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Parker sets record; Trojans top Hornets

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trojans used a record-setting performance to improve their record.
Talyn Parker set a new school rushing record as he ran for 112 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 28-13 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Coal Grove Hornets on Friday.
Parker’s 75-yard touchdown run with 5:20 to play not only sealed the win but enabled him to break his father’s school record for career rushing yardage. He needed 58 yards to surpass the record coming into the game.
JoJo Parker ran for 5,514 yards and Talyn Parker finished with 112 yards to give him 5,626 for his career.
Coal Grove (2-4, 1-2) ran for 281 yards as Austin Stormes carried 24 times for 168 yards and a touchdown while Austin Stapleton had 46 yards on 15 tries.
Hornets’ quarterback Cory Borders had eight attempts for 57yards and a score while hitting 3-of-8 passing for 33 yards.
Parker had all the rushing yardage for Portsmouth (5-1, 2-1) but quarterback Drew Roe was 12-of-17 passing for 211 yards and three touchdowns.
Parker caught a 33-yard TD pass to put the Trojans up 7-0, but Stapleton’s 5-yard scoring run and John Turner’s conversion kick tied the game at the 3:07 mark.
Portsmouth went back on top 14-7 just before the end of the quarter as Roe hit Bryce Wallace with a 25-yard scoring pass.
The Trojans scored on the first play of the third quarter as Roe and Wallace clicked on a 57-yard TD pass.
The Hornets cut the deficit to 21-13 when Borders broke loose and ran 51 yards for a touchdown with 10:08 in the quarter.
Parker’s TD run in the fourth quarter sealed the outcome.
Coal Grove 7 0 6 0 = 13
Portsmouth 14 0 7 7 = 28
First Quarter
Prt — Talyn Parker 33 pass from Drew Roe (Joel Bowling kick) 7:34
CG — Austin Stapleton 5 run (John Turner kick) 3:07
Prt — Bryce Wallace 25 pass from Drew Roe (Joel Bowling kick) 0:45
Third Quarter
Prt — Bryce Wallace 57 pass from Drew Roe (Joel Bowling kick) 11:47
CG — Cory Borders 51 run (kick failed) 10:08
Fourth Quarter
Prt — Talyn Parker 75 run (Joel Bowling kick) 5:20
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CG Prt
First downs 14 8
Rushes-yards 281 112
Passing yards 33 211
Total yards 314 323
Cmp-Att-Int 3-8-0 12-17-0
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 2-10 5-30
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Individual Leaders
RUSHING — Coal Grove: Austin Stormes 24-168, Cory Borders 8-57 TD, Austin Stapleton 15-46 TD, Malachai Wheeler 2-10; Portsmouth: Talyn Parker 12-112 TD, Tyler McCoy 3-9, Drew Roe 1- (-9)
PASSING — Coal Grove: Cory Borders 3-8-0 33 yards; Portsmouth: Drew Roe 12-17-0 211 3TDs
RECEIVING — Coal Grove: Justin Hicks 2-27, Malachai Wheeler 1-6; Portsmouth: Bryce Wallace 3-87 2TDs, Talyn Parker 3-61 TD, Eric Purdy 3-23, Chris Duff 2-15, Michael Duncan 1-15.