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MARTINS FERRY — An opportunistic offense coupled with a protection which bent, however didn’t break on quite a few events paid dividends for Martins Ferry Saturday night time.
The Purple Riders have been in a position to end drives for touchdowns and held Jefferson Space out of the tip zone on 4 of six journeys inside the ten yard line and it resulted in a 36-21 victory within the opening spherical of the Division V, Area 17 playoffs on the Dave Bruney Soccer Complicated.
“Jefferson Space is a greater soccer workforce than their (1-6) report signifies and that’s why I voted them excessive,” Ferry head coach Chas Yoder mentioned. “That they had some actually younger, gifted gamers, however our gamers made performs and we gained and moved on. That’s the objective.”
The Purple Riders had the sport into the mercy rule for a lot of the third quarter once they owned a 30-0 lead, however they seemingly took their foot off the fuel.
Jefferson Space, which options solely three seniors on the workforce, stored enjoying and scored 21 factors within the fourth. Nonetheless, a Jack Weir to Evan Carpenter 64-yard landing cross within the fourth made it 36-7 and erased any doubt in regards to the final result.
“We’ve got to complete the sport higher,” Yoder mentioned. “I would like us to play for 4 quarters and we nonetheless haven’t executed that but. We’ve got time to get that discovered.”
Previous to the fourth quarter, nevertheless, it was all Purple.
With senior tailbacks Chase Goff and Trevor Hanson getting free on the bottom, the Riders jumped out to a 23-0 lead within the opening half.
Hanson scored twice within the recreation from 13 and 5 yards, respectively. He additionally had a 2-point conversion run. Goff, who completed with 99 yards for the sport, scored from 4 yards out.
Early within the third quarter, Ferry struck for its first passing landing of the season when senior quarterback Logan Smith discovered classmate Alex Bennett on a 43-yard hook up. Carpenter linked on his second PAT kick.
“We’ve got the potential to unfold it out (and throw), however we actually didn’t want to try this,” Yoder mentioned. “Our offensive line performed effectively, our backs blocked for one another and — for probably the most half — we protected the ball,” Yoder continued.
Carpenter, who was all around the discipline on protection, completed with 135 yards of offense. He rushed for 61 on simply 3 carries and he caught 2 passes for 74 yards.
Together with Carpenter, Noah Duck and Peyton Hores turned in spectacular defensive performances. Duck blocked a discipline objective and Hores constantly pressured Jefferson quarterback Grant Hitchcock.
Extremely regarded Jefferson operating again Daniel Bruckman carried 39 occasions for 111 yards.
The win earns the Purple Riders (4-3) one other house recreation subsequent Saturday night time, however the problem will probably be even more durable. Sandy Valley — a 58-7 winner over Massillon Tuslaw — will make the journey to Belmont County.
“We performed effectively for 3 quarters, obtained out of this recreation wholesome and we’re excited to play subsequent week,” Yoder mentioned. “We’ll must play effectively for 4 quarters.”
Martins Ferry 36, Jefferson Space 21
Jefferson Space 0 0 0 21 — 21
Martins Ferry 8 15 7 6 — 36
MF — Hanson 13 run (Hanson run).
MF — Goff 4 run (Smith run).
MF — Hanson 5 run (Carpenter kick).
MF — Bennett 43 cross from Smith (Carpenter kick).
JA — Bruckman 5 run (Feick kick).
MF — Carpenter 64 cross from Weir (kick failed).
JA — Bruckman 2 run (Feick kick).
JA –Jones 18 cross from Hitchcock (Feick kick).
Speeding: Jefferson Space, 52-173-2td (Hitchcock, 11-50; Bruckman, 39-111-2td; Hodge, 1-14; Workforce, 1-(-2). Martins Ferry, 33-202-3td (Carpenter, 3-61; Goff, 21-99-td; Hanson, 6-45-td; Smith, 1-0; Hulsey, 2-3; Weir, 1-(-6)).
Passing: Jefferson Space, 11-25-198-1td-1x (All by Hitchcock). Martins Ferry, 5-9-132-2td (Smith, 4-8-68-td; Weir, 1-1-64-td).
Receiving: Jefferson Space, 11-198-td (Hodge, 6-135; Jones, 4-45-td; Woodworth, 1-18). Martins Ferry, 5-132-td (Carpenter, 2-74-td; Lucy, 1-6; Hanson, 1-9; Bennett, 1-43-td).
First Downs: Jefferson Space, 19; Martins Ferry, 15.
Fumbles: Jefferson Space, 1-1; Martins Ferry, 2-2
Penalties: Jefferson Space, 9-63; 7-57; Martins Ferry, 7-57.
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