Aug. 26 St. Albans Game
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Kimes Era Starts With a Bang; 52-0 Victory Over St. Albans
With eight different players scoring for the Big Reds, the Matt Kimes coaching era started with a bang Friday night before a crowd of 3,000 at Stadium Field as Parkersburg coasted to a mercy-shortened 52-0 win over visiting St. Albans.
The victory was the 15th in a row for PHS over the Red Dragons and was the first shutout posted by a Big Red team since 2015.
Six different Big Reds found the end zone while Casey Stanley kicked a 46 yard field goal, six extra points and Conner Gribble added one conversion.
Aiydn Cooke scored two touchdowns and was the leading rusher with 60 yards on six carries for the winners, who scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and collected three more in the second.
Anthony Ice, Austin Fleming, Matt Stalnaker, David Parsons and Logan Hartshorn also had touchdowns as PHS posted its most impressive victory since 2009 (68-14 over Beckley).
As a team the Big Reds had 335 yards total on just 42 plays while holding St. Albans to just four first downs, seven yards rushing and 54 yards in total offense. Junior quarterback David Parsons threw for wo touchdowns and ran for another as he completed 10 of 13 passes for 187 yards with Ice being the leading receiver with four catches for 93 yards. The Red and White defense collected one interception and recovered three fumbles, one for a touchdown.
The game started with PHS forcing the visitors to punt after three plays netted minus one yard and the defense nearly blocked the kick. The punt went one yard from scrimmage and the Big Reds took over on the St. Albans 20 yard line. Three plays later Parsons tossed a shovel pass to Ice, who sped around left end for the score with 8:58 left on the first quarter clock.
Another quick score followed three plays later when Fleming picked up a fumble and raced 20 yards for a touchdown with 7:28 showing.
A Big Red fumble gave St. Albans the ball near midfield and a 20 yard pass completion enabled the visitors to move close enough to try a field goal from 33 yards out but the kick was short.
Ice and Parsons hooked up on a 67 yard completion one play later which led to a 17 yard scoring pass to Matt Stalnaker with Stanley’s kick making is 21-0 with 14 seconds left in the first quarter.
An interception by Andrew Williamson put the Parkersburg offense back on the field one play later and it took just two plays to reach the end zone again as Fleming caught a 26 yard pass that set up a 15 yard run by Cooke for a 28-0 lead with just 12:08 elapsed in the contest.
A quarterback keeper for 14 yards produced score number five and that was followed by a two yard run by Hartshorn that was set up with completions of 25 yards to Stanley and 12 yards to Fleming.
St. Albans fumbled the ensuing kickoff and four plays later Stanley, who put eight kickoffs into the end zone, to kick a 46 yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the second quarter to make it 45-0. The kick tied the record for the third-longest in school history.
The third quarter saw PHS run the ball 10 times while throwing it just three with sophomore Cooper Cancade coming on to attempt two of them (completing one for six yards).
Content to run the ball in the fourth quarter with a running clock, PHS scored on a two yard run by Cooke with 10:15 remaining and Gribble’s PAT made the final margin of 52.
The Big Reds did not have to punt in the contest and scored on all seven of their possessions in the red zone.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 - Total
St. Albans 0 0 0 0 - 0
Parkersburg 21 24 0 7 - 52
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 07:28 PHS - Anthony Ice 8 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 3-15 2:29
07:28 PHS - Austin Fleming 20 yd fumble recovery (Casey Stanley kick)
00:14 PHS - Matt Stalnaker 17 yd pass from David Parsons (Casey Stanley kick), 3-80 1:38
2nd 11:52 PHS - Aiydn Cooke 15 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 2-41 0:16
07:00 PHS - David Parsons 14 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 4-36 2:53
01:42 PHS - Logan Hartshorn 2 yd run (Casey Stanley kick), 6-49 2:57
00:12 PHS - Casey Stanley 46 yd field goal, 5--2 1:18
4th 10:15 PHS - Aiydn Cooke 2 yd run (Conner Gribble kick), 7-44 5:14
FIRST DOWNS 4 16
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 23-7 27-142
PASSING YDS (NET) 47 193
Passes Att-Comp-Int 11-4-1 15-11-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 34-54 42-335
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 1-20
Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 1-11
Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-45 1-27
Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 1-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 4-24.0 0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 1-1
Penalties-Yards 7-40 11-84
Possession Time 20:54 24:45
Third-Down Conversions 0 of 7 1 of 5
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-1 7-7
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-16 1-14
RUSHING: St. Albans-Devin Silvas 3-27; Eli Littlejohn 6-11; Jake Shears 1-1; Harley Roy 6-minus 2; Andrew Thomas 2-minus 14; Elijah Samples 5-minus 16. Parkersburg-Aiydn Cooke 6-60; Logan Hartshorn 12-49; Dylan Stone 2-24; Xavier Robinson 2-15; David Parsons 5-minus 6.
PASSING: St. Albans-Elijah Samples 3-10-1-43; Andrew Thomas 1-1-0-4. Parkersburg-David Parsons10-13-0-187; Cooper Cancade 1-2-0-6.
RECEIVING: St. Albans-Jake Shears 2-20; Eli Littlejohn 1-23; Ethan Edge 1-4. Parkersburg-Anthony Ice4-93; Casey Stanley 2-44; Austin Fleming 2-38; Matt Stalnaker 2-16; Andrew Stalnaker 1-2.
INTERCEPTIONS: St. Albans-None. Parkersburg-Andrew Williamson 1-0.
FUMBLES: St. Albans-Elijah Samples 2-1; Andrew Thomas 1-1; Harley Roy 1-1. Parkersburg-David Parsons 1-1.
St. Albans (0-1) vs. Parkersburg (1-0)
Date: Aug 26, 2022 • Site: Parkersburg • Stadium: Stadium Field
Kickoff time: 7:30 • End of Game: 9:45 • Total elapsed time: 2:15