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Parkersburg nets fifth win, 54-14 over John Marshall

— Story by Ethan Collins/Photo gallery by Marcus Constantino

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg junior quarterback Bryson Singer racked up over 400 yards of total offense, as the Big Reds defeated the John Marshall 54-14 at Stadium Field. The Big Reds (5-2) held the Monarchs (5-3) to just 176 yards of total offense.

Parkersburg had nothing but big plays in the first quarter. They ran 6 plays for 150 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead 13-0. Most of that was thanks to Singer who had both touchdowns rushing and he had 141 yards on just three carries. John Marshall struggled to get anything going offensively, only having 79 total yards that led to three punts, three turnovers on downs, and an interception. While on the Big Reds’ side all three of their second quarter drives ended in touchdowns. Two of them came from junior Carter King, who had one rushing and one passing while Singer connected with Jordan Martin for a touchdown pass as well. Parkersburg led 33-0 at halftime.

In the second half, the Big Reds wanted to test Singer’s arm as he threw for two more touchdowns both to King. As for the Monarchs, their struggles on offense continued, only having 12 yards of total offense in the third quarter which led them to punt twice, and they also threw a pick-six to senior Kennan Curry. PHS led 54-0 through three quarters.

One drive for the Monarchs resulted in a 38-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Derrow to Brenan Sobutka. The proceeding kickoff Parkersburg threw in their second string, which on their first drive resulted in John Marshall getting their second touchdown on a pick-six from Bryce Rayl to which resulted in the final score of 54 to 14.

For the Monarchs, Dalton Flowers had 16 carries for just 39 yards. John Marshall’s biggest contributor was fullback Nate Menendez who had 4 carries for 51 yards. Derrow through the air completed 5-of-11 passing for 66 yards 1 touchdown and threw 2 interceptions.

For Parkersburg, the stat sheet was dominated by Singer. He rushed 8 times for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns. Through the air Singer completed 10-of-16 for 215 yards and 4 touchdowns. His favorite target was King who had 4 receptions for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns. King also had a rushing touchdown.

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