MOUNT VERNON — Approriately enough, one of the final songs played on the local radio station before Friday’s football games was the Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again.”
It was rain — more specifically, lightning — that interrupted an extra-point attempt by Franklin Heights at 9:38 in the second quarter against Mount Vernon. The lightning hung around long enough that the point-after will be tried at 5 p.m. today.
The 16-6 lead by the Yellow Jackets at home doesn’t reflect the beating they had been giving the Falcons on Friday.
Except for one long kickoff return and a 15-yard personal foul penalty, the game has gone almost entirely Mount Vernon’s way. When the game was called, the Jackets were outgaining the Falcons, 171-8.
“Our kids are taking advantage of some things (Franklin Heights) is giving us,” said Mount Vernon head coach Anthony Naples. “Our kids talked after the game. They know what they need to do. We’ll continue that. I think our offåensive line is doing a decent job now.”
Franklin Heights had no way to contain J.D. Orr. The junior rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown. Four of his carries went for over 10 yards.
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