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MV Tigers drops first game, lose to New Boston, 48-28

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MOUNT VERNON—After rolling out to a 5-0 start, the Tigers saw their undefeated mark come crashing down Friday night, losing to New Boston, 48-28.

The visiting Lions roared from the first of the game to the end of the District 16-3A football contest. Mainly fueled by the running of Sha’Keem Jeffferson.

Jefferson rambled for 286 yards and four touchdowns to power the Lions’ attack.

New Boston bolted to a 35-0 lead and never looked back.

Mount Vernon responded late when quarterback Kellen Carrell threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Landon Price.

Freshman Austin Toney came off the bench to throw a 67-yard scoring pass to Jay Jay Johnson.

Carrell, who had battled the flu all week, completed nine of 22 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown with one interception.

Toney, in his first varsity action, threw the ball time 11 times, completing six for 94 yards and two scores.

Johnson led all MV rushers with 13 carries for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Colton Kenner caught six passes for 115 yards and one score for the Tigers. Price caught two passes for 41 yards. Kenner caught two passes for 23 yards and a two point conversion.

“They were better that us and they won. They were bigger, faster and stronger,” Mount Vernon head football coach Charles Swann admitted. “You play long enough, especially in our district, you come across some teams like them.”

Swann continued, “We missed some tackles and had other mistakes. When you do that against a good team like New Boston they make you pay for it. We got behind early, but we made it a game later. But it was too much of a deficit to make up.”

The Tigers, 5-1, 0-1, will play at Liberty-Eylau on Oct. 16.

 

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