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Martins Ferry Rallies for Playoff Victory

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The Martins Ferry Purple Riders scored three, fourth-quarter touchdowns and rallied for a thrilling 30-28 win over Williamsport Westfall in the opening round of the Division 5 Region 17 playoffs.

Senior quarterback Bryan Styles ran for 154 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, and senior fullback Bruce Burger added the game-winner with one minute left in the fourth quarter to put the Riders ahead for good.

A sack by Luke Straub and Jahod Joyce, just before the final buzzer, sealed the win and touched off a huge celebration.

The Purple Riders (10-1) advance to play No.3 Wheelersburg (10-1) next Saturday night at a sight to be determined on Sunday afternoon.