MONTICELLO - A big third quarter was enough to push Mercer County past host Wayne County 41-27 Friday.
Mercer (1-1) trailed 13-10 at halftime, but scored 24 points in the third quarter to gain a lead it would not relinquish.
Andrew McCloud scored two of his four touchdowns in the third, and senior Seth Lamar returned an interception 27 yards for another score.
McCloud scored on runs of 3, 52 and 10 yards and also returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown. Jason Chadwick had two field goals (from 30 and 24 yards) and connected on all five of his extra point attempts.