Seniors Shine on Senior Night As Big Reds Whip Warren 55-26
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Seniors Easton Martin, Bradley Craig, Karson Snyder and Company put up impressive numbers to power Parkersburg to a 55-26 victory over Warren Friday night to highlight Senior Night activities at a wet Stadium Field.
The Big Reds put 55 points on the scoreboard and rolled to 576 yards in total offense in just three quarters of play before coasting to a clock-shortened 55-26 triumph over the Warriors. The win raised Parkersburg’s record to 3-5 and kept playoff hopes alive with two remaining games.
PHS finished with 584 yards in total offense, the fifth-highest total in recorded history and achieved in a game that saw the fourth quarter played with a running clock due to the 35-point mercy rule. The fourth highest total was 585 yards achieved in 2000 against the same Warren opponent.
Martin scored three touchdowns while putting up a career-high 221 yards rushing on just 14 carries. Highlight was a 73 yard sprint early in the third quarter.
Craig, filling in again for injured Ethan Airhart, completed 15 of 21 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 58 yards, giving him 287 yards in total offense, just shy of the 291 yard personal best he had in a game a year ago which was the fifth highest total in school history.
Snyder drew to within one of the single-season touchdown receiving record as he caught six passes for 101 yards and two scores – giving him nine on the year – with two games remaining. The all-time regular season record for touchdown receptions is 10 held by Jeremy Bell and Todd Curkendall. Snyder is now tied for second on the all-time single season reception list with 43 (by Curkendall) and is just six behind Bell’s all-time record of 49.
Sophomore Shane Miller played the fourth and part of the third quarter in relief of Martin and scored two touchdowns with 58 yards rushing on eight carries.
For Warren, quarterback Casey Adams threw for four touchdowns while completing 11 of 18 passes for 191 yards and Cole Riffle rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries. Ronnie Hill and Bishop Ford each caught a pair of TD passes.
The Big Reds scored on their first five possessions of the game and nearly made it a perfect 6-for-6 but ran out of time on the Warren four yard line as the first half time expired.
The home team drove 61 yards on seven plays on their first series with Martin going over from 10 yards away. The second score came after a five-play, 52 yard drive with Craig hitting Strange for the final 15 yards.
A 60-yard run by Martin highlighted the third possession, which took eight plays to cover 89 yards with Martin getting the final yard. The fourth series ended with a fade pass to Snyder from three yards out to end a six-play, 40-yard drive that began with Turner’s screen pass interception.
Craig and Snyder hooked up again just minutes later on a scoring drive that took just two plays and featured back-to-back 42 yard pass completions, the first to Strange and the second to Snyder.
A roughing the kicker penalty on the extra point was followed by a successful onside kick attempt. Five plays later the Big Reds ran out of time on the Warrior four yard line but still took a 35-0 halftime lead into the locker room.
The PHS offense was finally stopped on the first series of the third quarter when Warren’s Michael Smith intercepted a Big Red screen pass and ran it back to the PHS five yard line. Two plays later the Warriors scored on a pass to Hill.
The Big Reds quickly retaliated on their next series as Martin broke loose for a 73 yard scoring run on the first play from scrimmage.
Jake Johnson recovered a Warren fumble at the Warrior 37 just 23 seconds later and Miller took over the ball carrying chores by running four times to get the touchdown.
Warren answered with a 60 yard scoring pass to Ford but Craig had a 45 yard kickoff return to set up Miller’s second TD run, this one from 25 yards out. The shortened fourth quarter saw the Warriors tack on two scores, the final one coming with just 22 seconds remaining.
Defensively, Tyler Lawrentz led the way with 12 stops while lineman Max Turner had an interception when he sniffed out a screen pass attempt and came up with the pickoff.
Warren Warriors vs Parkersburg Big Reds
(Oct 21, 2016 at Parkersburg)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 - Total
Warren Warriors 0 0 13 13 - 26
Parkersburg Big Reds 14 21 20 0 - 55
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 07:43 PHS - Easton Martin 10 yd run (Christian Axman kick), 7-61 2:46
02:38 PHS - Brenton Strange 15 yd pass from Bradley Craig (Christian Axman kick), 5-52 2:54
2nd 05:37 PHS - Easton Martin 1 yd run (Christian Axman kick), 8-89 3:54
02:46 PHS - Karson Snyder 3 yd pass from Bradley Craig (Christian Axman kick), 6-40 1:38
00:45 PHS - Karson Snyder 42 yd pass from Bradley Craig (Christian Axman kick), 2-84 0:23
3rd 08:18 WARR - Ronnie Hill 5 yd pass from Casey Adams (Landon Wigal kick), 2-5 0:46
07:56 PHS - Easton Martin 73 yd run (Christian Axman kick), 1-73 0:13
05:18 PHS - Shane Miller 8 yd run (Christian Axman pass failed), 5-37 2:15
01:49 WARR - Bishop Ford 60 yd pass from Casey Adams (Matt Modesitt kick blockd), 6-77 3:21
00:27 PHS - Shane Miller 25 yd run (Christian Axman kick), 5-45 1:10
4th 08:10 WARR - Ronnie Hill 8 yd pass from Casey Adams (Landon Wigal kick), 6-69 4:00
00:22 WARR - Bishop Ford 5 yd pass from Casey Adams (Casey Adams pass failed), 9-75 5:16
FIRST DOWNS 13 23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 30-120 32-355
PASSING YDS (NET) 191 229
Passes Att-Comp-Int 18-11-1 21-15-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 48-311 53-584
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 1-0
Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 1-8
Kickoff Returns-Yards 9-129 4-61
Interception Returns-Yards 1-31 1-3
Punts (Number-Avg) 4-35.8 1-33.0
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-51 6-53
Possession Time 25:45 22:09
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 10 3 of 6
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3 5-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0
RUSHING: Warren Warriors-Cole Riffle 20-108; Bishop Ford 2-6; Nick Fish 5-4; Casey Adams 3-2. Parkersburg Big Reds-Easton Martin 14-221; Shane Miller 7-64; Bradley Craig 8-58; Tyler Moler 2-7; Karson Snyder 1-5.
PASSING: Warren Warriors-Casey Adams 11-18-1-191. Parkersburg Big Reds-Bradley Craig 15-21-1-229.
RECEIVING: Warren Warriors-Ronnie Hill 5-82; Bishop Ford 2-65; Cole Riffle 2-28; Nick Fish 2-16. Parkersburg Big Reds-Karson Snyder 6-101; Brenton Strange 6-92; Chance Rawson 1-14; Easton Martin 1-12; Tyler Lawrentz 1-10.
INTERCEPTIONS: Warren Warriors-Michael Smith 1-31. Parkersburg Big Reds-Max Turner 1-3.
FUMBLES: Warren Warriors-Casey Adams 1-0; Cole Riffle 1-1; TM 1-1. Parkersburg Big Reds-Bradley Craig 1-0.
Warren Warriors (2-7) vs. Parkersburg Big Reds (3-5)
Date: Oct 21, 2016 • Site: Parkersburg • Stadium: Stadium Field
Kickoff time: 7:00 • End of Game: 9:26 • Total elapsed time: 2:26
Temperature: 60 • Wind: brisk • Weather: rainy
SACKS (UA-A): Warren Warriors-None. Parkersburg Big Reds-None.
TACKLES (UA-A): Parkersburg Big Reds-Tyler Lawrentz 8-4; Jake Johnson 5-3; Davey McNemar 0-7; Tyler Moler 3-2; Wyatt Strobl 2-2; Joel Butcher 2-1; Brenton Strange 0-3; Brandon Braham 2-0; Bradley Craig 2-0; Jacob Woodyard 2-0; Cole Hanshaw 0-2; Max Turner 0-2; Jeremy Walls 1-0; Christian Axman 1-0; Ben Barbarito 1-0; Chance Rawson 0-1; Shane Miller 0-1; Ryan Creech 0-1; Jace Turner 0-1; Isaac Edman 0-1; Colin Kidd 0-1.