Tigers score 60, but it's not enough
From Staff Reports

Sept. 18, 2004 - MOUNT VERNON - The Mount Vernon Tigers racked up 60 points Friday night, but it wasn't enough as Royse City put up 70 in a wild game that saw the teams combine for 18 touchdowns.

Mount Vernon senior quarterback Colby Dickson threw for 338 yards on 18-of-31 passing, including six TD passes. But, he was matched by Royse City QB James Mapps, who ran for 353 yards and seven TDs on 27 carries.

Mapps also threw for 150 yards and two more touchdowns.

There were only three turnovers in the game as the teams combined for 1,200 yards of offense. Along with Dickson's 300-yard passing game, the Tigers' Kendal Stoker ran for 132 yards as MV accumulated 562 yards of offense.

Dickson's favorite receiver was Cooper Williams, who caught six passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Jerrus Doss was on the receiving end of five passes for 88 yards and two more scores. Mount Vernon's Tim Monroe also scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 51 and 5 yards.

Mapps led the Bulldogs to 478 rushing yards while teammate Cameron Holliness ran for 125 yards on 14 carries and scored the Bulldogs' only TD not accounted for by Mapps.

Mapps scored on runs of 4, 5, 15, 19, 27, 46 and 61 yards.

Mount Vernon took a 21-6 first quarter lead, but Royse City scored four TDs in the second period to cut the Tiger advantage to 35-34 at halftime.

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