ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity football teams continued its winning ways on Friday, Oct. 23, toppling the Hebron Christian Academy Lions 42-3 en route to its first region victory at the Upper Campus Stadium Field.
Mount Vernon outscored the Lions 28-3 in the first period of the game to take complete control of the contest.
Blake Kytle connected with Andrew Douglas for a 73-yard touchdown with 9:47 to play in the first period. William Lavender made the PAT for a 7-0 early lead.
After a Jonathan Burke 31-yard field goal for the Lions, the Mustangs struck again with 5:56 to play in the opening period when Douglas returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown. With Lavender's extra point, the Mustangs led 14-3.
Late in the first quarter, Syncere Harris got in on the scoring action, rushing for a 40-yard touchdown. Lavender was good again on the extra point for a 21-3 Mustang advantage with 4:00 to play in the opening frame.
The final score of the first period came when Kytle found Douglas again, this time for an 85 yard score in the air. Lavender made the extra point for a 28-3 edge.
The Mustang defense would hold firm the remainder of the game while the Mustang offense continued to roll.
Liam O'Toole rushed in a 13-yard touchdown before halftime and Cam Jasper caught a two-yard pass from Kytle in the fourth quarter to expand the Mustang lead to 42-3.
Kytle finished 15-for-24 with 293 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Douglas paced the Mustangs in receiving with seven catches, 224 yards and three touchdowns.
Harris paced Mount Vernon in rushing with 59 yards on five carries.
The Mustang defense shined all afternoon as well, allowing just 76 yards (including -7 yards rushing).
The Mustangs (4-3, 1-0 in Region 5-1A) return to action on Friday, Oct. 30, traveling to Providence Christian.
Kickoff against the Storm is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Lilburn, Ga.
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.