Oct. 28 Spring Valley game

Second Half Woes Help 7th Ranked Spring Valley Beat PHS 26-10

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A horrible start to the second half by the Parkersburg Big Reds was the difference Friday night at Stadium Field as seventh-ranked Spring Valley posted a 26-10 triumph.

Trailing 7-3 at the half despite playing the Timberwolves on even terms through the first two quarters, PHS received the second half kickoff and started from its own 22 yard line. Two plays later after an 11 yard run by Aiyden Cooke, the Big Reds were on their 37 when things began to unravel.

A false start penalty moved the ball back five yards and Cooke picked up two yards on the next play. David Parsons then hit Austin Fleming for a big 35 yard pass play to the Spring Valley 31 but the play was called back by a holding penalty.

On the next play Parsons found Jakel Shelton for a 17 yard gain but that play was also called back (for ineligible man downfield).

Two plays, 52 yards gained, but wiped out by the yellow flags and the Big Reds were now back on their 19 and facing a third down and 28 to go for a first down. Parsons threw incomplete on third down and PHS was called for a dead ball personal foul that pushed the ball back to the nine yard line and forced a punting situation. The bad luck continued when the kick went off to the sideline and out of bounds for 17 yards, giving Spring Valley a first down on the PHS 26.

Given an extremely short field to work with, the Timberwolves scored in five plays to take a 14-3 lead with 6:31 left in the third period.

PHS continued to self-destruct on its next series with back-to-back quarterback sacks for 26 yards in losses to start the drive. Pinned on their own four yard line the Big Reds tried to run for room but was hit for a three yard loss and punter Casey Stanley was forced to kick from the back of his own end zone but got off a 56 yard boot.

However, Spring Valley put together a 52-yard drive for a nine yard TD run by Cody Shy that made the score 20-3 after the extra point kick was blocked.

The Big Reds tried to get back in the game with a 34 yard drive to the Spring Valley 26 yard line but on fourth-and-one Cooke was stopped for a one yard loss and the Timberwolves took over with 7:01 left in the fourth quarter.

With 2:35 left in the game the Big Reds got the ball back by holding the Wolves on fourth down at midfield and a 39 yard pass to Fleming, who made an over-the-shoulder catch, put the ball on the 11 yard line. But two plays later Ethan Null picked off a pass two yards deep in the end zone and returned it untouched 102 yards for the insurance touchdown.

The Big Reds scored with 22 seconds left in the contest on a 22 yard pass to Anthony Ice that was set up by passes of 34 yards to Cooke, 13 yards to Xavier Robinson and 14 yards to Andrew Stalnaker.

Both teams scored on their first possessions of the game as Spring Valley drove 80 yards with the final 44 coming on a pass from Dalton Fouch to Jaylen Abercrombie who got behind the Big Red secondary.

PHS had to start from its own 14 and suffered a fumble that moved the ball back seven more yards but passes of 18 and 13 yards respectively to Andrew and Matt Stalnaker helped push the ball to the Spring Valley 15 yard line before settling for a 33-yard field goal by Stanley with 2:55 remaining in the half.

Overall, PHS had a 16-14 edge in first downs and a 333-275 advantage in total yards while running 61 plays to 44 for the visitors. While the Wolves ran for 231 yards on 42 carries, PHS had 243 yards passing with Parsons completing 10 of 37. Spring Valley attempted just four passes and completed just one with an interception (by Quayvon Cyrus). Garry McFeeley led the winners with 92 yards rushing while Shy added 81 on 10 tries and Abercrombie 58 of 10 attempts.

Cooke ran for 64 yards on 13 carries and caught two passes for 43 yards for PHS while Fleming caught four passes for 70 yards for the Big Reds. Xavier Robinson caught four passes for 26 yards while Andrew Stalnaker had three receptions for 45 and Ice three for 36.


#7 Spring Valley vs #18 Parkersburg (Oct 28, 2022 at Parkersburg)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 - Total

Spring Valley 7 0 13 6 - 26

Parkersburg 3 0 0 7 - 10

Qtr Time Scoring play

1st 08:52 SV - Jalyn Abercrombie 44 yd pass from Dalton Fouch (Landon Mosser kick), 7-80 3:08

02:55 PHS - Casey Stanley 33 yd field goal, 11-77 5:50

3rd 06:31 SV - Jalyn Abercrombie 9 yd run (Landon Mosser kick), 5-26 2:30

00:10 SV - Cody Shy 9 yd run (Landon Mosser kick failed), 7-52 3:49

4th 01:35 SV - Ethan Null 100 yd interception return (Landon Mosser kick blockd)

00:22 PHS - Anthony Ice 22 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 6-73 1:13



RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 42-231 24-90


Passes Att-Comp-Int 4-1-1 37-19-1


Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards 1-5 1-15

Kickoff Returns-Yards 0-0 5-58

Interception Returns-Yards 1-100 1-0

Punts (Number-Avg) 1-45.0 3-36.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-30 10-74

Possession Time 22:19 25:19

Third-Down Conversions 5 of 9 2 of 11

Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 3 of 6

Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-2 1-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards 3-35 1-1

RUSHING: Spring Valley-Garryk McFeeley 17-92; Cody Shy 10-81; Jalyn Abercrombie 10-58; Dalton Fouch 4-1; Jamison Smith 1-minus 1. Parkersburg-Aiydn Cooke 13-64; David Parsons 7-26; Jakel Shelton 3-3; Anthony Ice 1-minus 3.

PASSING: Spring Valley-Dalton Fouch 1-4-1-44. Parkersburg-David Parsons 19-36-1-243; TM 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: Spring Valley-Jalyn Abercrombie 1-44. Parkersburg-Austin Fleming 4-70; Xavier Robinson 4-26; Andrew Stalnaker 3-45; Anthony Ice 3-36; Aiydn Cooke 2-43; Casey Stanley 2-10; Matt Stalnaker 1-13.

INTERCEPTIONS: Spring Valley-Ethan Null 1-100. Parkersburg-QuayvonCyrus 1-0.

FUMBLES: Spring Valley-None. Parkersburg-Jakel Shelton 1-0.

Spring Valley (7-2) vs. Parkersburg (4-5)

Attendance: 750

Kickoff time: 7:30 End of Game: 10:09 Total elapsed time: 2:39


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