PARKERSBURG — Regardless of the continued statewide rules attributable to COVID-19, the Parkersburg soccer program continues to seek out video games.
Though “The Sport” in opposition to rival Parkersburg South isn’t till subsequent week, the Huge Reds can be out to match a season-best three-game profitable streak when the Jefferson Cougars of head coach Craig Hunter invade Stadium Area for a 7 p.m. kick Friday.
Fourth-year Huge Crimson head coach Mike Byus’ squad acquired a faculty report 436 whole yards of offense from junior quarterback Bryson Singer, which featured 219 floor yards, in final week’s 54-14 blowout of John Marshall.
PHS, which was alleged to be at George Washington this week, enters the fray rated No. 9 in Class AAA with a 5-2 report. The Cougars (3-4) are in must-win mode sitting at No. 18 after knocking off Washington final week, 32-29. Nonetheless, Jefferson hasn’t received consecutive video games this season.
Throughout final week’s victory, Evan Tewell rushed for 3 touchdowns, together with the game-winner with 2:19 left.
Sammy Roberts, who completes higher than 50% of his passes and has 15 landing tosses, keys an offense which additionally options tailback Christian Blowe in addition to wideouts Spencer Powell and Jon Gidney.
“They obtained an enormous H-back who’s fast. He does a heckuva job of opening up holes for quantity 3 (Jewell), who would simply as quickly run over you than round you,” mentioned Byus, who watched Carter King haul in three landing receptions final week and in addition rush for one more.
“They’re sort of an anomaly. They beat Greenbrier East who had a superb 12 months and also you look by way of to see they’ve misplaced to Spring Mills and they’re eighth and Musselman (fourth). The groups which have crushed them are all fairly good soccer groups.”
The Huge Reds jumped out to a 33-0 halftime lead versus the Monarchs every week in the past, which included Jordan Martin grabbing a 31-yard TD go. Huge Crimson Keenan Curry additionally had a 60-yard pick-6, his second of the marketing campaign after returning one to the home from 84 yards out versus Marietta.
Though he didn’t get well a fumble final week, Justin Waybright recorded a trio of sacks to extend his Mid-Ohio Valley main whole to 11.
“We had a terrific follow yesterday (Tuesday). I virtually hate to say it,” Byus quipped. “I actually do consider they’re getting higher and understanding extra what we’re asking them to do.”
The Parkersburg protection, which additionally obtained a sack apiece final week from Austin Fleming and Dylan Mason, is led in whole tackles by Casey Mahoney (61) and Zach Howard (50).
Two extra wins to finish the marketing campaign would guarantee the Huge Reds of a house playoff recreation. PHS has been to the playoffs in every of coach Byus’ three seasons, which included a postseason contest throughout his first 12 months in 2017.
After all, coach Byus understands nothing issues however the subsequent recreation on the schedule they usually can’t afford to look forward.
“I promised the children they don’t seem to be coming down right here to put down for them,” Byus added. “My greatest guess is we’re going to need to play effectively.”
It will mark the primary time the Huge Reds and Cougars have met on the gridiron.
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