Home Team: Parkersburg South
Away Team: Parkersburg
Date And Time: 11/03/2017 7:00 pm
Location: Parkersburg South High School
Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School are two of the top five largest schools in West Virginia and they have met on the football field 50 times previously over the years. Every year, the teams battle it out to take home the Corbitt Cup Trophy as the winner of the Crosstown Showdown. The annual regular season finale between Parkersburg High School (7-3) and Parkersburg South High School (3-7) was anything but just a another game, and a playoff berth was on the line for Parkersburg South. Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South played a football game Friday night that saw both squads give it their all, but the visiting No. 7 Big Reds tallied the last two touchdowns to overcome the Patriots 27-24 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility to secure a home first- round Class AAA playoff game vs. No. 10 John Marshall next weekend.
Parkersburg South :24
The game started out fast-paced, as Tyler Moler from Parkersburg rushed in for a touchdown to put Parkersburg ahead 6-0. Parkersburg South drove the ball down the field and Ahmed Ali kicked a field goal to ease the deficit 6-3. In the second quarter, quarterback Brayden Mooney connected with receiver Nick Yoho on a 28-yard pass to put South ahead 10-6 at halftime. Parkersburg rallied right back and moved the ball down the field while Kam Mace rushed in to make the score 12-10. Parkersburg South’s Tyee Gibson returned the kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown to make the score 17-12. On South’s next possession, Nick Yoho scored again to make the score 24-12. Towards the end of the 3rd quarter, Parkersburg’s Tyler Moler scored on a 3-yard rush to make the score 24-19. In the 4th quarter, MVP #16 Brenton Strange caught the winning pass for Parkersburg in the end zone to make the score 27-24, while Parkersburg continued to hold back the Parkersburg South Patriots.