On Friday night, under a clear West Virginia night sky, with the stands packed with over 8,000 fans, the Parkersburg High School Big Reds and the Marietta High School Tigers renewed this classic series and this game ended up being a one man show. The Rivalry Series game, played at Parkersburg Stadium Field, had not been played since 1994 because of scheduling problems, but dated back to 1908. And on this night, Parkersburg High School Senior Tailback and Great American Rivalry Series Game Most Valuable Player, Allan Wasonga, ran the Parkersburg Big Reds past the Marietta Tigers 28-7 and etched his name into the series history.
Zach Hendershot is a two-year starter at offensive center and on the defensive line for Parkersburg High. He excels in the classroom as well as he does on the football field. He has a GPA of 4.3 and is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. His parents are Charles and Richelle Hendershot.
Todd Stacy is a two-year lettermen on the Marietta varsity football team and a varsity track member. He plays on the offensive and defensive lines and carries a 3.56 GPA. He is involved locally in FFA and 4-H. Todd has received his State Farmer Degree and currently owns and operates a sweet corn operation and plans to attend OSU ATI in Wooster, Ohio after high school.
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