Purple Tigers break away from Commerce
From Staff Reports

Oct. 9, 2004 - COMMERCE - Mount Vernon broke open a 14-14 halftime tie with 28 points in the second half to open District 11-3A play with a win over Commerce.

The Purple Tigers, though, saw senior quarterback Colby Dickson leave the field with an undetermined injury in the fourth quarter.

Before leaving, Dickson threw for three touchdowns, while Timothy Monroe took an interception back 52 yards for one touchdown, and Jerrus Doss scored on a 64-yard punt return .

Dickson completed eight-of-15 for 139 yards for the Tigers (4-3, 1-0), who won their third straight game.

Besides his interception return, Monroe also scored on a 6-yard run.

Mount Vernon was also able to hold Commerce quarterback Zach Boles to 11 completions on 31 attempts for 188 yards, and limit Commerce to just 79 yards rushing. Boles did toss two touchdown passes, both of them to Lee Mathis, who had four catches for 108 yards.

Mount Vernon 14 0 14 14 -- 42

Commerce 0 14 7 7 -- 28

First Quarter

MTV - Cooper Williams 31 pass from Colby Dickson (Landry McGonagill kick)

MTV- Williams 8 pass from Dickson ( McGonagill kick)

Second Quarter

COM - Andre Wilson 2 run (kick failed)

COM - Wesley Hunter 14 run (James Mills pass from Zack Boles)

Third Quarter

COM - Lee Mathis 87 pass from Boles (Hunter kick)

MTV - Timothy Monroe 6 run (McGonagill kick)

MTV - Jerrus Doss 64 punt return (McGonagill kick)

Fourth Quarter

MTV - Doss 16 pass from Dickson (McGonagill kick)

MTV - Monroe 52 interception return (McGonagill kick)

COM - Mathis 23 pass from Boles (Hunter kick)

Statistic MTV COM

First downs 16 14

Rushing yards 29-138 27-79

Passing yards 139 188

Comp-att-int 8-15-2 11-30-2

Punts-avg 2-23.0 3-29.3

Penalties-yards 8-65 5-40

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing -- MTV: Kendal Stoker 13-72, Colby Dickson 6-26, Jerrus Doss 5-25, Tim Monroe 4-10, Justin Drabble 1-5. COM: Zach Boles 9-40, Wesley Hunter 1-14, Andre Wilson 13-13, Kenny Johnson 1-6, Stephen Patillo 1-4, Travis Burnett 1-3, Jeremy Dowdy 1-(-1).

Passing -- MTV: Colby Dickson 8-15-2-139, Justin Drabble 0-1-0-0. COM: Zach Boles 11-31-2-188.

Receiving -- MTV: Tim Monroe 3-53, Cooper Williams 3-51, Jake Maxton 1-23, Kendal Stoker 1-12. COM: Lee Mathis 4-108, Travis Burnett 2-34, Wesley Hunter 2-32, Landon Wilson 1-10, Stephen Patillo 2-4.

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