by Leah Little
This rivalry is thought by many to be the biggest in the state of West Virginia. Both sides of the stadium were filled to capacity to watch the cross-town rivals battle it out. South came into the game seeking its third consecutive win over Parkersburg High. However, both teams were 3-3 coming into the contest, so it was anybody’s game to win.
Parkersburg allowed South only one trip to the end zone the entire game, and the offense poured it on in the second half to crush the Patriots from South 48-7. The Big Reds defense allowed only 109 yards of total offense by the Patriots for a stellar performance on the field.
Running back Allen Wasonga scored a 66-yard touchdown run and had a great night, rushing for 135 yards before being injured. Chad Collins was named MVP and had seven carries for 79 yards. It was Collins’ 57-yard TD run and a fumble recovery later that ignited the Big Reds and increased the lead to 35-7.
Parkersburg played their reserves most of the 4th quarter when 2nd string quarter back Matthew Santer scored on an 11-yard run to pour more salt into the wound for South. Parkersburg starting quarterback Alex Ash completed 11-14 and had 131 yards.
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- Parkersburg vs. South – 2010