ATHENS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity football team picked up its second consecutive victory on Friday night, Sept. 17, defeating the Athens Christian Eagles 35-14 at Eagle Stadium.
Spencer Corley finished with two rushing touchdowns while Jack Mette caught two touchdowns from Luke Barnes to lead to the victory.
The contest was tied 7-7 after the first quarter, but Mount Vernon erupted for 21 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 28-7 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Mustangs and Eagles traded touchdowns in the third quarter for a 35-14 contest.
Neither team would score in the final period, leading to the Mustang win.
Luke Barnes finished the game 13-for-17 with 170 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Jonathan Gallinaro led Mount Vernon in receiving with 81 yards on six catches.
Teammate Jack Mette had 58 yards to go with his two touchdowns.
The Mustangs (2-2) return to the grid iron on Friday, Sept. 24, hosting George Walton Academy.
Kickoff against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 4:15 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.