ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity football team got back to .500 on Friday evening, Oct. 16, defeating the Loganville Christian Academy Lions 50-14 at the Upper Campus Stadium Field on Homecoming.
Mount Vernon started the scoring early, punching in a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage on a six-yard touchdown pass from Blake Kytle to Jack Mette with 11:31 to play in the first quarter. The PAT failed but Mount Vernon still led 6-0.
The Mustangs outscored the Lions 15-0 in the second quarter, the first score coming from a Kytle 26-yard completion to Andrew Douglas plus a PAT by William Lavender to lead 13-0.
With 3:45 to play in the half, the Mustangs scored again on a Kytle 12-yard keeper followed by a successful two-point conversion for a 21-0 lead.
The Lions got on the board with 1:37 to play in the half when Brent Taylor connected with Hunter Hampton for a 10-yard touchdown. Carter Smith made the extra point for a 21-7 Mustang lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Mustangs opened the floodgates, outscoring the Lions 29-7.
Blake Kytle rushed in two more scores in the second half while Liam O'Toole also scored a rushing touchdown.
Lavender made a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Mustangs as well.
Back up quarterback Luke Barnes also scored a touchdown late to further seal Mount Vernon's victory.
Kytle finished the game 12-for-20 with 202 yards with two passing touchdowns and three rushing scores.
Douglas led the team in receiving, bringing in six catches for 124 yards and one touchdown.
Syncere Harris paced Mount Vernon in rushing with 10 carries and 75 yards.
Mount Vernon (3-3) returns to action on Friday, Oct. 23, opening region play against the Hebron Christian Lions.
Kickoff for Friday's contest is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's Upper Campus Stadium Field.
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.