By Kevin Henson, KnoxPages.com Sports Reporter
MOUNT VERNON - The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets hosted the New Albany Eagles at Energy Field on senior night Friday night. New Albany struck first with an 18 yard run for a touchdown with the extra point being good giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The Jackets defense stepped it up holding New Albany to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. New Albany struck again in the second quarter with a 6 yard touchdown run with the extra point being good giving the Eagles a 14-0 lead. The Jackets drove down the field with a 1 yard touchdown run by Andrew Crane with the extra point being good giving the Eagles the lead 14-7 lead going into the half.
Both defenses stepped up big in the third quarter not allowing a touchdown or field goal to be made. In the 3rd quarter Mount Vernon intercepted a pass at the end zone while New Albany was driving and Mount Vernon stopped their drive.
Both New Albany and Mount Vernon's defenses continued to dominate each other going into the 4th quarter. But late in the 4th quarter Mount Vernon scored on a 36 yard touchdown pass from Williams to Davis giving the Eagles a 14 - 13 lead. Mount Vernon decided to go for the two point conversion to go for the win, but senior QB mason Williams was sacked and the two-point conversion failed. And that's where the game ended giving the Eagles a 14-13 win. The Jackets finished the season at 5-5 overall. Look for the Jackets to work on strength and conditioning more into the summer time for the 2016 season.
After the game Mount Vernon Head Coach Justin Todd said that a 5-5 record is mediocre and Mount Vernon needs to get above that record to be reckoned with.
Good job coach Todd and his staff for putting together a good season.