2003 Playoff Game
Martins Ferry Mows Down Fairland
By Jeff Gorby
Martins Ferry, Ohio - Dom Bopp and Trevor Bruney each scored two touchdowns to power Martins Ferry to a 56-6 win over Fairland in the Ohio Division IV high school playoffs Saturday night.
Bopp caught TD passes of 35 and 51 yards from Ryan Church. Bruney's TD runs covered 12 and 46 yards as the Purple Raiders improved to 9-2. The Dragons finished 7-4.
Bruney finished with 172 yards on 20 carries. C.J. Stewart led Fairland with 51 yards on 13 attempts.
Bopp caught 7 passes for 190 yards. In first downs Martins Ferry had a 25-10 edge.
"Martins Ferry was a better team." Fairland coach Bryan Ward said. "The effort was there. We just didn't execute. Martins Ferry is going to go a long way in the playoffs."
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th total
Fairland 0 0 6 0 6
Martins Ferry 14 16 14 12 56
Martins Ferry - 35 yard pass from Ryan Church to Dom Bopp. Pass failed
Martins Ferry - 12 yard run by Trevor Bruney. Run good by Ryan Church
Martins Ferry - 1 yard run by Chase Yoder. Pass complete from Ryan Church to Dom Bopp.
Martins Ferry - 6 yard run by Kyle Ray. Run failed
Fairland - 58 yard pass from Michael Hill to Chance Adkins. Pass failed.
Martins Ferry - 51 yard pass from Ryan Church to Dom Bopp. Run good by Chase Yoder.
Martins Ferry - 39 yard run by Kyle Ray. Run failed.
Martins Ferry - 15 yard run by Luke Warren. Run failed.
Fairland Martins Ferry
First Downs 10 25
Rushes - yards 36-119 47-387
Passing - yards 79 188
Penalties - yards 4-32.5 7-60
Rushing - Fairland: Stewart 13-51, Bowman 10-28, Lang 6-28, Love 1-8, Lucas 1-5, Clark 3-7, Adkins 1-0, Hill 1- minus 8. Martins Ferry; Bruney 20-172, Ray 6-78, Warren 7-59, Yoder 11-69, Church 2-7, Burress 1-2
Passing - Fairland: Michael Hill 2-7-0,79 Bowman 0-1-0. Martins Ferry: Church 8-12-0,188.
Receiving - Fairland: Adkins 1-58, Fuller 1-21. Martins Ferry: Bopp 7-190, Yoder 1- minus 2