 28-12 with 8:40 left in the game.
PHS scored with 4:12 remaining on a five yard run by Cory Casto but Bridgeport answered with a victory-clinching 11 yard TD run by Cole that was set up by a 34 yard run by Gabe Ross.
Leading the way defensively for PHS was Zach Howard with help from Kyle Hall, Jakob Eastham, Aydan Edwards and Levi Farnsworth. Offensively, Julian Martin had 88 yards receiving and brother Jordan contributed 45.
9th Grade Football
Bridgeport                     6        16      0        12      -        34
Parkersburg (1-1-1)      6        6        0        6        -        18     
B – Derek Starkey 2 run (run failed) 8:41 1st
P – Julian Martin 40 pass from Kevin Hancock (run failed) 6:00 1st
P – Xadrian Snodgrass 2 run (run failed) 6:45 2nd
B – Ian Teal 4 run (Conner Buffington pass from Cameron Cole) 1:10 2nd
B – Christopher Harbert 12 pass from Cole (Starkey run) :03 2nd
B – Bladen Roush 42 pass from Cole (run failed) 8:40 4th
P – Cary Casto 5 run (run failed) 4:12 4th
B – Cole 11 run (run failed) :37 4th

PHS Frosh Tie Bridgeport 22-22
BRIDGEPORT – Parkersburg rallied from a 22-8 halftime deficit to tie the game at 22-all with four minutes remaining but had to settle for that score here Thursday in a freshman football game.
Bryson Singer scored on a 15-yard run late in the fourth quarter but misfired on a pass attempt for the go-ahead two-point conversion to leave the score at 22-22. The Big Reds got the ball back and drove to a first and goal but fumbled the ball away on second down and had to settle for the deadlock.
Bridgeport, which comes to Parkersburg Sept. 12 for a rematch, jumped out to an early lead but PHS got back in the game when Xadrian Snodgrass scored on an eight-yard run in the second quarter and Singer threw to Carter King for the two-point conversion.
After making some halftime defensive adjustments, PHS shut out the Indians in the second half and closed to within a touchdown when Snodgrass scored again on a 10-yard run and Singer ran for the two-point conversion to make it 22-16. The tying touchdown came with four minutes remaining.


Freshman Roll Over JM, 58-6
MOUNDSVILLE – Bryson Singer had a hand in seven touchdowns to lead the Parkersburg freshman to a 58-6 season-opening win at John Marshall here Wednesday night.
Singer ran for five scores and passed to Jadon Scott and Julian Martin for two more while David Hamilton and Corey Casto also reached the end zone for the Big Red 9th graders.
Defensively, Zach Howard forced two fumbles while Kevin Hancock and Brian Blair each had an interception.
9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (1-0)   12   18   20   8  -    58
John Marshall (0-1) 0    6     0    0 -      6
P – Bryson Singer 5 run (EP fail)
P – David Hamilton 10 run (EP fail)
P – Singer 35 run (EP fail))
JM – 35 run (EP fail)
P – Singer 25 run (EP fail)
P – Julian Martin 40 pass from Singer (EP fail)
P – Singer 22 run (Scott run)
P – Jadon Scott 45 pass from Singer (EP fail)
P – Singer 10 run (EP fail)
P – Corey Casto 30 run (Zach Walker run)
Next Game – at Bridgeport Sept. 6


2017 Junior Varsity/Freshmen

Jayvees Tie Riverside
Belle – After battling through two overtimes, the PHS jayvees had to settle for a 30-30 tie here Monday night.

In the second quarter Jacob Bock threw a four yard touchdown pass to Jacob Modesitt. Kyle Moore had an 12-yard interceptionreturn for a score in the third quarter for PHS while Bock added two touchdowns on runs of 14 and three yards with a successful 2-point conversion.

Bock Has Big Game But Jayvees Fall
Hurricane – Jake Bock threw three touchdown passes and ran for another but it wasn’t enough as the Parkersburg junior varsity dropped a 47-32 decision to host Hurricane here Monday night.
Bock connected with Kyle Moore on scoring passes of 25 and 36 yards in the first quarter and found Carter Mills on a six-yard TD pass late in the game. The sophomore signal caller also ran for a score from 16 yards out in the third period. The other PHS score came on a 10 yard run by Michael Owen.
The jayvees will play their last game next Monday at Riverside.
Parkersburg Jayvees (2-4)     12      8        6        6  - 32
Hurricane Jayvees                  7        14      13      13 - 47
P – Kyle Moore 25 pass from Jake Bock (run failed)
P – Moore 36 pass from Bock (pass failed)
P – Michael Owen 10 run (Justin Waybright pass from Bock)
P - Bock 16 run (run failed)
P – Carter Mills 6 pass from Bock (pass failed)

Bridgeport Ground Game
Beats PHS Frosh 37-22
Bridgeport’s steady ground game did in the Parkersburg freshmen Tuedsay night at Stadium Field as the Indians posted a 37-22 victory.
The visiting Indians ran for 345 yards and never attempted a pass. J.T. Muller ran for 129 yards and scored three times while J.D. Love had 143 yards and one touchdowns.
Parkersburg quarterback Michael Owen completed 19 of 25 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown while Carter Mills scored twice and Bryant Walker had the other TD on a 12 yard run with a backward pass reception while also catching seven passes for 74 yards.
Brady Howerton and Aaron Kupfner had nine tackles each for PHS while Casey Mahoney and Mills had eight stops each on defense.
The Big Reds got on the board first with a 13-play, 81 yard drive that took over five minutes and featured seven pass completions in eight attempts. Owen and Mills hooked up for the final 11 yards.
But it took Bridgeport just two plays to go ahead for good when Love broke loose from the Stick-I offense to race 58 yards for the touchdown and the ensuing extra point kick made it 7-6.
PHS put together an 11-play drive following that score but a pass was tipped at the line and intercepted to end the threat inside the red zone at the 17.
Bridgeport then drove 83 yards on 11 plays to score on a two yard run by Miller. The Indians added a field goal on the last play of the half for a 17-6 advantage at the break.
PHS went for it on its first possession of the second half on the Big Red 40 yard line but the pass fell incomplete and Bridgeport proceeded to go 40 yards on eight plays to make it 23-6.
The Big Reds got back on the board with a 15-play, 81 yard drive that saw Walker score on a backward toss in the backfield. Owen passed to Danny Jones for the conversion to make it 23-14 with 7:12 remaining in the game.
Bridgeport tacked on two short-field touchdowns to run the score to 36-14 before PHS finished the night with an 11 yard backward toss to Mills.

9th Grade Football
Oct. 17 at PHS Stadium Field
Bridgeport                   7       10     6       14     -        37
Parkersburg                 6       0       0       16     -        22
P – Carter Mills 13 pass from Michael Owen (pass failed) 4:57 1st
B – J.D. Love 58 run (Austin Springer kick) 4:03 1st
B – J.T. Muller 2 run (Springer kick) 5:15 2nd
B – Springer 22 field goal, 0:00 2nd
B – Muller 2 run (kick blocked) 2:36 3rd
P – Bryant Walker 12 run (Danny Jones pass from Owen) 7:12 4th
B – Muller 4 run (Springer kick) 4:44 4th
B – Nathan Brazier 5 run (Springer kick) 2:07 4th
P – Mills 11 run (Walker run) 00:16 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Bridgeport 18, PHS 16
Rushing – Bridgeport 45-345, PHS 31-95
Passing Yards – Bridgeport 0, PHS 179
PA-PC-INT – Bridgeport 0-0-0, PHS 19-25-1
FBL – Bridgeport 1-1, PHS 2-0
Penalties – Bridgeport 1-5, PHS 6-35
Punts – Bridgeport 0, PHS 0
Individual Statistics
Rushing – Bridgeport: Love 16-143, Muller 20-129, Brazier 4-38, Owen Bennington 4-26, Hayden Moore 1-4. PHS: Justin Waybright 11-36, Brady Howerton 6-29, Michael Owen 12-15, Bryant Walker 1-12, Carter Mills 1-11.
Passing – Bridgeort: none. PHS: Owen 19 of 25 for 179 yards (1 int).
Receiving – Bridgeport: none. PHS: Walker 7-74, Teddy Turner 5-21, Mills 4-54, Howerton 2-12, Jones 1-6.
Tackles – PHS: Howerton 9, Aaron Kupfner 9, Casey Mahoney 8, Mills 8, Will Coffman 7, Jake Barnette 3 (one FBR).


PHS Jayvees Fall To Midland
Jakob Caudill scored two touchdowns in the third period to break open a close game and lift visiting Cabell Midland to a 44-14 victory over Parkersburg Monday night in a junior varsity game at Stadium Field.
Midland scored on two long pass plays in the second quarter to offset two PHS touchdown pass from Jake Bock to Anthony Craig. The Big Red scores came on plays covering 57 and 68 yards.
Cabell Midland JV     8       16     12     8       -        44
PHS Jayvees               0       14     0       0       -        14
CM – 1st 4:50 Austin Kitchens 6yd run (Jakob Caudill run)
P – 2nd 5:43 Anthony Craig 57 pass from Jake Bock (pas failed)
CM – 2nd 4:16 Hayden Hass 45 pass from Drew Elkins (Hunter Church run)
CM – 2nd 2:18 Church 90 pass from Hass (Hass run)
P – 2nd 1:55 Craig 68 pass from Bock (Matt Curry pass from Bock)
CM – 3rd  Caudill 18 run (run failed)
CM – 3rd 1:40 Caudill 22 yd run pass failed)
CM – 4th 0:21 Hayden Hass 16 run  (Drew Elkins run)

Park Jayvees Nip PHS 20-14
Wheeling Park scored three times in the third quarter including one on an unusual fumble play and another on an interception as the visitors held on to post a 20-14 victory over Parkersburg in a junior varsity game at Stadium Field.
In dropping to 2-2 on the season, the PHS squad held a 6-0 advantage at the half thanks to a 94 yard pass play from Jacob Bock to Kyle Moore.
But after driving to a first down at the Wheeling 15 yard line on their first possession of the second half, the wheels came off for PHS as they failed to gain a yard in four tries and turned it over on downs at the 16. On the first play from scrimmage, Raphael Bradley broke loose for a 14 yard gain to the 30 only to fumble the ball at that spot. But teammate Kasey Cassi picked up the ball and rambled the remaining 70 yards for a touchdown to tie the game.
Later in that quarter the visitors got an interception and 27 yard return for a touchdown by Kai Schultz.
As the third quarter was coming to a close another PHS mistake, this time a fumble at the Big Red 29, gave Wheeling Park the ball again. This time the Patriots scored in one play on a pass from Alex Dunlevy to Nick DeFazio. The extra point conversion pass made it 20-6 with just 11 minutes left in the game.
PHS was able to take the ensuing kickoff and drive to a first down at the Wheeling 19 but after a pass to Anthony Craig to the 13, the Big Reds threw three straight incompletions.
Wheeling then put together a lone drive that stalled at the PHS 19 and the Big Reds took just six plays to score. The touchdown came on a 68 yard pass to Braedon Mason. Bock passed to Tom Curry for the two-point conversion to make it 20-14 with 1:52 remaining. The Patriots were able to maintain possession and run out the clock thanks in part to a fourth-down encroachment penalty against PHS.
Bradley finished with 151 yard rushing for the winners while Bock passed for 288 yards for the home team thanks mainly to Moore and Mason, who accounted for 139 and 122 yards receiving respectively.
Jacob Modesitt had 14 tackles to lead the PHS defense.

Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 2 at Stadium Field
Wheeling Park JV                  0        0        20      0        -        20
Parkersburg JV (2-2)             0        6        0        8        -        14
P – Kyle Moore 94 pass from Jacob Bock (run failed) 9:42 2nd
WP – Kasey Cassi 70 run with fumble recovery after 14 yard run by Rapheal Bradley(run failed) 6:44 3rd
WP – Kai Schultz 27 interception return (pass failed) 2:04 3rd
WP – Nick DeFazio 29 pass from Alex Dunlevy (Ben Balestra pass from Dunlevy) 1:04 3rd
P – Braedon Mason 68 pass from Bock (Tom Curry pass from Bock) 1:52 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – WP 12,  PHS 7
Rushing – WP 37-186,  PHS 16-(-12)
Passing – WP 8-19-0 142, PHS 11-25-1 292
Penalties – WP 18-123, PHS 4-27
Punts – WP 3-31.3, PHS 2-31.0
Individual Leaders
Rushing – WP: Raphael Bradley 23-151, Alex Dunlevy 9-33; PHS: Jacob Modesitt 1-5, Braedon Mason 1-3.
Passing – WP: Alex Dunlevy 8 of 19 for 142 yards; PHS: Jacob Bock 10 of 24 for 288 yards (1 int).
Receiving – WP: Nick DeFazio 2-88, Xavier Morris 4-21, Donovan Goddard 1-21, Jack Cook 1-12; PHS: Kyle Moore 5-139, Braedon Mason 4-122, Anthony Craig 2-31.
PHS Defensive Leaders – Jacob Modesitt 14 tackles, Anthony Craig 8 tackles (2 PBU), Shane Suttles 6 tackles, Carter Mills 5 tackles.
Next Game – PHS at Beckley Oct. 9.

Defense Shines In 14-13 Win at Marietta

MARIETTA - After scoring twice in the first half on touchdown passes by Michael Owen, the PHS jayvees held on by playing outstanding defense to notch a 14-13 victory over the host Tigers.

PHS drove inside the Marietta 10 only to fumble the ball away but got it back moments later on an interception at the Tiger 20. The visitors scored on a 12 yard pass from Owen to Matt Curry. Owen then threw to Kyle Moore for the two-point conversion that would probe crucial.

In the second period the Big Red reserves scored on a 58 yard pass from Owen to Braden Mason. The extra point pass failed.

Trailing 14-0, Marietta got on the board on a 30 yard pass play and kicked the extra point. In the early part of the third quarter the home team scored on a 20 yard screen pass but missed the extra point.

After that the PHS defense took over the secure its second win of the season.

PHS Jayvees Rally To Beat Huntington, 16-13
After falling behind 13-0, the Parkersburg Jayvees came back to defeat visiting Huntington 16-13 Monday night at Stadium Field.
The Big Red junior varsity, who held Huntington to minus nine yards rushing in the second half, got their first score of the season after a bad snap on a Highlander punt gave them the ball on the Huntington 12. After a two yard run by Anthony Craig, Jacob Modesitt found Matt Curry in the end zone for the touchdowns. Justin Waybright then ran for the two-point conversion.
The home team got a spark in the third quarter when Modesitt broke two separate tackles on a 16 yard run and gained 41 yards on the ground on a nine-play, 54 yard drive. Modesitt also had a six yard pass completion to Craig, who scored the touchdown from three yards away with 6.9 seconds left in the third period. Michael Owen came on to pass to Curry for the two-point conversion and  a three-point lead.
Huntington’s final comeback bid started with 2:56 remaining an dthey moved from their 28 to midfield but on third down Craig blitzed in for a nine-yard sack and on fourth down the Highlanders completed a pass from Evan Kopec and Cam Rutherford stopped the play well short of a first down.
Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 18 at Stadium Field
Huntington JV              6        7        0        0        -        13
Parkersburg JV (1-1)   0        8        8        0        -        16
H – Malik Johnson 1 run (kick blocked by Curry), 4:23 1st
H – Pete Lopetone 15 pass from Hager (Nicholas Maynard kick) 5:01 2nd
P – Matt Curry 10 pass from Jacob Modesitt (Justin Waybright run) 1:36 2nd
P – Anthony Craig 3 run (Curry pass from Michael Owen) :06.9 3rd
Team Statistics
First Downs – Huntington 11, PHS 8
Rushes-Yardage – Huntington 35-79, PHS 32-84
Passing – Huntington 7-16-0 75, PHS 3-10-1 24
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Huntington: Malik Johnson 11-52; PHS : Jacob Modesitt 10-75, Justin Waybright 9-20, Anthony Craig 10-14.
Passing – Huntington: Keshawn Williams 4-12-0 48, Hager 3-4-0 27; PHS: Modesitt 3-10-1 24.
Receiving – Huntington: Pete Lopetone 3-48; PHS: Matt Curry 1-10, Kyle Moore 1-8, Craig 1-6.
Tackles – PHS: Casey Mahoney 8, Evan Kopec 7, Cam Rutherford 6, Devin Boyles 5, Colin Farnash 5, Craig 5.


Sept. 11 at Stadium Field
Capital Jayvees                              6          24       6          0          -           36
Parkersburg Jayvees (0-1...)         0          0          0          0          -           0
C - Michael Robinson 10 run (run failed) 7:03 1st
C - Joshua Martinez 55 interception return (Robinson run) 7:30 2nd
C – Karrington Hill 34 pass from Elias Canterbury (Robinson run) 4:11 2nd
C – KJ Taylor 52 pass from Canterbury (Canterbury run) 2:01 2nd
C – Taylor 62 pass from Canterbury (run failed) 4:23 3rd
Team Statistics
First Downs – Capital 13, PHS 4
Rushes-Yardage – Capital 35-175, PHS 20-26
Passing Yardage – Capital 178, PHS 26
PA-PC-INT – Capital 5-6-0; PHS 4-18-2
Penalties – Capital 15-110, PHS 2-10
Punts – Capital 3-17.0, PHS 5-41.0
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Capital:  Michael Robinson 6-97, Elias Canterbury 11-40; PHS: Matt Curry 2-22.
Passing – Capital: Canterbury 5 of 6 for 178;  PHS: Jacob Modesitt 3 of 14 for 32 (1 int), Michael Owen 1 of 4 for minus 6 (1 int).
Receiving – Capital: KJ Taylor 3-130; PHS: Curry 2-26.
Leading Tackler – PHS: Carter Mills 10, Curry 7.

2016 Freshmen

Wheeling Park Down Frosh, 42-16
Wheeling Park ran for six touchdowns, five of them on long runs, to defeat Parkersburg 42-16 Wednesday night at Stadium Field in a freshman football game.
The win enabled Park to finish its freshman season with an 8-0 record.
Matt Curry and Chace Mathess had touchdowns for the PHS ninth graders.
Wheeling Park (8-0)     12      8        6        16      -        42
Parkersburg (3-5)                   0        8        0        8        -        16
WP – Raphael Bradley 79 run (conversion failed)
WP – Nick Sherman 30 run (conversion failed)
WP – Xavier Morris 2 run (Alex Dunlevy run)
P – Matt Curry 25 pass from Jake Bock (Anthony Craig run)
WP – Bradley 78 run (conversion failed)
WP – Dunlevy 85 run (Sherman run)
WP – Bradley 22 run (Sherman run)
P – Chace Mathess 35 run (Mathess run)

Bridgeport Freshman Top PHS, 22-6
Bridgeport defeated Parkersburg 22-6 Thursday night at Stadium Field in a ninth grade football game.
Chace Mathess scored Parkersburg’s lone touchdown on an 11 yard run in the second quarter. PHS trailed 16-6 at the half as the visitors tallied two first quarter scores. Three different players scored for Bridgeport.
9th Grade Football
Bridgeport           16      0        0        6        -        22
Parkersburg        0        6        0        0        -        6       
B – Trey Pancake 47 run (Brian Henderson run)
B – Devon Vandergrift 11 run (Pancake run)
P – Chace Mathess 11 run (run failed)
B – Henderson 5 run (run failed)

Morgqantown Tops Freshmen
Morgantown defeated Parkersburg 38-8 in a ninth grade football game played Wednesday evening at Stadium Field.
Jace Whetsell ran for three long touchdowns for the Mohigan freshmen while Anthony Craig had a 78 yard TD run for the PHS frosh.
9TH Grade Football
Morgantown      12     12     8       6       -        38
 Parkersburg        0       0       0       8       -        8
M – Jace Whetsell 71 run
M – Whetsell 31 run
M – Preston Fox 22 pass from Christopher Burke
M – Fox 26 run
M – Whetsell 37 run (Thomas Spencer run)
M – Eamonn Murphy 10 run
P – Anthony Craig 78 run (Ethan Wix pass from Eli Ash)

Craig Lifts Frosh Over Marietta
MARIETTA – Anthony Craig returned the opening kickoff 8 0yards for a touchdown then added another score in the third quarter on a 61 yard run as he led Parkersburg to a 20-0 freshman win over host Marietta on Sept. 22 .
Jacob Bock passes to Kyle Moore for the other touchdown for the 3-1 Big Red ninth graders.
9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (3-1)           6        8        6        0        -        20
Marietta                         0        0        0        0        -        0       
P – Anthony Craig 80 kickoff return (run failed)
P – Kyle Moore 4 pass from Jacob Bock (Bock run)
P – Craig 61 run (pass failed)
PHS Statistics – Rushing 17-155, passing Bock 6 of 8 for 71 yards, receiving (J.D. Martin (4-65); tackles: C.J. Wade 6, Shane Suttles 6, Braedon Mason 5.
Next Game – Sept. 28 at Bridgeport (7:30)

9th Grade Big Reds Fall To Huntington, 30-20

HUNTINGTON - Eli Ash threw two touchdown passes to J.D. Martin but the Big Red freshman fell to Huntington by a 30-20 score here Sept. 15.

The PHS frosh got back to within 10 points on the second Ash to Martin TD from 21 yards away with 6:15 left in the conest and the two point conversion run by Braedon Mason but the viisitors could get no closer as they dropped their first game of the season.

Parkersburg (2-1) ......0 6 6 8 - 20

Huntington .............10 6 14 0 - 30

H - 7 Run (run good)

H - Safety

H - 14 pass (run failed)

P - J.D. Martin 17 pass from Eli Ash (run failed)

H - 9 run (pass good)

P - C.J. Wade 13 interception return (run failed)

H - 5 run (run failed)

P - Martin 21 pass from Ash (Braedon Mason run)

PHS Frosh Rip Ripley, 44-0
Chace Mathess and J.D. Martin each scored a pair of touchdowns as the Parkersburg freshman team won its second straight mercy-shortened game Wednesday night with a 44-0 victory over visiting Ripley.
Mathess scored twice in the first quarter as PHS took advantage of great field position. A 36-yard interception return by Kyle Moore gave the host team the ball on the Ripley 19 on its second possession and on the first play Mathess went over right guard to the end zone with 5:11 left on the clock. Four plays later Ripley was forced to punt from its own one yard line and Camden Rutherford called for a fair catch and caught the ball on the Viking five after the four yard punt. Two plays later Mathess went over the left side with 2:55 showing in the first period.
Moore added a 55 yard breakaway touchdown after a fumble recovery by Mathess on the Parkersburg 45. Moore carried the ball just three times in the game but gained a 88 yards.
With 33 seconds left before the half PHS quarterback Jacob Bock lobbed a pass to Martin at the five yard line and the ninth grade Big Red tipped the ball, juggled it and then came down with it in a battle with the defender before racing into the end zone to complete a 39 yard play. Gage Fiore’s conversion run made it 30-0 at the half despite PHS running just 13 plays to 34 to Ripley.
Second half scores came on a 43 yard pass play to Martin and a one yard run by Eli Ash after Ripley went for it on fourth down from their own three yard line and failed.
C.J. Wade led the defense with 16 tackles while Fiore added 12 stops. Rutherford came up with seven tackles while Mathess had five stops and a fumble recovery and Adam Moore had a fumble recovery.
9th Grade Football
Ripley (0-2)                             0        0        0        0        -        0
Parkersburg (2-0)                   14      16      6        8        -        44
P – Chase Mathess 19 run (Gage Fiore run) 5:11 1st
P – Mathess 1 run (run failed) 2:55 1st
P – Kyle Moore 55 run (Mathess run) 4:19 2nd
P – J.D. Martin 39 pass from Jacob Bock (Fiore run) 0:33 2nd
P – Martin 43 pass from Bock (run failed) 7:43 3rd
P – Eli Ash 1 run (Ash run) 4:27 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Ripley 6; PHS 7
Rushing – Ripley 46-87; PHS 24-82
Passing – Ripley 0-3-1; PHS 4-4-0 111
Penalties –Ripley3-20; PHS 5-30
Fumbles – Ripley4-2; PHS 2-1
Punts – Ripley2-10.0; PHS 1-40
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Ripley: Hunter Cesteric 7-35, Cameron Ramsey 16-29, Austin Boggess 9-19. PHS: Kyle Moore 3-88, Chace Mathess 4-15, Gage Fiore 4-8.
Passing – Ripley: Cameron Ramsey 0-3-1. PHS: Jacob Bock 4 of 4 for 111 yards .
Receiving – Ripley: none. PHS: J.D. Martin 3-94, Braedon Mason 1-17.
Defense – PHS: C.J. Wade 16 tackles, Gage Fiore 12 tackles, Camden Rutherford 7 tackles, Chace Mathess 5 tackles and FBR, Adam Moore 3 tackles and FBR, Kyle Moore INT.
Next Game – PHS at Huntington Sept. 15

PHS Frosh Jolt JM 38-8
The freshman football team completed the season-opening sweep of near perfection for Parkersburg High School by defeating visiting John Marshall 38-8 Wednesday evening at Stadium Field.
The varsity team beat St. Albans in a mercy-rule shortened game on Friday while the junior varsity accomplished the same mercy-rule shortened feat on Monday against St. Albans. The freshmen followed suit with the third straight mercy-rule shortened contest as they dominated the Monarch ninth graders.
So heading into the second week of the season, all three PHS football teams are 1-0 with mercy-rule shortened victories under their belts. This has to be a record since this is the first year the 35-point mercy rule has been put into effect in West Virginnia.
Wednesday evening it was Anthony Craig leading the way with a pair of touchdown runs and 93 yards rushing. The PHS frosh had a 228-90 advantage in total yardage. C.J. Wade paced the defense.
Freshman Football
John Marshall 9th         0        0        0        8        -        8
Parkersburg 9th             16      8        14      0        -        38
P – Kyle Moore 37 run (Gage Fiore run) 7:26 1st
P – Braedon Mason 11 pass from Jacob Bock (Fiore pass from Bock) 2:42 1st
P – Anthony Craig 10 run (Bock run) 9:43 2nd
P – Craig 40 run (run failed) 7:02 3rd
P – J.D. Martin 33 interception return (Mason pass from Bock) :03 3rd
JM – Hunter Purcell 1 run (Ethan Gray run) 5:11 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – JM 6, PHS 12
Rushing – JM 30-90 yards, PHS 27-184 yards
Passing – JM 0-5-1, PHS 5-8-0 44 yards
Punts – JM 3-20.0, PHS 2-33.0
FBL – JM 2-1, PHS 1-1
Penalties – JM 4-20, PHS 6-33
PHS Individual Leaders
Rushing – Anthony Craig 10-93, Kyle Moore 3-50, Jacob Bock 5-21.  Passing – Bock 5 of 8 for 44 yards. Receiving – J.D. Martin 3-25. Defense – C.J. Wade 8 tackles, Fiore 5 tackles, Ethan Lantz 5 tackles, Camden Rutherford 5 tackles, Martin interception, Adam Moore fumble recovery.
Next Game – PHS hosts Ripley Sept. 7 at 6 p.m.

2016 Jayvees

Midland Downs Jayvees 34-6

ONA - Jacob Bock and Jacob Woodyard hooked up on an 80 yard touchdown reception but the PHS jayvees dropped a 34-6 decision to Cabell Midland here Oct. 17.

C J. Wade led the defensive effort for PHS with two quarterback sacks.

Jayvees Lose to Marietta, 6-2

With the final score being a baseball-like 6-2 you would expect a football game to be a defensive struggle and you would be right in the case of Marietta’s victory over host Parkersburg in a junior varsity matchup Monday night at Stadium Field.
Marietta won the game despite finished with minus seven yards rushing on 24 attempts, collected just eight first downs and only 123 yards in total offense.
But PHS fared worse with three turnovers, just six first downs and only 114 yards in total offense.
But the Big Reds jayvees still held a 2-0 lead with just over five minutes left to play before Marietta took advantage of a 34 yard pass completion to Tanner Stack that set up a one yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Corbin Alkire with 5:09 left in the game.
Alkire and Stack were the only effective Marietta offensive weapons as Alkire completed 12 of 29 passes for 130 yards with Stack catching seven of the passes for 81 yards.
Thirteen times in the game the PHS defense held Marietta to minus yardage as Jace Turner, Brandon Braham, Jacob Woodyard and Brandon Hines led the way.
The first half saw PHS fail to get into Marietta territory while the only Tiger threat came as the second quarter came to an end with the Tigers completing a pass to the PHS one yard line.
In the third quarter the Big Reds took advantage of good field position to move the ball to the Marietta eight yard line. The big play was a 26 yard scramble by quarterback Jake Johnson. But the threat ended with two sacks and two incomplete passes.
PHS got the ball back three plays later on an interception by Hines at the Marietta 17 but three plays later the Big Reds returned the favor by throwing an interception of their own.
Starting from their own five, the Tigers got a first down but a sack by Turner put Marietta back in the shadow of their own goal line and on fourth down the snap from center on a punt attempt wound up rolling out of the end zone for a safety with 9:46 remaining in the game.
A 59 yard boot on the ensuing free kick got Marietta out of trouble and after PHS failed to convert a first down and had to punt, the Tigers got the ball to start on the PHS 47.
On the first play following the punt, Alkire hit Stack with a 34 yard completion to the 13 yard line. It took seven plays but Marietta finally punched the ball into the end zone for the touchdown with 5:09 remaining.
The next PHS possession saw no less than five penalties before an interception gave the Tigers back the ball on the Big Red 17.
PHS held and got the ball back on that same 17 yard line. A pass from Jacob Bock to Braham on the first play raised some hope before four straight incomplete passes ended things for the home team.
Junior Varsity Football
Marietta JV                   0        0        0        6        -        6       
Parkersburg JV (1-3)   0        0        0        2        -        2
P – Safety, Marietta snaps ball out of end zone on punt attempt, 9:46 4th
M – Corbin Alkire 1 run (pass failed) 5:09 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Marietta 8, PHS 6
Rushing – Marietta 24-(-7), PHS 25-58
Passing – Marietta 12 of 29 (1 interception) 130 yards, PHS 5 of 23 (3 interceptions) 56 yards
Total Offense – Marietta 53-123, PHS 48-114
Punts – Marietta 4-31.3, PHS 4-23.8
Fumbles – Marietta 0-0, PHS 1-0
Penalties – Marietta 5-25, PHS 12-88
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Marietta: Brady Vincent 10-16; PHS: Jake Johnson 6-25, Anthony Craig 6-32.
Passing – Marietta: Corbin Alkire 12-29-1 for 130; PHS: Jake Johnson 3-9-2 for 15, Jacob Bock 2-13-1 for 41.
Receiving – Marietta: Tanner Stack 7-81; PHS: Cole Hanshaw 2-28, Brandon Braham 2-22.
Defense – PHS: Brandon Braham6 tackles, Brandon Hines 5 tackles (1 int), Jace Turner 5 tackles, Jacob Woodyard 5 tackles.
Next Game – PHS hosts Beckley Oct. 10.

Extra Points Difference as PHS Jayvee Team Falls, 24-18
Extra points were the difference Monday night at Stadium Field as Hurricane notched a 24-18 junior varsity football victory over PHS despite both teams scoring three touchdowns apiece.
The visiting Redskins converted all three of their two-point tries after touchdowns while PHS failed on all three attempts.
PHS scored first on a 43 yard Jake Johnson interception return and then regained the lead in the third quarter by a 12-8 margin thanks to a one yard run by Jacob Bock. Johnson added another touchdown in the final 2:53 of the game on a one yard run to pull within 24-18 and tried to lead his team for a tying scoring in the final 1:10 only to run out of downs on the Hurricane 16 when his pass in the end zone to Dylan Richards was deflected but nearly caught anyway with 18 seconds remaining.
Johnson ran for 75 yards and passed for 15 yards in two quarters of play while Bock had 44 yards rushing and two passing in two quarters.
The winning TD for Hurricane came on a 65 yard run up the middle by Christian Hill, who finished with 147 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Jacob Woodyard was the leading tackler for the PHS jayvees, now 1-1 with a game Monday at Capital.
Jayvee Football
Hurricane                      8        0        0        16      -        24
Parkersburg (1-1)          6        0        6        6        -        18
P – Jake Johnson 43 interception return (run failed) 3:21 1st
H – Abel Cunningham 17 pass from Austin Womack (Gage Truman run ) 0:00 1st
P – Jacob Bock 1 run (run failed) 7:59 3rd
H – Christian Hill 7 run (Truman run) 8:51` 4th
H – Hill 65 run (Truman run) 6:16 4th
P – Johnson 1 run (run failed) 2:53 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Hurricane 10, PHS 11
Rushes-Yards – Hurricane 29-247, PHS 37-195
Passing Yards – Hurricane 34, PHS 17
PC-PA-INT – Hurricane 6-12-1, PHS 4-14-1
Total Plays – Yards – Hurricane 41-281, PHS 51-212
Punts – Hurricane 2-31.5, PHS 2-30
FBL – Hurricane 0-0, PHS 0-0
Penalties – Hurricane 2-15, PHS 3-15
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Hurricane: Christian Hill 10-147, Gage Truman 12-80. PHS: Jake Johnson 9-75, Jacob Bock 7-44, Anthony Craig 7-31, Chace Mathess 7-9, Brandon Braham 3-33.
Passing – Hurricane: Austin Womack 6 of 12 for 34 yards (1 interception). PHS: Johnson 3 of 6 for 15 yards, Bock 1 of 8 for 2 yards (1 interception).
Receiving – Hurricane: Abel Cunningham 3-18. PHS: Dylan Richards 1-10, J.D. Martin 1-5, Anthony Craig 1-2.
Defense – PHS: Jacob Woodyard 7 tackles, Johnson 6 tackles (interception), Braham 6 tackles, Joel Butcher 5 tackles.
Next Game – PHS at Capital Sept. 12.

PHS Jayvees Spank St. Albans 40-6
Jake Johnson and Chace Mathess each scored three touchdowns as the Parkersburg junior varsity defeated St. Albans jayvees 40-6 Monday night at Stadium Field in the season opener.
Johnson scored on runs of two, 26 and three yards while gaining 66 yards on seven carries and also completed three of five passes for 37 yards.
Mathess ran for 153 yards on 14 attempts while scoring on runs of 10, 42 and 10 yards.
The Little Red squad had an 18-5 advantage in first downs, rushed for 290 yards on 37 tries and passed for 85 more by hitting six of eight attempts.
Defensively, the PHS squad held St. Albans to five first downs and only 77 yards in total offense (2 of 20 passing with 2 interceptions and 23 rushing attempts).  Cole Hanshaw, Brandon Braham, Ben Barbarito and Jace Turner led the prevent unit with Johnson and Jacob Woodyard coming up with interceptions.
The game, which took two and half hours to play despite using 10 minute quarters and a running clock in the fourth quarter, saw 196 yards in penalties. St. Albans was whistled 10 times for 96 yards while PHS was flagged 14 times for 100 yards. The second PHS scoring drive started on the St. Albans 45 yard line but by the time the home team reached the end zone they had to cover 80 total yards thanks to six penalties.
St. Albans JV                0        0        0        6        -        6
Parkersburg JV            14      14      12      0        -        40
P – Jake Johnson 2 run (run failed) 4:05 1st
P – Johnson 26 run (Cole Hanshaw run) 1:00 1st
P – Chace Mathess 10 run (pass failed) 7:33 2nd
P – Mathess 42 run (Brandon Braham pass from Jacob Bock) 7:18 2nd
P – Johnson 3 run (pass failed) 7:53 3rd
P – Mathess 10 run (pass failed) 5:00 3rd
SA – Caleb Driggs 3 run (pass intercepted by Hanshaw) 5:43 4th
First Downs – PHS 18, St. Albans 5
Rushing – PHS 37-290, St. Albans 23-57
Passing – PHS 6 of 8 for 85 yards, St. Albans 2 of 20 (2 intercepted) for 20 yards.
Individual Leaders – PHS rushing: Chace Mathess 14-153, Jake Johnson 7-66, Shane Miller 6-35. PHS passing: Jake Johnson 3 of 5 for 37 yards; Jacob Bock 3 of 3 for 48 yards. PHS receiving: Tyler Moler 2-37, Brandon Braham 2-30, Gage Fiore 1-18. PHS defense: Cole Hanshaw 6 tackles, Brandon Braham 5 tackles, Ben Barbarito 5 tackles and fumble recovery, Jace Turner 5 tackles, Jake Johnson 4 tackles and interception, Jacob Woodyard 3 tackles and interception, Josh Ankrom 4 tackles, Parker Olsen 4 tackles.
Next Game – PHS Jayvees host Hurricane Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.


Frosh Defense Shines Again In 14-0 Victory
HURRICANE – Continuing their season-long defensive effort, the Parkersburg Big Red freshman football team won their fifth game of the season here Wednesday night by a 14-0 score over Hurricane.
Shane Miller and Jake Johnson had touchdowns for PHS in the first and fourth quarters while the defense posted its second shutout of the season.
The Big Red freshman defense has allowed just four touchdowns in six games. Last night’s standouts on the prevent unit were Josh Ankrom (four tackles for loss), Ryan Creech, Brandon Braham, Tyler Stobart and Miller.
9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (5-1) 8 0 0 6 - 14
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 - 0
P – Shane Miller 21 run (Miller run) 3:57 1st
P – Jake Johnson 1 run (run failed) 8:06 4th
Defensive Standouts – Josh Ankrom 4 TFL, Shane Miller, Ryan Creech, Brandon Braham, Tyler Stobart.

Miller’s 4 TDs Power PHS Frosh To 40-8 Victory
MORGANTOWN – Shane Miller ran for over 200 yards and four touchdowns while a swarming defense held Morgantown to just one score as Parkersburg defeated the host Mohigans 40-8 here Wednesday night.
Tyler Moler added over 100 yards rushing and scored once while Brandon Braham, Jake Johnson and Cole Hanshaw (who returned a fumble for a touchdown) led the defense that helped the PHS frosh raise their recod to 4-1.
PHS hosts Hurricane on Oct. 21. Freshman Football
Parkersburg (4-1) 0 20 14 6 - 40
Morgantown (4-2) 0 0 8 0 - 8
P – Shane Miller 4 run (run failed) 9:26 2nd
P – Cole Hanshaw 51 fumble recovery (Jake Johnson run) 9:08 2nd
P – Miller 10 run (run failed) :21 2nd
P –Miller 61 run (Johnson run) 9:30 3rd
M – Colton Mathews 2 run (Mathews run) 4:20 3rd
P – Miller 2 run (run failed) :55 3rd
P – Tyler Moler 36 run (run failed) 6:31 4th
Next Game – PHS hosts Hurricane Oct. 21


Frosh Fall To Bridgeport, 6-0

The freshman football team suffered its first loss of the season as Bridgeport nipped the PHS 9th graders by a 6-0 score.

Freshmen Finish Strong To Go 3-0

Shane Miller ran for nearly 200 yards and scored two touchdowns as the PHS freshmen finished strong with four touchdowns in the last 19 minutes to defeat visiting Marietta 26-0 and move to 3-0 on the season.

9th Grade Football
Marietta                             0          0          0          0          -           0
Parkersburg (3-0)               0          0          6          20       -           26
P – Shane Miller 24 run (run failed) 2:37 3rd
P – Tyler Moler 60 pass from Jake Johnson (pass failed) 8:57 4th
P – Miller 56 run (Miller run) 5:45 4th
P – Brandon Braham 2 run (run failed) 1:49 4th
Next Game – PHS at Bridgeport Oct. 1

Freshmen Win 20-8 at Ripley

RIPLEY - The PHS freshmen won 20-8 to increase their record to 2-0 on the season.
The Big Red 9th graders got a nine yard touchdown from Shane Miller in the first quarter and scored on a 43 yard pass from Jake Johnson to Tyler Moler in the second period. The final TD came in the fourth quarter on an 11 yard pass from Johnson to Brandon Braham with Miller running for the conversion.
PHS also had two interception returns which went for touchdowns called back by penalties. Braham had a 47 yard pick six called back in the second quarter and in the third period Miller's 74 yard interception return TD was wiped out by a penalty.
PHS hosts Marietta on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m.

Parkersburg (2-0)..... 6 6 0 8 - 20

Ripley .........................0 0 0 8 - 8

P - Shane Miller 9 run (run failed)

P - Tyler Moler 43 pass from Jake Johnson (run failed)

R - Anthony Demonico 4 run (Demonico run)

P - Brandon Braham 11 pass from Johnson (Miller run)

Freshmen Beat Bridgeport 24-6 In Opener

Four different players scored touchdowns as the PHS freshman football team opened its season with a 24-6 win over visiting Bridgeport on Sept. 9.

While quarterback Jake Johnson ran for 120 yards on nine carries, Shane Miller added 99 yards on 13 attempts and scored one touchdowns. Johnson threw a TD pass to Hunter Ackerman while Cole Hanshaw and Brandon Braham also reached the end zone for PHS.

The winners used a well-balanced defense to thwart Bridgeport's Stick-I offense as three players had eight tackles each - Jalen King, Colin Kidd and Tyler Moler.

PHS scored the first time it had the ball, driving 76 yards on seven running plays with Johnson ripping off two runs of 20 or more yards.

Bridgeport tied the score midway through the second quarter but PHS went ahead for good on the pass play to Ackerman. Bridgeport went for it on fourth and six from their own 23 with less than a minute to play in the half but Hanshaw made the stop and Johnson scrambled for an 18 yard gain on the next play to set up the touchdown.

Miller broke away for a 55-yard scoring run on the first play of the fourth quarter and the hosts added an insurance touchdown with 1:33 left in the game.

Freshman Football
Sept. 9 at Stadium Field
Bridgeport                      0        6        0        0        -         6
Parkersburg (1-0)          6        6        0        12      -         24     
P – Cole Hanshaw 9 run (pass failed) 1:44 1st
B – Austin Gibson 1 run (run failed) 3:50 2nd
P – Hunter Ackerman 5 pass from Jake Johnson (pass failed) :27 2nd
P – Shane Miller 55 run (run failed) 9:48 4th
P - Brandon Braham 8 run (run failed) 1:33 4th
First Downs – Bridgeport 7, Parkersburg 9; Rushes-Yardage – Bridgeport 43-139, Parkersburg 34-252; Passing – Bridgeport 1-2-0 6; Parkersburg 1-4-0 5. Total Yards – Bridgeport 45-145, Parkersburg 38-256. Fumbles-Lost – Bridgeport 4-1, Parkersburg 2-1; Penalties-Yards – Bridgeport 6-45, Parkersburg 6-50.
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Bridgeport – Damon Teel 22-89; Parkersburg – Jake Johnson 9-120, Shane Miller 13-99, Tyler Moler 4-39; Passing – Bridgeport: Austin Gibson 1-2-0 6; Parkersburg: Jake Johnson 1-4-0 5;  Receiving – Bridgeport: Connor Robe 1-6;  Parkersburg: Hunter Ackerman 1-5; Defense – Parkersburg Tackles: Jalen King 8, Collin Kidd 8, Tyler Moler 8, Brandon Braham 7, Hunter Ackerman 7, Ben Burburito 6, Cole Hanshaw 6, Shane Miller 5.

Next Game – Parkersburg at Ripley Sept. 16


Jayvees Drop Opener 41-20

Matt Eichorn, Wyatt Stroble and Cam Mace scored touchdowns for Parkersburg but they dropped their season opener at George Washington by a 41-20 score.

Huntington Beats Little Reds 28-8.

Matt Eichorn scored the lone touchdown for PHS as visiting Huntington posted a 28-8 win Monday night.

Jayvee Cabell Midland 41, PHS 8.
Wyatt Strobl scored touchdown for PHS, Matt Eichorn caught the two-point conversion.


Jayvees Win On Axman's Last-Second Field Goal

The PHS jayvees beat Morgantown 16-13 as Christian Axman kicked a 17 yard field goal with no time left on clock.

Wyatt Strobl scored two touchdowns for the winners.


2014 Junior Varsity Football

PHS Jayvees Finish 2014 Unbeaten
Karson Snyder hit Zack Blosser with a 57 yard touchdown pass just before halftime and Parkersburg’s swarming defense made that score stand up as the Big Red junior varsity finished an unbeaten season with a 20-8 victory at Riverside.

PHS trailed 8-0 late in the second quarter but scored twice in the final 1:57, first on Snyder’s 10 yard run and then Blosser got behind the Warrior secondary with just 23 seconds left in the half.
Steve Scholl Issiah Gossett, Joel Carty and Chance Rawson keyed a strong second half defensive effort that limited Riverside to 68 yards after intermission.

Jarrid Winters, who scored the game’s final TD on a 16-yard scamper, led PHS with 71 yards rushing while Dakoda Sims added 45 and a two-point conversion and Snyder contributed 41 yards on the ground and hit all four of his passes for another 70 yards.

Scholl recovered a muffed punt, recorded a sack and had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage while Gossett was again dominate from his defensive end position.

In seven games, the PHS jayvees allowed just five touchdowns.

Junior Varsity Football
Parkersburg (7-0)  0        14      0        6        -         20
Riverside               0        8        0        0        -         8
R – Mark Scites 8 run (Joshua Sullivan run) 6:06 2nd
P – Karson Snyder 10 run (Dakoda Sims run) 1:57 2nd
P – Zack Blosser 57 pass from Snyder (kick failed) 0:23 2nd
P – Jarrid Winters 16 run (kick failed) 1:55 4th
Team Statistics
Rushing Yards – PHS 166, Riverside 167. Passing Yards – PHS 70, Riverside 35
Individual Leaders
PHS – Rushing: Jarrid Winters 10-71, Dakoda Sims 7-45, Karson Snyder 7-41, Jaden Lecario 2-12, Zack Blosser 2-(-3). Passing: Snyder 4-4-0 70, Sims 0-1-0. Receiving: Blosser 2-62, Joel Carty 1-10, Lecario 1-(-2). Defense: - Steve Scholl sack & 2 TFL, Jesse McGrew sack, Max Turner sack, Kendall Leary TFL, Ethan Farinash TFL, Henry Hickman TFL, Chance Rawson interception.
Note: PHS jayvees finish undefeated. Game with Parkersburg South canceled by South.


JVs Beat GW, Improve to 6-0
Issiah Gossett, Kendall Leary, Noah Weaver and Tyler Lawrentz led two goal line stands as Parkersburg overcame three turnovers to remain perfect on the season with a hard fought 13-7 victory over previously undbeaten George Washington Monday night at Stadium Field in a junior varsity football game.

Gossett returned from an injury to collect 12 tackles while Weaver had a huge sack on fourth and goal from the PHS six yard line late in the game.

George Washington scored first but could not dent the PHS goal line despite advancing to the 12, seven and four yard lines later in the game.

Karson Snyder connected with Zack Blosser on a 15 yard touchdown pass with 2:18 left in the game to provide the margin of victory.
Snyder rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown while Weaver added 24 yards – all in the game-winning drive.

George Washington (7-1)   0        7        0        0     -        7
Parkersburg (6-0)               0        7        0        6     -      13
GW – Nathan Toney 8 pass from Jack Grimm (Bobby Hageboeck kick) 9:06 2nd
P – Karson Snyder 8 run (Chase Minnite kick (5:11 2nd)
P – Zack Blosser 15 pass from Snyder (kick failed) 2:18 4th
Team Statistics
Rushing – GW 146, PHS 134. Passing – GW 17, PHS 23. Fumbles Lost – PHS 3.
Individual Leaders
PHS Rushing – Snyder 17-95, Noah Weaver 6-24, Dakoda Sims 1-14. PHS Passing – Snyder 2-8-0 23. PHS Receiving – Blosser 2-23. PHS Sacks – Weaver. PHS TFL – Max Turner, Issiah Gossett, Kendall Leary, Tyler Lawrentz, D’Shawn Curry.
Next Game – PHS at Riverside on Monday, Nov. 3.

Defense Leads Jayvees To 5th Straight Victory

Graham Nesselrode and Zavian Peacock keyed an overwhelming defensive effort and Karson Snyder rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns as Parkersburg’s junior varsity team improved to 5-0 with a 17-6 victory over the Huntington jayvees Saturday afternoon at Stadium Field.

Nesselrode blocked a punt, forced two fumbles, sacked the quarterback and had another tackle for loss while Peacock collected an interception and fumble record as the Little Reds limited the Highlanders to just 97 yards of total offense.

Snyder carried the ball 15 times and also threw for 84 yards by completing seven of 13 passes with one interception. Chase Minnite added two extra point kicks and a 23 yard field goal.

Huntington Jayvees                 0        6        0        0        -         6
Parkersburg Jayvees (5-0)      7        0        7        3        -         17
P – Karson Snyder 1 run (Chase Minnite kick) 7:44 1st
H – Leonard Jackson 47 run (pass failed) 5:21 2nd
P – Snyder 2 run (Minnite kick) 3:40 3rd
P – Minnite 23 field goal, 9:54 4th
Team Statistics
Rushes-Yardage: Huntington 94, Parkersburg 197
Passing Yardage: Huntington 0, Parkersburg 84
PHS Individual Statistics
Rushing – Karson Snyder 15-105, Zack Blosser 8-33, Zavion Peacock 6-16, Dakoda Sims 4-22, Noah Weaver 4-13, Jarrid Winters 2-5, Jaden Lecario 1-3.
Passing – Snyder 7-13-1 84 yards
Receiving – Blosser 2-16, Sims 2-8, Easton Martin 1-40,  Weaver 1-8, Anthony White 1-12.
Defense – Peacock, interception & fumble recovery; Alex Lott, fumble recovery; Graham Nesselrode, 2 forced fumbles, blocked punt, sack, 2 tackles for loss; Chance Rawson, interception; Tyler Lawrentz, 1 TFL; Kendall Leary, 2 TFL.
Next Game – host George Washington, Oct. 27.


Little Reds Win Rain-Shortened Game 19-0 to Remain Undefeated On Season

The PHS junior varsity remained undefeated with a 19-0 victory over host South Charleston in a game halted at halftime due to bad weather. Rylan Hamilton, Karson Snyder and Zavian Peacock all ran for touchdowns in the first half for the Little Reds, now 4-0 on the year with a game next week at Beckley Woodrow Wilson.

Davey McNemar led the defense in its shutout effort with two sacks.

Parkersburg (4-0)              6             13           -              19          
South Charleston              0             0             -              0          
*-second half cancelled due to weather
P – Rylan Hamilton 50 run (kick failed) 9:09 1st
P – Karson Snyder 16 run (kick failed) 8:28 2nd
P – Zavian Peacock 8 run (Chase Minnite kick) 5:28 2nd
Statistics – Parkersburg 119 yards rushing, 47 passing; South Charleston 1 yard rushing, 94 passing.
Parkersburg leaders – Rushing: Snyder 8-49, Hamilton 3-42, Peacock 3-19, Zach Blosser 2-9. Passing: Snyder 4-8-1 47 yards. Receiving: Peacock 2-5, Easton Martin 2-42. Defense: Davey McNemar 2 sacks, Henry Hickman 1 sack, Joel Carty fumble recovery.
Next Game – PHS at Beckley Woodrow Wilson Oct. 13.


Jayvees Win 3rd Straight Game

Holding Capital to minus 17 yards on the ground and only 96 yards and four first downs for the game, the PHS jayvees won their straight game game Monday night with a 13-0 victory over the visiting Cougars.

The Little Reds scored on the second play of the game on a 25 yard pass from Karson Snyder to Rylan Hamilton and tacked on an insurance touchdown on an 11 yard pass from Snyder to Easton Martin in the second period. However, that second TD wasn't really needed since Capital never threatened in the game, advancing only as far as the PHS 19 yard line one time.

A big kickoff return by Dakoda Sims set up the first score while the second came at the end of a seven-play, 61 yard drive that was highlighted by Snyder passes of 27 yards to Hamilton and 17 yards to Zach Blosser. Martin hauled in the TD pass when he out-leaped the defender in the back of the end zone with 2:06 left in the first half.

Snyder finished with 11 completions in 13 attempts for 194 yards and also ran for 54 yards on 14 attempts. He had five different targets as Hamilton caught three for 47 yards, Zach Blosser 3-49, Easton Martin 2-29, Sims 1-30 and Joel Carty 1-12.

Defensively, Issiah Gossett and Alex Lott had five tackles each while Davey McNemar had five. Gossett had a sack and a fumble recovery while Hamilton came up with an interception.

Junior Varsity Football
Capital                            0        0        0        0        -         0       
Parkersburg (3-0)          7        6        0        0        -         13     
P – Rylan Hamilton 25 pass from Karson Snyder (Chase Minnite kick), 9:05 1st
P – Easton Martin 11 pass from Snyder (kick failed) 2:06 2nd
Team Statistics
First Downs - Capital 4, PHS 17
Rushes-Yardage – Capital 14-(minus 17), PHS 36-79  
Passing Yardage – Capital 113, PHS 194
PC-PA-INT – Capital 8-17-1, PHS 11-14-0
Total Plays-Yards – Capital 31-96, PHS 50-273
Punts-Average – Capital 4-24.3, PHS 1-30
Fumbles-Lost – Capital 1-1, PHS 3-2
Penalties – Capital 6-67, PHS 0-0
Individual Leaders
Rushing – Capital: none with plus yardage; PHS: Karson Snyder 14-54, Rylan Hamilton 4-39, Jarrid Winters 7-24.
Passing – Capital: James Knox 8 of 17 for 113 yards (1 interception); PHS: Snyder 11 of 13 for 194 yards.
Receiving – Capital: Quaido McNabb 3-48, Dijon Stokes 2-36, Antwon Davis 2-22, Collin Pierce 1-7. PHS: Hamilton 3-47, Zach Blosser 3-49, Easton Martin 2-29, Dakoda Sims 1-30, Joel Carty 1-12.
Defense – PHS: Hamilton 3 tackles (1 interception), Issiah Gossett 6 tackles (1 FBR), Alex Lott 6 tackles, Davey McNemar 5 tackles.
Next Game: PHS hosts Marietta on Sept. 29.

Jayvees Crush Cabell Midland 53-8

ONA - Big plays, including two interception returns for scores, powered the PHS jayvees to a 53-8 win here Monday night.

Now 2-0, the jayvees got pick six plays from Easton Martin and Rylan Hamilton, who also both caught a touchdown pass from Karson Snyder. Snyder scored two touchdowns himself in just his second game ever as a quarterback. Dakoda Sims and Graham Nesselrode also scored for the Little Reds, who led 27-2 at the half.
Sept. 14 at Ona, WV
Parkersburg (2-0)                   20        7          0          26        -           53
Cabell Midland.....                    0        2          0          6          -          8         
P – Easton Martin 41 interception return (kick failed) 8:00 1st
P – Karson Snyder 2 run (Chase Minnite kick) 4:05 1st
P – Rylan Hamilton 77 pass from Snyder (Minnite kick) 0:00 1st
CM – Safety, tackled quarterback in end zone, 4:23 2nd
P – Martin 15 pass from Snyder (Minnite kick) 1:39 2nd
P – Snyder 59 run (Minnite kick) 9:06 4th
P – Hamilton 75 interception return (kick blocked) 7:16 4th
P – Dakoda Sims 46 run (Minnite kick) 5:16 4th
CM – Cole Sowards 5 run (run failed) 4:07 4th
P – Graham Nesselrode 77 run (kick failed) 3:26 4th
Team Statistics
Passing Yards – PHS 162 (4-5-1), CM 26
Rushing – PHS 175, CM 256
Individual Statistics
PHS passing: Snyder 4 of 5 for 162 yards (1 interception); PHS rushing: Zavian Peacock 5-7, Snyder 6-55, Nesselrode 1-77, Zach Blosser 2-0, Jaden Lacaria 1-(-11), Jarid Winters 2-(-3), Dakoda Sims 2-50; PHS Receiving: Martin 2-35, Hamilton 1-77, Blosser 1-50. Defense – PHS: Martin 2 interceptions, Hamilton interception, Roger Wright interception, Isaiah Gossett 10 tackles (4 for loss), Davey McNemar, Ethan Farinash. Jesse McGrew FBR, Nesselrode FBR.

Snyder Passes PHS Over Warren, 26-6

Karson Snyder, playing his first ever game at quarterback, led the Big Red jayvees to a 26-6 win over visiting Warren by throwing for 196 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing.

Snyder completed eight of 10 passes and ran the ball 14 times for 38 yards in his first endeavor as a signal caller. Easton Martin caught four of the passes for 111 yards and a 45 yard touchdown while Rylan Hamilton caught a 50 yard TD bomb from Snyder. Jarrid Winters and Graham Nesselrode had touchdown runs for PHS in their jayvee opener.

Defensively, PHS did not allow a score as Warren's only points came on a punt return. Led by Kendall Leary's 10 tackles, the Big Reds gave up just two first downs and only 27 yards in total offense to the Warriors.

A 41 yard pass from Snyder to Martin set up the game's first TD, a 19 yard run up the middle by Winters early in the second quarter.

Warren answered with the punt return TD by Alex Mills to cut the lead to 7-6 but Snyder found Hamilton on the next offensive play by PHS for a 50 yard TD play. On the ensuing kickoff, Dakoda Sims recovered a fumble and three plays later Snyder and Martin hooked up again, this time for a touchdown that made it 19-6 at the half.

PHS fumbled away two scoring chances in the second half before finally reaching the end zone again on Nesselrode's 13 yard run with just under two minutes left to play.

Warren Local JV           0        6        0        0        -         6       
Parkersburg JV             0        19      0        7        -         26
P – Jarrid Winters 19 run (Chase Minnite kick) 7:43 2nd
W – Alex Mills 50 punt return (pass failed) 1:53 2nd
P – Rylan Hamilton 50 pass from Karson Snyder (kick failed) 1:38 2nd
P – Easton Martin 45 pass from Snyder (run failed) 0:39 2nd
P – Graham Nesselrode 13 run (Minnite kick) 1:54 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Warren 2, PHS 14; Rushes-Yardage – Warren 19-7, PHS 37-93; Passing Yardage – Warren 20, PHS 196; PC-PC-INT – Warren 3-12-0, PHS 8-10-0; Punts-Average – Warren 5-27.6, PHS 3-34.7;  Fumbles-Lost – Warren 4-2, PHS 3-3; Penalties-Yardage – Warren 4-24, PHS 7-60.
Individual Leaders
Rushing -  Warren: Bryce Gandee 3-7, Tanner Wriston 6-14, Jake Davis 6-(-11), Alex Mills 2-1; PHS: Jarrid Winters 7-25, Easton Martin 2-22, Karson Snyder 14-38, Zach Blosser 5-(-1), Graham Nesselrode 8-17, Zavian Peacock 1-(-2), Rylan Hamilton 1-11.
Passing – Warren: Gandee 3-12-0 20; PHS: Snyder 8-10-0 196.
Receiving – Warren: Bishop Ford 1-14, Michael Smith 1-4, Mills 1-2; PHS: Blosser 3-35, Martin 4-111, Hamilton 1-50.
Tackle Leaders – PHS: Kendall Leary 10 (2 sacks), Davey McNemar 6 (2 PBU, 1 FBR), Nesselrode 5 (1 PBU), Henry Hickman 5, Ethan Farinash 5, Issiah Gossett 5, Dakoda Sims (1 FBR), Peacock 4 (1 PBU), Jesse McGrew 4, Roger Wright 4, Max Turner 4.
Next Game – at Cabell Midland Sept. 15

2014 Junior Varsity Schedule

Sept. 1 - Warren (Oh).............Win 26-6

Sept. 15 - at Cabell Midland.....Win 53-8

Sept. 22 - Capital....................Win 13-0

Sept. 29 - Marietta (Oh)............CXLD

Oct. 6 - at South Charleston.......Win 19-0

Oct. 13 - at Woodrow Wilson......CXLD

Oct. 18 - Huntington.................Win 17-6

Oct. 27 - George Washington.......Win 13-7

Nov. 3 - at Riverside...................Win 20-8

Nov. 6 - at Parkersburg South.......CXLD


Freshman Football

Freshmen Fall To Spring Valley 32-6

The injury-riddle PHS freshman football team closed its season with a 32-6 loss to visiting Spring Valley despite outstanding defensive efforts by Tyee Gibson and Elijah Hearn.

Gibson, who scored the only PHS touchdown on a 41 yard reception from end-turned-quarterback Nathaniel Steed, led the way with 14 tackles while Hearn contributed 11 stops.

9th Grade Football
Spring Valley                       6          8          0          18       -           32      
Parkersburg (3-3-1)           0          0          0          6          -           6
SV – Owen Porter 4 pass from Derek Johnson (pass failed) 6:26 1st
SV – Johnson 5 run (Porter run) 1:20 2nd
SV – Damien McBride 3 run (run failed) 9:53 4th
SV – Porter 58 run (kick failed) 5:08 4th
P – Tyee Gibson 41 pass from Nathaniel Steed (run failed) 3:52 4th
SV – McBride 36 run (run failed) 1:31 4th

Team Statistics

First Downs - Spring Valley 12, PHS 6

Rushing Yardage - Spring Valley 34-252, PHS 29-67

Passing Yardage - Spring Valley 75, PHS 70

Punts - Spring Valley 1-13, PHS 3-31.3

Fumbles-Lost - Spring Valley 1-0, PHS 3-1

Penalties - Spring Valley 11-65, PHS 3-25

Individual Leaders

Rushing - Spring Valley: Owen Porter 11-95, Derek Johnson 3-12, Josh Pennington 2-11, Damien McBride 16-141, Ryan Bailey 2-(-7). PHS: Zion Atkinson 12-72, Tyee Gibson 4-3, Nathaniel Steed 9-(-10), Cameron Day 1-1, Darohn Barber 3-1.

Passing - Spring Valley: Johnson 5-11-0 75 yards; PHS: Steed 4-11-1 70.

Receiving - Spring Valley: Porter 3-16, Pennington 20-59; PHS: Gibson 2-46, Atkinson 1-15, Gavin Perkins 1-9. Defense - PHS: Gibson 14 tackles, Elijah Hearn 11 tackles, Gavin Perkins 9 tackles, Matthew Eichorn 1 interception.

Dailey, Steed Connect To Pace 14-7 Win

Seth Dailey and Nathaniel Steed hooked up on two long touchdown passes to lead the PHS freshmen to a 14-7 win over host Warren.

Pass plays covering 47 and 65 yards from Dailey to Steed and a two-point conversion run led the Little Reds to their third win of the season against one loss and a tie.

9th Grade Football
Warren ...                    0         7         0         0         -         7
Parkersburg (3-1-1)    0        14        0         0         -         14

P- Nathaniel Steed 47 pass from Seth Dailey (Zion Atkinson run) 9:08 2nd

W - quarterback 4 run (kick good) 4:49 2nd

P - Steed 65 pass from Dailey (run failed) 4:00 2nd


Freshmen Top Bridgeport 22-12
Seth Dailey hit Nathaniel Steed with a 25 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to secure a 22-12 Parkersburg victory over visiting Bridgeport in a freshman football game played Oct. 2.
The PHS frosh got on the board first with an 18 yard run by Tyee Gibson in the first quarter and Zion Atkinson added a six yard scoring run and two two-point conversions for the winners, who will travel to Warren on Oct. 9 in a recently scheduled game.
9th Grade Football
Bridgeport                   6         0         6         0         -         12
Parkersburg (2-1-1)    8         0         6         8         -         22
P – Tyee Gibson 18 run (Zion Atkinson run)
B – 8 run (ep fail)
P – Atkinson 6 run (ep fail)
B – 4 run (ep fail)
P – Nathaniel Steed 25 pass from Seth Dailey (Atkinson run)


Frosh Fall To Park Patriots 20-14

Parkersburg's freshman football team suffered its first defeat of the season Wednesday night, but did not go down without a fight as they dropped a 20-14 heart-breaker to undefeated (4-0) Wheeling Park.

Wheeling Park scored in each of the first three quarters while the PHS 9th graders got two long passes for their scores. Tyee Gibson went 70 yards in the first quarter and Nathaniel Steed hauled in a 62 yard scoring pass in the third quarter to account for the PHS points.

The Big Red frosh threatened two other times, moving to the Park seven yard line late in the second quarter only to run out of downs and with six minutes to play in the game the home team drove to the 16 yard line but again threw an incomplete pass on fourth down.

Outstanding on defense for PHS was Elijah Hearn, Steven Hickel, Steed and Gibson.

Freshman Football
Wheeling Park (4-0)        8             6             6             0             -              20
Parkersburg (1-1-1)         6             0             8             0             -              14
WP – Rennie Clark 10 run (John Nash run)
P – Tyee Gibson 70 pass from Seth Dailey (run failed)
WP – Logan Tucker 50 run (pass failed)
WP – Nash 2 run (pass failed) 1:26 3rd
P – Nathaniel Steed 62 pass from Dailey (Zion Atkinson run) 0:15 3rd
Next Game – PHS hosts Bridgeport Thurdsay, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m.


Freshmen Hang On To Beat Hurricane 22-20

Parkersburg's freshman football team built a 22-0 lead through two and a half quarters but then had to hang on to defeat visiting Hurricane 22-20 Wednesday night at Stadium Field.

The Little Reds did not secure the victory until forcing three straight incomplete Hurricane passes in the final seconds with the ball on their own 31 yard line. The Redskins had scored three times in the fourth quarter, the final with 1:54 remaining on a 54 yard run by the quarterback, to pull within two points. But the would-be tying conversion attempt was thwarted when Nathaniel Steed batted the ball away in the back of the end zone.

Steed, who broke up two other passes on the night, also scored a touchdown on a 48 yard pass reception from Seth Dailey in the middle of the third quarter and caught two other passes during the game for a total of 69 receiving yards.

The PHS 9th graders scored first on the first play of the second quarter when Tyee Gibson reached the end zone from eight yards out to cap a 48 yard drive. Gibson had a 22 yard run and an 11 yard reception on the drive.

Zion Atkinson had the other touchdown on a four yard run with 2:43 left before the half. He also had a 16 yard run on the five play drive which covered 43 yards. The freshman fullback ran for two of the two point conversions.

Elijah Hearn led the defense with 14 tackles from his linebacker position.

9th Grade Football
Hurricane                    0          0          0          20        -           20
Parkersburg (1-0-1)    0          16        6          0          -           22
P – Tyee Gibson 8 run (Zion Atkinson run) 9:51 2nd
P – Atkinson 4 run (Atkinson run) 2:43 2nd
P – Nathaniel Steed 48 pass from Seth Dailey (run failed) 4:57 3rd
H – Jake Fletcher 27 pass from Dylan Hunter (pass failed) 9:52 4th
H – Fletcher 8 pass from Hunter (Fletcher pass from Hunter) 7:01 4th
H – Hunter 54 run (pass failed) 1:54 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Hurricane 9, PHS 9
Rushes-Yardage – Hurricane 29-134, PHS 30-74
Passing Yardage – Hurricane 114, PHS 102
PC-PA-INT – Hurricane 8-25-1, PHS 6-11-1
Punts – Hurricane 2-28.5, PHS 3-29.3
Fumbles-Lost – Hurricane 0-0, PHS 5-2
Penalties – Hurricane 6-49, PHS 5-28
PHS Individual Leaders
Rushing: Tyee Gibson 8-30, Zion Atkinson 8-30. Passing: Seth Dailey 6 of 11 (1 int) for 102 yards. Receiving: Nathaniel Steed 3-69. Defense: Elijah Hearn 14 tackles, James Hickel 6 tackles, Gavin Perkins 6 tackles, Steed 3 tackles & 3 passed broken up, Gibson 5 tackles.
Next Game – PHS hosts Wheeling Park on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.


Frosh Tie Cabell Midland, 22-22

ONA - Tyee Gibson broke loose for a 40 yard touchdown run with 1:45 remaining in the game and Seth Dailey ran for the tying two-point conversion as Parkersburg's freshman football team opened its season with a 22-22 tie with host Cabell Midland.

The PHS gridders scored first on a 36 yard run by Zion Atkinson with Gibson getting the conversion and held a 14-6 halftime lead after Dailey threw a 28 yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Steed in the second quarter.

9th Grade Football
Parkersburg.....      8             6             0             8         -          22
Cabell Midland.....  6             0             0             16       -          22
P – Zion Atkinson 36 run (Tyee Gibson run)
CM – Fumble recovery in end zone (conversion failed)
P – Nathaniel Steed 28 pass from Seth Dailey (run failed)
CM – touchdown (conversion good)
CM – touchdown (conversion good)
P – Gibson 40 run (Seth Dailey run), 1:45 4th

2014 9th Grade Schedule

Sept. 4 - at Cabell Midland..........Tie 22-22

Sept. 17 - Hurricane...................Win 22-20

Sept. 24 - Wheeling Park.............Lost 14-20

Oct. 2 - Bridgeport......................Win 22-12

Oct. 9 - at Warrren.......................Win 14-7

Oct. 15 - at Wheeling Park.............Lost 0-34

Oct. 23 - Spring Valley..................Lost 6-32


2013 Jayvee Results

Martin Leads Big Red JVs Over South, 22-8

Easton Martin ran for one touchdown and caught a pass for another to lead the Parkersburg freshman dominated junior varsity team to a 22-8 win over a similar team from Parkersburg South.
Parkersburg South                        .0          0          8          0          -           8
Parkersburg                                    8          0          0          14       -           22
P – Rylan Hamilton 4 run (Bradley Craig run) 5:35 1st
S – Will Varner 12 pass from Brandon Hall (Zach Thompson run) 2:58 3rd
P – Easton Martin 14 run (Craig run) 9”07 4th
P – Martin 32 pass from Craig (run failed) 3:50 4th
Team Statistics
Rushing – South 37-101, PHS 30-147
Passing – South 5-11 23 yds, PHS 2-4 55 yards
Individual Leaders
Rushing – South: Zach Thompson 12-59, Jack Raitz 12-22; PHS: Craig 6-66, Graham Nesselrode 14-35, Martin 5-24.
Passing – South: Hall 4-9 16 yds; PHS: Craig 2-4 55 yds.
Receiving – South: Varner 3-15. PHS: Martin 2-55.
Defense – South: Ryan Jackson FBR, Raitz FBR, Garret Wolfe; PHS: Craig INT, Roger Wright INT, Nesselrode sack, Corey Richards sack, Brydon Ott, Karson Snyder, Davey McNemar.

Jayvees Blank Beckley 34-0

Noah Weaver ran for three touchdowns as the junior varsity Big Reds won their second game in a row and turned in another stellar defensive effort by holding visiting Beckley Woodrow Wilson to minus seven yards in total offense.

While Weaver scored on runs of five, one and one yards and rushed for 73 yards on 12 carries, Ethan Airhart ran for one touchdown and 80 yards on 10 carries and completed eight of 10 passes for another 68 yards and a touchdown to Easton Martin.

But it was the defense, led by freshman Tyler Lawrentz along with Tyler Greathouse and Zac Perry that was the highlight of game by limiting Beckley to minus seven yards on the ground and no completions with two interceptions (by Martin and Jarrid Winters) through the air. Beckley ran just 12 plays in the first half for minus 24 yards and one first down and in the second half managed to run just 10 plays for 17 yards and, again, just one first down. Just six Beckley plays produced positive yardage.

Taking over the ball in the middle of the first quarter after Winters' interception, the PHS jayvees proceeded to put together a classic drive, going 80 yards on a whopping 19 plays to score on Airhart's five yard run with 4:08 left before the half. The 10-minute drive saw Weaver and Dakoda Sims do a lot of the rushing work while Airhart hit Joel Carty for two completions for 17 yards on the drive.

PHS scored twice more in the second period as a fumble recovery by Jesse McGrew on the Beckley five yard line set up Weaver's first score and an 18 yard pass from Airhart to Martin got the second with 22 seconds remaining before the half.

Airhart engineered another nice drive in the third quarter, going 67 yards on "just" 12 plays with Weaver getting TD number two while the final TD came on a nine play, 82-yard possession with Sims, Airhart and Weaver all getting big runs.

Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 14 at Stadium Field
Beckley Woodrow Wilson      0        0       0        0        -        0
Parkersburg Jayvees              0       20      6        8        -        34
P – Ethan Airhart 5 run (pass failed) 4:08 2nd
P – Noah Weaver 5 run (pass failed) 3:04 2nd
P – Easton Martin 18 pass from Airhart (Dakoda Sims run) 0:22 2nd
P – Weaver 1 run (pass failed) 1:23 3rd
P – Weaver 1 run (Joel Carty pass from Airhart) 0:30 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Beckley 2, PHS 16; Rushes-Yardages – Beckley 19-(-7), PHS 43-210; Passing Yards – Beckley 0, PHS 68; PC-PA-INT – Beckley 0-3-2, PHS 8-10-0; Total Plays-Yards - Beckley 22-(-7), PHS 53-278. Fumbles-Lost – Beckley 1-0, PHS 2-1. Punts-Average – Beckley 4-31.3, PHS 1-31; Penalties-Yards – Beckley 5-30, PHS 7-51.
PHS Individual Leaders
Rushing – Ethan Airhart 10-80, Noah Weaver 12-73, Dakoda Sims 5-55, Zach Blosser 5-11. Passing – Airhart 8 of 10 for 68 yards. Receiving – Easton Martin 2-21,  Joel Carty 2-17, Sims 2-8, Andre Lebo 1-18, Isiah Gossett 1-4.   Defense: Tyler Lawrentz 7 tackles, Tyler Greathouse 5 tackles, Zac Perry 5 tackles, Martin interception, Jarrid Winters interception, Jesse McGrew fumble recovery.

PHS Jayvees 24, S. Charleston 2

Zach Blosser, Ethan Airhart and Dakoda Sims scored touchdowns in the first quarter within a span of less than four minutes to power the Parkersburg jayvees to a 24-2 win over visiting South Charleston on Oct. 7.

South Charleston went for it on fourth down on their first two possessions inside their own 40 yard line and PHS came up with the stop both times to set up quick scores on runs of 32 and 35 yards by Blosser and Airhart. Then a fumble recovery by Jesse McGrew gave PHS the ball back on the South Charleston 10 yard line and three plays later Sims scored. Josh Roney, who kicked the second extra point, added a 25 yard field goal in the second quarter and after that the Big Red defense made it stand up for the victory.

With Tyler Greathouse leading the way, the PHS defense held South Charleston to minus 24 yards on the ground. Sims had a fumble recovery and an interception for the winners, who got 46 yards rushing from Noah Weaver.

Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 7 at Stadium Field
South Charleston          0        0        0        2        -        2
Parkersburg JV            21      3        0        0        -        24
P – Zach Blosser 32 run (run failed) 6:00 1st
P – Ethan Airhart 10 run (Josh Roney kick) 4:34 1st
P – Dakoda Sims 8 run (Nick Johnson run)  1:58 1st
P – Roney 25 field goal, 7:27 2nd
SC – Safety, punter tackled in end zone, 8:59 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – SC 5, PHS 9
Rushes-Yardage – SC 19-(-5), PHS 34-140
Passing Yardage – SC 110, PHS 38
PA-PC-INT – SC 26-12-1, PHS 12-6-1
Fumbles Lost – SC 3, PHS 1
PHS Individual Leaders – Rushing: Noah Weaver 12-46, Dakoda Sims 9-34, Zach Blosser 6-33, Ethan Airhart 7-28. Passing: Airhart 6 of 12 for 38 yards (1 int). Receiving: Justin Walker 2-24, Sims 2-12. Tackles: Tyler Greathouse 10,  Alex Lott 6. Fumble Recoveries: Sims, Jesse McGrew, Kendall Leary. Interception: Sims.

Marietta 12, PHS Jayvees 6

Parkersburg’s junior varsity staged a furious fourth quarter rally but came up two yards short Monday night at Don Drum Field in Marietta as the host Tigers held on for a 12-6 victory.
Marietta scored in the first and third quarter, the second on a 79 yard breakaway run by Aaron Elliott.
After the second score PHS drove from its own 37 to the Marietta two yard line behind the running and passing of Ethan Airhart but on fourth down the PHS freshman signal caller was stopped on a keeper around left end. Airhart had runs of 12 and 22 yards on the drive and completed passes of five and six yards to Zach Blosser and Noah Weaver.
Two plays later Hunter Fiore recovered a Marietta fumble on the Tigers’ 12 yard line and three plays later Airhart threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Dakoda Sims with 6:04 left in the game to cut the margin to 12-6.
With 2:09 left in the game, PHS got the ball back but could only reach midfield before running out of downs.
Airhart, Weaver and Sims were the workhorses on the ground for PHS with 90, 50 and 40 yards rushing respectively.
Defensively, Joel Carty had eight tackles and two fumble recoveries while Hunter Fiore had six stops including a sack to go with a fumble recovery. Tyler Greathouse had six tackles and a sack while Nick Johnson had five tackles and an interception.
Parkersburg  JV                     0              0              0              6              -              6
Marietta  JV                           6              0              6              0              -              12
M – Trent Dawson 10 run (ep failed)
M – Aaron Elliott 79 run (pass failed)
P – Dakoda Sims 20 pass from Ethan Airhart (run failed)


The PHS jayvee football team lost to visiting Cabell Midland 46-0 on Sept. 16.

Noah Weaver was the leading rusher for PHS with 40 yards while freshman quarterback Ethan Airhart ran for 30 and passed for 50 yards. The home team defense recovered three fumbles.


A defensive struggle at Brooke saw the PHS junior varsity come out on the short end of an 8-6 score in their season opener. The Big Reds scored on a fumble recovery return by Isiah Gossett and Brooke scored on its first possession. Neither team could reach the end zone after that.


2013 9th Grade

Bridgeport Runs Past PHS Frosh, 38-12

Hayden Miller and Nick Muller each ran for over 100 yards to lead Bridgeport to a 38-12 win over visiting Parkersburg.

Miller had two touchdowns and 120 yards on 21 carries while Muller had one TD and gained 113 yards on 24 attempts.

Parkersburg's touchdowns came on a 71 yard kickoff return by Graham Nesselrode and a return of a blocked punt by Corey Richards.

Parkersburg (4-4)         6        0      6        0      -        12
Bridgeport ..........        8      24      6        0      -        38
P - Graham Nesselrode 71 kickoff return (run failed)

B - Nick Muller 15 run (Hayden Miller run)

B - Miller 3 run (Jarrod Massie pass from Miller)

B - Andrew Barker 7 run (Barker pass from Gordon Swiger)

B - Barker 9 run (Miller run)

P - Corey Richards 8 return of blocked punt (run failed)

B - Miller 12 run (run failed)

Team Statistics - Rushing: Parkersburg 67, Bridgeport 260; Passing: Parkersburg 0, Bridgeport 15.

PHS Leaders - Rushing: Bryce Skinner 3-42, Bradley Craig 7-19, Nathan Knotts 2-14. Passing: Craig 0-5-1 0. Defense: Brydon Ott, Jack Netzley.

Craig Accounts For 4 TDs In Loss

Quarterback Bradley Craig accounted for four touchdowns, two rushing and two passing, but the Parkersburg freshman dropped a 52-28 decision to host Spring Valley.

Craig passed for 92 yards and ran for 80 more while Karson Snyder caught four passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (4-3)         0        12      0        16      -        28
Spring Valley (5-0)       14      16      8        14      -        52
SV – Stull 5 run (Adkins run)
SV – Adkins 35 run (pass failed)
P – Bradley Craig 12 run (run failed)
SV – Morrone 5 run (Locklear run)
SV – Locklear 5 run (Wellman pass from Booth)
P – Karson Snyder 3 pass from Craig (run failed)
SV – Stambaugh 6 pass from Booth (Booth run)
SV – Booth 22 run (Stull run)
P – Snyder 18 pass from Craig (Zavian Peacock run)
SV – Adkins 24 run (pass failed)
P – Craig 27 run (Snyder pass from Craig)
Team Statistics
Rushing – SV 329, PHS 80. Passing – SV 30, PHS 92
PHS Individual Leaders
Rushing – Craig 8-80. Passing – Craig 6-15-1 92. Receiving – Snyder 4-73.
Defense – Chance Rawson interception, Roger Wright & Corey Richards sacks.

Hamilton Leads Freshman Rout

Rylan Hamilton touched the ball three times and scored three touchdowns to lead the PHS freshmen to a 58-30 rout of Athens Wednesday night.

Zavian Peacock added a pair of scores as the home team built a 50-12 lead and coasted to their fourth victory in six tries in the clock-shortened contest.

Athens                            ........6        6        0        18      -        30
Parkersburg (4-2)                   22      14      14      ..8        -        58
P – Rylan Hamilton 5 run (Bradley Craig run) 8:23 1st
A – 35 pass (run failed) 4:27 1st
P – Hamilton 64 run (Nathan Knotts run) 3:30 1st
P – Zavian Peacock 3 run (run failed) 3:01 1st
A – 3 run (pass failed) 7:42 2nd
P – Hamilton 80 pass from Craig (Knotts run ) 7:24 2nd
P – Peacock 38 run (run failed) 3:03 2nd
P – Knotts 4 run (pass failed) 6:02 3rd
P – Chance Rawson 5 run (Knotts run) 1:03 3rd
A – 56 run (pass failed) 4:48 4th
A – 59 run (pass failed) 3:04 4th
P – Karson Snyder 18 run (Knotts run) 1:37 4th
A – 55 pass (no PAT attempt) 0:00 4th
Team Statistics – Rushing: Athens 259, PHS 21- 231. Passing: Athens 146, PHS 120.
PHS Individual Leaders – Rushing: Zavian Peacock 5-87, Rylan Hamilton 2-69, Bryce Skinner 4-20, Karson Snyder 2-18, Bradley Craig 3-14. Passing: Craig 2 of 2 for 120 yards, Hamilton 0 of 1 (1 int.). Receiving: Hamilton 1-80, Snyder 1-40. Defense: Blaine Thornburg and Rawson (1 int.); Aaron Life (1 FBR),  Dave McNemar, Corey Richards and Cory Goodnight were also standouts on defense.

9th Graders Fall To Hurricane 13-8
Parkersburg’s freshman football team dropped its second game of the year as visiting Hurricane held on for a 13-8 victory. The Redskins scored in the first quarter on a long run and in the fourth quarter on a 30 yard pass. The only points for PHS came on a nine yard pass from Bradley Craig to Rylan Hamilton with 2:17 left in the contest.
Hurricane            7              0              0              6              -              13
Parkersburg        0              0              0              8              -              8
H – McDougle 55 run (Jackson kick) :50 1st
H – Lucas 30 pass from Plumley (kick failed) 9:52 4th
P – Rylan Hamilton 9 pass from Bradley Craig (Easton Martin run) 2:17 4th
Team Stats – Rushing: Hurricane 146, PHS 131. Passing: Hurricane 30, PHS 50
PHS Individual Leaders – Rushing: Rylan Hamilton 8-41, Easton Martin 9-41, Bradley Craig 9-39, Nathan Knotts 4-10. Passing: Craig 1-8-1 9 yards, Martin 1-2-0 41 yards. Receiving: Craig 1-41, Hamilton 1-9.

Freshmen Bounce Visiting Ripley 58-0

Six different players reached the end zone against visiting Ripley as the Big Red 9th graders raised their record to 3-1 with a 58-0 romp over the Vikings.

Karson Snyder scored two touchdowns and caught two two-point conversion passes while Nathan Knotts also had two TDs to lead the way for PHS.

Others scoring touchdowns for the home team were Rylan Hamilton, Bradley Craig, Zavian Peacock and Easton Martin. Bryce Skinner had two two-point conversions and Wes Cox caught a two-point conversion.

Frosh Fall At Ridgewood (O.) 21-16

The Parkersburg freshmen suffered their first loss of the year as they traveled to Ridgewood (O.) and came out on the short end of a 21-16 score.

Bradley Craig threw two touchdown passes to Easton Martin while Rylan Hamilton added both two point conversions and ran for over 150 yards for the Big Red 9th graders.

Freshmen Go To 2-0 With 36-14 Win Over South

Easton Martin and Rylan Hamilton each scored a pair of touchdowns as the Big Red freshmen rolled to a 36-14 win over host Parkersburg South.

Quarterback Bradley Craig threw for one score and 105 yards while also rushing for 114 yards on 11 carries. PHS had 367 total yards to 164 for South, which scored twice in the second period.

Defensively for PHS, Peacock and Karson Snyder recovered fumbles while the leading tacklers were Chance Rawson, Tyler Lawrence, Roger Wright, Snyder and Peacock.

9th Grade Football
At Erickson All-Sports Facility
Parkersburg (2-0)                   10      18      0        8        -        36
Park. South  (0-2)                   0        14      0        0        -        14
P – Safety, South quarterback fumbled out of end zone, 3:32 1st
P – Easton Martin 36 pass from Bradley Craig (Cam White run) 1:16 1st
P – Zavian Peacock 30 run (pass failed) 9:10 2nd
S – Jack Raitz 2 run (Hunter Delong run) 6:22 2nd
P – Rylan Hamilton 10 run (run failed) 4:06 2nd
P – Martin 14 run (run failed) 1:22 2nd
S – Keegan Cool 37 pass from Will Varner (run failed) 0:22 2nd
P – Hamilton 11 run (Craig run) 5:02 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – PHS 15, South 9
Rushes-Yardage – PHS 37-262, South 26-107
Passing Yardage – PHS 105, South 57
PC-PA-INT – PHS 4-7-0, South 3-8-0
Total Plays-Yards – PHS 44-367, South 34-164
Fumbles-Lost – PHS 5-0, South 5-3
Punts-Average – PHS 2-29.5, South 3-22.7
Penalties-Yards – PHS 15-117, South 3-24
Individual Leaders
Rushing – PHS: Bradley Craig 11-114, Easton Martin 4-20, Zavian Peacock 8-25, Bryce Skinner 3-12, Rylan Hamilton 8-65; South: Jack Raitz 11-73, Hunter Delong 4-33, Alex Villasenor 2-9.
Passing – PHS: Craig 4 of 7 for 105 yards;  South: Will Varner 2 of 5 for 37, Nyle Sams 1 of 3 for 20 yards.
Receiving – PHS: Karson Snyder 2-47, Easton Martin 1-36, Rylan Hamilton 1-22; Kegan Cool 1-37, Nyle Sams 1-20.


Frosh Open With 38-24 Win Over CM

ONA - Easton Martin and Rylan Hamilton scored two touchdowns each while Bradley Craig threw for one score and ran for another as the PHS freshman football team opened its season with a 38-24 win over host Cabell Midland here Sept. 5.

9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (1-0 )        0      20      12       6      -        38
Cabell Midland (0-1)    6       0        0      18      -        24
Parkersburg Scoring
Easton Martin TD reception from Bradley Craig (Craig run)
Craig TD run
Martin TD run
Rylan Hamilton TD run
Hamilton kickoff return TD
Zavian Peacock TD run

Defensive Leaders – Martin, Rawson, Craig interceptions;  Corey Richards

Freshmen Scrimmage Against Morgantown

The Big Red freshman team tuned up for its season opener with a controlled scrimmage Aug. 28 against Morgantown.

Easton Martin ran for one TD and caught a pass from Bradley Craig for another while Zavian Peacock ran for a pair of scores in the 10-play portion of the workout. Bryce Skinner also ran for a TD while Karson Snyder had an interception on defense as PHS held Morgantown out of the end zone during the extended portion of the scrimmage. During the goal-line situation part of the workout, Morgantown scored twice.



Junior Varsity Football (Freshman recaps at bottom of page)

Parkersburg's jayvees gave up two touchdown passes and squandered three scoring opportunities in dropping their second game of the season to the South jayvees, this time by a 16-0 score.

Dylan Richards had 72 yards rushing and 25 receiving for PHS, which got 129 yards passing from Trevor Woodyard, who completed 14 of 23 passes with Thomas Martin catching four for 33 yards while Jordan Colebank caught three for 42 yards. J.D. Barnette and Charley Conley were outstanding on defense with 11 and 10 tackles respectively.

Oct. 8 at Erickson All-Sports Facility
Parkersburg JV             0       0        0        0       -        0
Parkersburg South JV 6       0        0        10      -        16
PS – Trevor Boot 37 pass from Garrett Gilkeson (run failed) 3:50 1st
PS – Safety, blocked punt in end zone recovered by PHS, 9:50 4th
PS – Cody Boggs 20 pass from Gilkeson (Boggs pass from Gilkeson) 6:06 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – PHS 10, South 11
Rushes-Yardage – PHS 23-63, South 28-153
Passing Yardage – PHS 129, South 112
Total Plays-Yardage – PHS 46-192, South 41-265
PC-PA-Int – PHS 14-23-0, South 7-13-1
Punts-Average – PHS 2-16.0, South 2-32.5
Fumbles-Lost – PHS 4-2, South 3-0
Penalties-Yards – PHS 10-77, South 6-35.
Individual Leaders
Rushing – PHS: Dylan Richards 14-72; South: Greg Foutty 11-54, Cody Smith 11-57. Passing – PHS: Trevor Woodyard 14 of 23 for 129 yards; South: Garrett Gilkeson 7 of 13 for 112 yard (1 int). Receiving – PHS: Thomas Martin 4-33, Jordan Colebank 3-42, Richards 3-25; South: Cody Boggs 3-61.
PHS Defensive Leaders – J.D. Barnette 11 tackles, one interception; Charley Conley 10 tackles, one caused fumble; Jon Null 7 tackles, Richards 6 tackles, one caused fumble;  Max Chefron 7 tackles, Melvin Stubbs 5 tackles, Colebank 5 tackles.


Oct. 1 at Riverside

The Parkersburg jayvees defeated Riverside by a 13-12 score here Oct. 1 as Thomas Martin and Jordan Colebank scored touchdowns for the winners while Josh Roney kicked the all-important extra point.


Sept. 24 at Stadium Field

Parkersburg staged a furious comeback in the second half but wound up on the short end of a 26-20 score against the visiting Parkersburg South jayvees on Sept. 24.

Sophomore Jordan Colebank made his seasonal debut after coming off an injury by catching five passes for 144 yards and one touchdown (another was called back by one of the 12 penalties for 117 yards charged against the home team). Quarterback Trevor Woodyard threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns with Josh Winger catching the other two TDs.

South got three touchdown connections from Garrett Gilkeson to Cody Boggs and a two yard run by Gage Foutty.

Parkersburg South                 0        20      0        6        -        26
Parkersburg                           0        0        7        13      -        20                         
PS – Gage Foutty 2 run (pass failed), 9:04 2nd
PS – Cody Boggs 22 pass from Garrett Gilkeson (run failed) 3:50 2nd
PS – Boggs 57 pass from Gilkeson (Foutty run) :08.8 2nd
P – Josh Winger 5 pass from Trevor Woodyard (Josh Roney kick) 6:02 3rd
PS – Boggs 15 pass from Gilkeson (run failed) 5:24 4th
P – Jordan Colebank 55 pass from Woodyard (kick failed) 5:01 4th
P – Winger 3 pass from Woodyard (Roney kick) 2:01 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – South 13, PHS 10
Rushes-Yards – South 36-161, PHS 15-74
Passing Yards – South 153, PHS 208
PC-PA-INT – South 8-16-0, PHS 10-23-1
Total Plays-Yards – South 52-314, PHS 38-282
Punts-Average – South 4-28.3, PHS 3-18.0 (1 blkd)
Fumbles-Lost – South 4-1, PHS 3-3
Penalties-Yards – South 12-73, PHS 12-117
Individual Leaders
Rushing – South: Gage Foutty 15-85, Logan Snyder 55, Garrett Gilkeson 9-25. PHS: Dylan Richards 9-57, Melvin Stubbs 3-13.
Passing – South: Gilkeson 8-16-0 for 153 yards. PHS: Trevor Woodyard 10-22-1 for 208 yards.
Receiving – South: Cody Boggs 3-94, Cody Smith 3-43. PHS: Jordan Colebank 5-144, Andrew Butcher 2-35, Thomas Martin 2-21, Josh Winger 2-8.
Defense – South: Alex Townsend 8 tackles and one interception, Jacob Canary 4 tackles and one fumble recovery, Luke Williams 4 tackles and one fumble recovery, Trevor Boot 4 tackles and one fumble recovery. PHS: Max Chefron 9 tackles, Jon Null 8 tackles, Joe Freeland 7 tackles, J.D. Barnette 7 tackles, Melvin Stubbs 7 tackles, Preston DeBerry 5 tackles and fumble recovery.


Sept. 10 at Parkersburg’s Stadium Field

Dylan Richards scored three touchdowns but Marietta rallied to score the winning touchdown with 3:14 left to play as the Tigers defeated PHS in a junior varsity game played at Stadium Field.

Richards had two short runs and an 85 yard kickoff return but Marietta passed for 144 yards in the second half to pull out the victory.

Marietta JV               6          0          6          12        -           24       
Parkersburg JV        7          0          0          13        -           20       
P – Dylan Richards 3 run (Josh Roney kick) 6:26 1st
M – Jordan Ritchey 90 kickoff return (run failed) 6:11 1st
M – Corey Adams 22 pass from John Henry (run failed) 7:22 3rd
P – Richards 1 run (Roney kick) 8:22 4th
M – Adams 15 pass from Henry (pass failed) 5:01 4th
P – Richards 85 kickoff return (kick failed) 4:43 4th
M – Zach Hearn 40 run (pass failed) 3:14 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Marietta 14, PHS 2
Rushes-Yardage – Marietta 33-97, PHS 19-11
Passing Yardage – Marietta 171, PHS 31
PC-PA-INT – Marietta 11-23-2, PHS 5-11-0
Punts-Average – Marietta 2-13.5, PHS 4-36.5
Fumbles-Lost – Marietta 3-0, PHS 2-1
Penalties-Yardage – Marietta 13-116, PHS 4-42
Individual Leaders
Rushing -  Marietta: Zach Hearn 11-103, John Henry 16-41; PHS, Dylan Richards 9-34.
Passing -  Marietta, John Henry 11-23-2 for 171 yards; PHS, Andrew Butcher 4-10-0 for 5 yards.
Receiving - Marietta, Corey Adams 6-84, Darian Latham 3-77; PHS, Thomas Martin 2-23.
Defense - Marietta, Darian Latham, Ryan Lutz; Bernard Johnson (FBR);  PHS, Max Chefron 8 tackles (1 sack, 3 TFL), Dylan Richards 6 tackles (3 TFL and 1 INT), Keenan Mills 6 tackles (2 FBR), Corey Woodford (1 INT), Shawn Graham 5 tackles (2 sacks).


Sept. 3 at Cabell Midland

ONA - Cabell Midland played a solid all around game to defeat the PHS junior varsity 26-0 here Sept. 3.

The Knights scored twice in the second period and once in third and fourth quarters to take the victory.

Max Chefron was outstanding on defense for PHS with 12 tackles, four of them for losses.

Parkersburg JV (0-2)........ 0 0 0 0 - 0

Cabell Midland JV..............0 13 6 7 - 26

CM - 60 pass play (kick blocked)

CM - 28 run (kick good)

CM - 5 run (kick blocked)

CM - 15 pass play (kick good)

PHS Defensive Leader - Max Chefron 12 tackle (4 for loss).

Next Game - Sept. 10 Marietta (home) 6 p.m.


Aug. 25 at Stadium Field

Brooke scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the final one coming by a matter of inches by a stretched out receiver and held on to defeat PHS 14-13 in a jayvee game at PHS on Sept. 25.

PHS got scores from Trevor Woodyard and Dyland Richards. Woodyard was forced to play quarterback for the first time in his life because of injuries to the Big Reds' backup quarterbacks. Jonathan Null led the Big Red defense, which held Brooke to just 133 total yards, with 11 tackles. PHS had an interception return touchown by Stephen Dailey called back in the second quarter by a penalty.

Brooke JV (1-0)            0        0        0        14      -        14
Parkersburg  JV (0-1).  0        7        0        7        -        13
P – Trevor Woodyard 1 run (Josh Roney kick) 4:14 2nd
B – Cody Rine 1 run (run failed) 9:55 4th
P –Dylan Richards 78 kickoff return (kick failed) 9:41 4th
B – 36 yard TD pass (Ethan Sole run) 6:53 4th
Team Statistics
First Downs – Brooke 9, PHS 5
Rushing – Brooke 35-78, PHS 29-18
Passing – Brooke 5-12-1 55 yards, PHS 4-12-2 22 yards
Punts – Brooke 6-19.7, PHS 3-32.3
FBL – Brooke 4-1, PHS 5-2
Penalties – Brooke 8-55, PHS 7-59
Individual Leaders for PHS – Rushing: Dylan Richards 16-42;  Passing: Trevor Woodyard 4-12-1 for 22 yards; Receiving – Stephen Dailey 2-15. Defense – Jonathan Null 11 tackles, Joe Freeland 7 tackles, Stephen Dailey 6 tackles (1 interception), John Barnette 6 tackles, Maxwell Chefren 6 tackles, Preston DeBerry 5 tackles, Dylan Richards 5 tackles, Melvin Stubbs 5 tackles (1 PBU).
Next Game – PHS at Cabell Midland, Sept. 3 (6 p.m.).


Freshman Football

Versus Bridgeport

Dakota Sims had two very long touchdowns but Parkersburg ended its freshman season on a sour note by dropping a 48-12 decision to Bridgeport.

Sims scored on a 98 yard pass from Garrett Smith and an 85 yard kickoff return.

Bridgeport                          7              7              21           13           -              48

Parkersburg                       0              0              0              12           -              12

B – 27 run (kick good)

B – 10 pass (kick good)

B – 2 run (kick good)

B – 34 run (kick good)

B – 68 run (kick good)

P – Dakota Simms 98 pass from Garrett Smith (pass failed)

B – 6 run (kick failed)

P – Simms 85 kickoff return (pass failed)

B – 33 run (kick good)


Versus Morgantown

Dakota Sims had a 62 yard touchdown run but the Big Red freshmen fell to pass-happy Morgantown as the Mohigan ninth graders completed four touchdown passes en route to the win.

Morgantown......6 14 14 6 - 40

PHS .....................0 0 6 0 - 6

M - 29 pass (pass failed)

M - 24 pass (run failed)

M - 25 pass (pass good)

M - 15 pass (pass good)

P - Dakota Sims 62 run (run failed)

M - 40 interception return (run failed)


Versus Hurricane

Dakota Sims scored two touchdowns, including a 75 yard kickoff return while Cole Day and Austin Griffith hooked up for one TD pass and two two-point conversions but it wasn't enough as host Hurricane scored late in the game to ice the victory.

PHS................0 8 6 8 - 22

Hurricane.....0 0 16 15 - 31

P - Dakota Sims 57 run (Austin Griffith pass from Cole Day)

H - 60 run (run good)

P - Griffith 44 pass from Day (kick failed)

H - 5 run (run good)

H - 62 punt return (kick good)

P - Sims 75 kickoff return (Griffith pass from Day)

H - 1 run (run good)


Sept. 19 at Stadium Field

Dakota Sims scored three touchdowns and Parkersburg tallied five times in the first quarter en route to a 48-24 9th grade victory over visiting Ripley.

Sims ran the ball four times for 117 yards and also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead the PHS frosh to their second win of the season.

Ripley .........0 8 0 16 - 24

PHS ..........32 7 7 0 - 46

P - Jessie McGrew 11 run (Andrew Lebo kick)

P - Dakota Sims 63 run (Lebo kick)

P - Cole Day 32 run (kick failed)

P - Simms 28 run (kick failed)

P - Tyler Greathouse 1 run (kick failed)

R - 47 run (run good)

P - Simms 90 kickoff return (Lebo kick)

P - Garrett Smith 14 run (Lebo kick)

R - 80 run (run good)

R - 64 run (run good)

PHS defensive leaders - Austin Griffith one sack and one fumble recovery, Robert Agular sack, Issah Gossett sack, John Staton fumble recovery, Levi Byers fumble recovery.


Sept. 12 at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - Dante Bonamico ran for three touchdowns to lead Bridgeport to a 28-8 freshman football win over Parkersburg here Wednesday night.

The Big Red frosh trailed just 13-8 at halftime thanks to a 32 yard pass from Cole Day to Austin Griffith and a two-point conversion run by Dakoda Sims.

9th Grade Football
Parkersburg (1-1)    0    8    0      0    -    8   
Bridgeport                7    6    0    14    -    27
B - Dante Bonamico 82 run (kick good)
B - Bonamico 4 run (kick failed)
P - Austin Griffith 32 pass from Cole Day (Dakoda Sims run)
B - Bonamico 22 run (kick good)
B - Joseph Cain 15 run (kick good)
Next Game - Ripley at PHS, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.


Aug. 29 at Ripley

Ripley - Tyler Greathouse scored three touchdowns to lead the Parkersburg High freshman football team to a season-opening 25-6 victory over Ripley.

Greathouse broke away on runs of 18, 12 and 42 yards while Day also had a 26 yard TD as the Big Red frosh scored once in every quarter. Gage Graham and Andrew Cain led the defense, which shut out Ripley after giving up an early score.

Parkersburg 9th (1-0) ....6 7 6 6 - 25

Ripley 9th (0-1)..............6 0 0 0 - 6

Rip - Shamblin 1 run (pass failed)

P - Tyler Greathouse 18 run (kick failed)

P - Greathouse 12 run (Andrew Lebo kick)

P - Cole Day 26 run (kick failed)

P - Greathouse 42 run (pass failed)

PHS Defensive Standouts - Austin Griffith sack, Issiah Gossett 3 tackles for loss, Gage Graham 10 tackles, Andrew Cain 10 tackles. 2012 • Contact Webmaster