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Parkersburg, Huntington High to meet for Wendy's Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week

The Parkersburg Big Reds and Huntington Highlanders will square off in our third Wendy’s Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute. (WCHS/WVAH)

The Parkersburg Big Reds and Huntington Highlanders will square off in our third Wendy’s Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute.

The Big Reds (1-1) will travel to Cabell County to take on the undefeated Highlanders (3-0).

Parkersburg is coming off a 40-21 loss to Capital.

The Big Reds outscore Capitol 21-13 after falling behind 27-0 in the first half.

Parkersburg quarterback Jake Johnson led the way for the Big Reds. Johnson completed 22 of 33 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

The Big Reds got the 2017 season started with a 49-10 win over St. Albans in week one.

Huntington is coming off a 35-17 road win over George Washington.

The Highlanders were led by Jadon Hayes who ran for 248 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a 98-yard rush.

In the Highlanders’ first three games, Hayes has rushed for 543 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In week 1, Huntington traveled across state lines and defeated Belfry, KY 45-34. The Highlanders followed that win up with a 14-0 week two win over Spring Valley.

Huntington is just one of four Class AAA teams with a 3-0 record.

Coverage of Wendy’s Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute begins at 7:30 p.m. on Stadium, or online here.

See a full list of stations where you can catch the action here.

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