Oct.22, 2021 Riverside Game
Big Reds' Big Plays & Solid Defense Produce 31-7 Win Over Riverside 31-7
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QUINCY, WV – With its most complete lineup since opening night, the Parkersburg Big Reds were the ones making the big plays and turning in a solid defensive effort as they throttled Riverside 31-7 here Friday night.
With at least three starters returning to the lineup for the first time in weeks, and one for the first time since the first game of the season, the Big Reds were facing a Riverside team which was coming off an upset of a South Charleston team which beat the Big Reds in their last game two weeks ago.
But with a lineup featuring the return of players like Carter King, Zach Howard and Kevin Hancock, the confident PHS squad turned in several big plays while limiting Riverside to no plays from scrimmage longer than 17 yards. The win raised the Big Reds’ record to 3-5 and kept alive their playoff hopes. The loss dropped Riverside to 2-6.
Meanwhile PHS was scoring on a 20 yard pass from Bryson Singer to King and Singer also broke loose for touchdown scampers of 66 and 43 yards. Xadrian Snodgrass sped 43 yards for another Big Red touchdown.
Defensively, PHS held Riverside to 178 yards in total offense and kept the Warriors out of the end zone until the final 1:32 of the game. Riverside did not have a play from scrimmage of more than 17 yards and its two biggest plays were a 31 yard punt return and a 40 yard kickoff return.
Singer ran for 136 yards on 17 carries and that included being sacked four times for minus 37 yards. Snodgrass added 65 yards on nine carries. In the air Singer was eight of 17 for 65 yards but threw three interceptions, one a desperation heave and another on a deflection. Ice and King each caught four passes.
Defensively, Singer had two interceptions and took away Riverside's main passing threat, Rocky Gray (who caught three touchdowns in the win over South Charleston). Gray did not catch a pass the entire game. Casey Stanley also had an interception while Austin Fleming and Jeffery Jones had passes batted down as PHS held Riverside quarterback Jake Walker to only four completions in 17 attempts. Kyle Hall, Andrew Stalnaker and Zach Howard were the leading tacklers.
The game started on a sour note for the visitors thanks to an 18-yard holding penalty and two straight quarterback sacks found them in a fourth down and 42 yards to go situation but a 53 yard punt by Stanley helped the situation and then Singer got the ball back on an interception and 31 yard return on Riverside’s first attempt to get the ball to its star receiver.
Starting at the Riverside 25, it took just four plays for Singer to find King in the back of the end zone and he made a leaping reception for the touchdown with 5:22 on the first quarter clock.
The Big Reds got the ball back after a punt on their own 25 after a Riverside punt and on the second play of the second quarter Singer ran a quarterback sneak on a third-and-one play and sped 66 yards up the middle for the score with 11:19 left in the first half.
The next two PHS drives were halted by interceptions but late in the second quarter the Big Reds put together an eight-play, 72-yard drive that was capped off with a 43 yard run by Snodgrass, who cut off left tackle and then out-ran the defense to the end zone to make it 21-0 after Stanley’s extra point kick.
On the last play of the half, Stanley kicked a 39-yard field goal to make it 24-0. Riverside never got any closer to the PHS goal line than the Big Red 30-yard line in the first half.
After forcing a punt, PHS took just two plays to score in the second half when Singer faked to Snodgrass and kept over the left side, again out-running the Riverside defense for 43 yards and a touchdown to make it 31-0.
The Big Reds got to the Riverside eight yard line midway through the third quarter but a tipped pass was intercepted at the five yard line.
Riverside’s score came after a 31 yard punt return by Michael Terrell and a seven-play, 23-yard drive that was helped by a fourth down encroachment penalty against PHS. The Warriors scored on a fourth down quarterback sneak by Walker from the three yard line with less than two minutes to play.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Parkersburg 7 17 7 0 - 31
Riverside 0 0 0 7 - 7
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 05:22 PHS - Carter King 20 yd pass from Bryson Singer (Casey Stanley kick), 4-25 1:24
2nd 11:19 PHS - Bryson Singer 66 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 3-75 0:57
01:36 PHS - Xadrian Snodgrass 43 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 8-72 3:02
00:00 PHS - Casey Stanley 39 yd field goal, 4--12 0:23
3rd 09:19 PHS - Bryson Singer 43 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 2-44 0:41
4th 01:32 RIV - Jake Walker 3 yd run (Braylon Hill kick), 7-23 3:43
FIRST DOWNS 12 16
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 30-198 49-154
PASSING YDS (NET) 71 24
Passes Att-Comp-Int 19-8-3 17-4-3
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.. 49-269 66-178
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 2-7 1-31
Kickoff Returns-Yards 2-21 4-100
Interception Returns-Yards 3-32 3-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 4-42.8 6-26.7
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-62 6-66
Possession Time 19:15 28:45
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 10 3 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 3 of 6
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-9 4-37
RUSHING: Parkersburg-Bryson Singer 17-136; Xadrian Snodgrass 9-65; Anthony Ice 1-8; David Parsons 1-minus 1; Kyle Hall 1-minus 3; Carter King 1-minus 7. Riverside-Andrew Baria 21-94; Jake Walker 9-33; Bishop Hairston 5-11; Michael Terrell 4-10; Jacob Alderson 9-4; Braxton Jones 1-2.
PASSING: Parkersburg-Bryson Singer 7-16-3-72; David Parsons 1-3-0-minus 1. Riverside-Jake Walker 4-17-3-24.
RECEIVING: Parkersburg-Anthony Ice 4-40; Carter King 3-32; Bryson Singer 1-minus 1. Riverside-Braxton Jones 3-25; Andrew Baria 1-minus 1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Parkersburg-Bryson Singer 2-32; Casey Stanley 1-0. Riverside-Michael Terrell 1-0; Jacob Alderson 1-0; Adam Wilkinson 1-0.
FUMBLES: Parkersburg-None. Riverside-Jacob Alderson 1-0.
Parkersburg (3-5) vs. Riverside (2-6)
Date: Oct 22, 2021 • Site: Belle, WV • Stadium: Warrior
Kickoff time: 7:30 • End of Game: 9:52 • Total elapsed time: 2:22
SACKS (UA-A): Parkersburg-Xadrian Snodgrass 1-1; Kyle Hall 0-1. Riverside-Braydin Ward 2-0; Josh Cochran 2-0.
PHS TACKLES (UA-A): Parkersburg-Kyle Hall 8-8; Zach Howard 4-9; Matt Stalnaker 4-4; Andrew Stalnaker 3-5; Xadrian Snodgrass 2-6; Gabe Martin 1-6; Casey Stanley 5-0; Kennedy Jeter 1-4; Jeffery Jones 0-4; David Hamilton 1-1; Curtis Hayes 1-1; Austin Fleming 0-2; Caleb Norman 0-2; Chris Salyers 1-0;
A.J. Ellis 1-0; Mason Cyran 1-0; Bryson Singer 1-0.