Oct. 21 Capital game
Big Red Defense Scores 3 Times In 44-14 Rout of Host Cougars
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CHARLESTON – Parkersburg’s defense stole the spotlight here Friday night as the Big Reds produced as many defensive touchdowns as offensive touchdowns en route to a 44-14 victory over the Capital Cougars.
Anthony Ice, Casey Stanley and Andrew Stalnaker all caught touchdown passes from David Parsons but also produced scores on the defensive side of the ball as well to help PHS even its record at 4-4 while dropping Capital to 2-6.
Ice and Stalnaker returned interceptions of 41 and 19 yards respectively while Stanley ran a blocked punt (by Ice) back 16 yards for another touchdown. The pass reception yards for scores were: Ice 11, Stanley 54 and Stalnaker 65. Stanley also added his fifth field goal of the season in the game (from 39 yards away).
Parsons finished the game with 250 yards through the air, completing 16 of 23 passes with one interception. He spread the aerial heroics around by finding nine different receivers, six of them with at least two catches.
Defensively, PHS held Capital to 60 yards rushing and 113 through the air.
The Big Reds took the opening kickoff and passed the ball down the field in a hurry, covering 72 yards in 4:36 on nine plays, all but one of them passes and the last six all completions with Ice getting into the end zone when he caught the ball across the middle at the goal line.
Capital ran out of downs at the PHS 42 yard line when Stalnaker led a defensive charge that stopped the Cougars for a loss of four yards on a fourth down play. It then took just one play for Parsons to find Stanley behind the Capital defense for a 54 yard pass, catch and run play that made it 14-0 with 3:47 on the clock.
The third Big Red touchdown of the first quarter came just 63 seconds later when Ice blocked a punt which Stanley scooped up and took into the end zone from 16 yards away with 2:44 remaining in the quarter.
Capital scored with just 3:50 left in the half on a 59 yard pass from Fernando Valdivia to Sal’vion Brown to cut the lead to 21-7 but the PHS defense came up big late in the second quarter when it blocked a 29 yard field goal try by Brayden Scott and the Big Reds got the ball at the 29 yard line. Two plays later Parsons hit Stalnaker behind the secondary for a pass play that covered 65 yards and left just six seconds before the half and ran the score to 27-7 after the extra point kick failed.
The third quarter saw PHS tack on 17 more points as Ice picked off a tipped pass and sped 41 yards to the end zone just 1:38 gone in the period. Six seconds later it was Stalnaker’s turn as he stole a pass near the sideline and went into the end zone from 19 yards away to make it 41-7 with 10:16 on the clock.
On their next possession after forcing another punt, the Big Reds moved from midfield to the Capital 22 before bringing on Stanley to kick a field goal to make it 44-7 and set up a mercy-rule, clock running fourth quarter.
Capital scored 5:18 left in the game on a nine yard run by Valdivia that was set up by a 78 yard interception return by Tanner Burnette that thwarted a PHS drive that ate up 61 yards on 13 plays but ended at the Cougar seven yard line.
Parkersburg vs Capital (Oct 21, 2022 at Charleston)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 - Total
Parkersburg 21 6 17 0 - 44
Capital 0 7 0 7 - 14
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 07:24 PHS - Anthony Ice 11 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 9-72 4:36
03:47 PHS - Casey Stanley 54 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 1-54 0:09
02:44 PHS - Casey Stanley 16 yd blocked punt return (Casey Stanley kick)
2nd 03:50 CAP - Sal'vion Brown 59 yd pass from Fernando Valdivia (Brayden Scott kick), 1-59 0:09
00:06 PHS - Andrew Stalnaker 65 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick failed), 1-65 0:17
3rd 10:22 PHS - Anthony Ice 41 yd interception return (Casey Stanley kick)
10:16 PHS - Andrew Stalnaker 19 yd interception return (Casey Stanley kick)
04:31 PHS - Casey Stanley 39 yd field goal, 8-27 4:31
4th 05:18 CAP - Fernando Valdivia 9 yd run (Brayden Scott kick), 2-20 1:01
FIRST DOWNS 16 10
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 23-107 24-60
PASSING YDS (NET) 250 113
Passes Att-Comp-Int 23-16-1 18-8-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 46-357 42-173
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 1-29 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-56 4-103
Interception Returns-Yards 2-60 1-78
Punts (Number-Avg) 3-42.0 5-29.4
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0
Penalties-Yards 13-120 8-59
Possession Time 23:38 19:04
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 9 2 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 1-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 2-18
RUSHING: Parkersburg-Aiydn Cooke 6-31; Jakel Shelton 7-29; Xavier Robinson 1-26; Dylan Stone 2-16; David Parsons 7-5. Capital-Sal'vion Brown 15-63; Sha'lik Hampton 1-4; Camdyn Harris 1-1; Fernando Valdivia 7-minus 8.
PASSING: Parkersburg-David Parsons 16-23-1-250. Capital-Fernando Valdivia 8-18-2-113.
RECEIVING: Parkersburg-Anthony Ice 3-11; Austin Fleming 2-36; Aiydn Cooke 2-30; Matt Stalnaker 2-29;
Xavier Robinson 2-16; Logan Hartshorn 2-12; Andrew Stalnaker 1-65; Casey Stanley 1-54; Jakel Shelton
1-minus 3. Capital-Shannon Brown 3-14; Sal'vion Brown 2-64; Sha'lik Hampton 2-24; Trenton Tiggie 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS: Parkersburg-Anthony Ice 1-41; Andrew Stalnaker 1-19. Capital-Tanner Burnette 1-78.
FUMBLES: Parkersburg-None. Capital-Fernando Valdivia 2-0; Sal'vion Brown 1-0.
Parkersburg (4-4) vs. Capital (2-6)
Kickoff time: 7:30 • End of Game: 10:17 • Total elapsed time: 2:4