|Brownsboro pulls away from Purple Tigers|
|By RANDY SHORTNANCY| News-Telegram Correspondent|
Sept. 9, 2006 - BROWNSBORO - The Mount Vernon Tigers suffered their second loss of the season on the road to the Brownsboro Bears 25-13, on Friday.
The major concern on everyone's mind was could the Tiger offense get clicking and that they did totaling up to 257 yards in the loss.
Tiger quarterback Zach Jaggers tossed two touchdown passes and had a total of 143 yards in the air while tacking on 16 rushing yards giving him 159 yards on the night.
Mount Vernon took control of the game early when Jaggers found Chris Bonner for a 22-yard TD pass on the Tigers' opening possession. The point after attempt was no good by Landry McGonagill and the Tigers had an early 6-0 lead.
Brownsboro answered when Jordan Magee found David Rudd for an 18-yard touchdown pass capping off a six-play, 80-yard drive. The Bears' PAT attempt by Tyler Smith was no good and at the end of the first quarter the score was even at 6-6.
The Bears did not waste anytime tacking on six more points to get the second quarter underway. Magee hit Jonathan Johnson for 28 yards for his second touchdown pass of the half, capping off a nine-play drive that covered 67 yards. After the PAT failed, Brownsboro had a 12-6 lead.
After a key third-and-4 play from Magee to Johnson picked up 62 yards, the Bears again found themselves in Tiger territory at the 19. Then with 4:13 left, Ryan Epperson dove in from 1-yard out to cap the six-play drive that totaled 75 yards. The conversion attempt failed again, leaving Brownsboro with an 18-6 lead with 4:13 left in the half.
Jaggers set the Tigers up at their own 38-yard line and was looking to cut the gap on the Bears before the half. After executing an excellent drive and managing the clock, Jaggers threw his second touchdown pass of the evening, finding Kolton Stoker for 17 yards to cap off a 13-play. 62-yard drive. McGonagill's point after was good and at the half the Tigers had cut the Bears lead to 18-13.
Both teams put on a defensive clinic in the third quarter as they had fourth down stands and neither would be able to put any points on the board. At the end of the third quarter, the Bears still held the five point advantage.
Then with 6:18 left in the game, Brownsboro struck again when Johnson again scampered through the Tiger defense from 6-yards out and the point after from Smith was good and the Bears again extended their lead to 12 points.