MARTINS FERRY,OHIO (WTRF) – Justin Kropka won his debut as head coach at Martins Ferry with a 27-23 victory over Shadyside.

A game of two different halves, the Tigers enjoyed a 16-6 lead over the Purple Riders at the break. The second half saw Ferry outscore Shadyside 21-7.

Martins Ferry will host Leetonia next week, while Shadyside hosts Shenandoah.