MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets waited until Saturday to get the real show started.
Nearly 24 hours after Friday’s kickoff, the Jackets scored three touchdowns in the space of three minutes in the third quarter. Meantime, J.D. Orr rushed for 204 yards and added another touchdown to his season total to send the Franklin Heights Falcons home with a 37-15 defeat in their Ohio Capital Conference opener.
“We stuck with our game plan,” said Mount Vernon head coach Anthony Naples. “It worked for us. It was just a matter of executing it.”
The game had been stopped Friday night when lightning was sighted early in the second quarter. The delay came right after the Falcons’ first touchdown, and Saturday’s first play was a successful two-point conversion attempt.
The 16-8 score held up through the rest of the quarter. When the Jackets (3-1, 1-0 OCC) got possession in the third quarter, they reeled off three touchdowns on three drives.
The first two came on short touchdown carries by Ryan Fitzgerald. The junior quarterback did more damage with his legs than his arm, finishing with 129 yards on 14 rushes for three touchdowns. In the air, Fitzgerald completed six out of eight passes for 61 yards.
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