ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity football team fell in its season opener on Friday, Sept. 4, dropping a back and forth affair to the Whitefield Wolfpack 43-40 at the Upper Campus Football Field.
Senior quarterback Blake Kytle finished the game 19-for-41 passing with a whopping 408 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions.
Classmate Andrew Douglas led the team in receiving with nine receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
Senior Jordan Jasper and junior Cam Jasper each picked up a touchdown in their Mustang debut as well.
The Mustangs led at the end of the first quarter 20-14 but went scoreless in the second period while allowing one touchdown to go down 21-20 at halftime.
In the second half, both offenses fired on all cylinders, combining for 42 points.
Mount Vernon trailed by one again at the end of the third quarter at 28-27.
Whitefield finished the game on a 15-13 run to take the win.
The Mustangs (0-1) are back in action on Friday, Sept. 11, traveling to Sharpsburg, Ga. to take on Trinity Christian.
Kickoff against the Lions is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.