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Mount Vernon defeats Cooper

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MOUNT VERNON — The winning continued for the purple Tigers as they edged Cooper’s Bulldogs, 24-21 in the rain Friday night.

Both teams entered the game with identical undefeated 2-0 marks. When the clock struck 0:00 it was only Mount Vernon which went went to 3-0 for the year in non-district football.

The two teams came into the game riding strong defensive efforts during the first weeks of the season. But offense did rise to the top as the two teams clashed.

Montrel Roberts had 131 yards rushing and one score for Cooper. Teammate Pee Wee Jeffery ran 11 times for 110 yards.

The hometown Tigers got a standout performance from Kellan Carrell at quarterback. Carrell completed 12 of 21 passes for 171 yards, he also rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries and picked off a pass while playing defense.

Roberts got Cooper on the scoreboard first when he scored on an 89-yard touchdown run. Dan Beeler kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 game. J.J. Johnson caught a 29-yard scoring pass from Carrell. The extra point by Anibel Hernandez tied the game. Carrell added a 33-yard touchdown run to close out first quarter scoring.

Carrell scored in the second quarter on a 1-yard run. Cooper added an 80-yard scoring run. Both teams kicked extra points. The Bulldogs were trailing, 21-14 at intermission.

Hernandez kicked a 47-yard field goal. Cooper closed out the scoring with a 1-yard run by Logan Arthur to make it 24-21.

Neither team scored in the final quarter as the rain set in the night. The game was delayed by bad weather at one point. Mount Vernon took the three-point victory.

The Cooper defense stayed busy on the night. Wyzer Moore and Zach Harrison each had nine tackles.

For the year, Tommy Walker has 16 to lead the pack, he’s followed closely by Moore with 15; Harrison had 14; Arthur and Holder Jenkins had 12 each; Jonathan McGraw turned in 11 tackles; Landon Rackley and Nick Reeves had 10 tackles apiece.

Cooper ran the ball 37 times for 302 yards. Mount Vernon had 32 rushes for 132. The Bulldogs completed four of 13 passes for 35 yards with one interception. Mount Vernon had 132 yards.

 

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