This game was not as close as the score might indicate. The longest offensive play for Parsons before PHS took its starters out in the third quarter was not a play — it was a 15-yard roughing the punter penalty on Pittsburg. That was the type of night it was for both teams, with Pittsburg demolishing Parsons in every aspect of the game to complete a 63-0 road win. The offense had a short field most of the night thanks to strong defensive play. Pittsburg forced the Vikings to go three-and-out on every drive in the first half, with the exception of the drive extended by the aforementioned penalty. Parsons would end the first half with a total of -4 yards. There would also be a defensive touchdown for the Purple Dragons. K.J. Shaw would return an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to add to the rout. On offense, there was no need to air it out. After a short Parsons possession, Pittsburg would open with a 13-yard sweep by Ethan Paul-Davis. Two plays and a Parsons penalty later, Alex Barnes would rumble in from 13 yards out to open the scoring less than three minutes into the game. On the next drive for Parsons, Viking starting quarterback DeQuwan Wells was sacked on third down, but Wells was also injured on the play and would not return. He would be seen on the sidelines in an air cast and using crutches. PHS would use a heavy dose of Alex Barnes and Dante Menghini on the drive, with Menghini finishing off the drive with two straight runs, with a touchdown from a yard. Thirteen seconds later, after a pitch on Parsons' first play was fumbled, K.J. Shaw would take a sweep 15 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead before the end of the quarter. The second quarter would be even more lopsided. Two plays into the quarter, Barnes would score his second of three touchdowns on the night, this time from nine yards out. Less than a half a minute later, Shaw would get his interception return for a touchdown. The next drive was, again, a three-and-out for Parsons, but the snap on the punt was high, forcing a desperation run that went nowhere, giving the Purple Dragons the ball at the Parsons 5. One play later, Barnes would get his third touchdown. Later in the half, Sherrick Rogers would replace Barnes and score two touchdowns of his own, on his only two carries of the night, to give the Purple Dragons a 56-0 lead at halftime and further cement a running clock in the second half. Pittsburg (5-0) will play Coffeyville in the Purple Dragons' Homecoming game next Friday in a state-televised game.