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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Rick Marshall & Garrett Gilkeson

November 3, 2017

From Parkersburg High School, Rick Marshall

In the biggest game of the season, Rick Marshall played the best game in the long and storied history of Parkersburg Big Red quarterbacks. A senior who earned all-state honors, Marshall set the all-time school record for single game passing yardage against Parkersburg’s biggest rival every year, Parkersburg South. In a 48-7 victory, he completed 15 of 27 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns. His total offense total of 414 yards is also the school single game record. Marshall, who is now a youth pastor, also directed the Big Reds to a 28-12 win over South as a junior as he ran for one touchdown and a two-point conversion while passing for 60 yards.

From Parkersburg South High School, Garrett Gilkeson

As a three-year starter in the rivalry, Garrett completed 65% of his passes that covered 470 yards. He grew 4 touchdown passes while rushing for 195 total yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and 1 touchdown. Garrett was also the starting kicker and punter in this rivalry, averaging 40 yards per punt. Garrett was a three-time All-Conference player, and in 2015 he was selected to the All-State team and USA All-West Virginia team. Garrett was also a two-time All-Conference and All-State basketball player. He currently plays basketball at VMI and is pursuing a degree in business and economics.



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