Football: Martins Ferry 36 Wickliffe 26

MARTINS FERRY – Martins Ferry scored 29 points in the second half to battle back from a 13-7 halftime deficit and defeat Wickliffe.

Jack Fitch got the Purple Riders on the board in a hurry with a 90-yard interception return in the first quarter, but they didn’t find the end zone again until there was 7:41 left in the third quarter after Marcus Sutton scored the first of his two touchdowns. He wound up with 220 yards on 25 carries.

Bruce Burger and Bryce Coleman also scored for the Riders (2-0) on rushes of 10 and 1 yards.

Ferry finished with 44 rushes for 310 yards and four touchdowns.