HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Parkersburg South’s defense yielded just seven second half points as the Patriots improved to 6-0 with a 30-21 win at Huntington. The Patriots remain one of just three undefeated teams in Class AAA.
“Coming into this game (Huntington) was one point away from being undefeated,” said Parkersburg South head coach Nathan Tanner. “That was the first time all season we had to play all four quarters. It was a challenge not just to the kids but the staff. I am pleased with everybody.”
Broctor Blair’s six-yard touchdown run for the Highlanders (3-2) evened the score at 14-14 midway through the second quarter. But Dylan Day returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, rebuilding the Patriot lead at 21-14.
Braxton Amos recovered a fumble in the final minute of the first half, stifling a Huntington drive. The All-American wrestler, who recently gave his verbal commitment to Wisconsin, was a key player for South on the defensive side of the ball. “He is out here having fun with his buddies. He is a very competitive kid and he had a heck of a game.”
Brandon Penn accounted for 312 all-purpose yards for the Patriots. “He does it every week. We challenge him, along with the other kids to get better and to grow every week. That’s what Brandon does.”
The Patriots enter their bye week before returning to action on October 18th at Morgantown. That game will be broadcast on the MetroNews channel at wvmetronews.com. “We’re not going to totally take the week off but it will give them a mental break where we don’t have a game next Friday. We have some guys dinged up and we’ll be able to get healthy next week.”