MOUNT VERNON — J.D. Orr could barely move.
The Mount Vernon junior hobbled from the bench to shake hands with the Delaware Hayes Pacers following Friday’s game. He was sore, but he was happy.
And he had good reason to be both.
Orr rushed for 173 yards in the fourth quarter alone, leading the Yellow Jacket come-from-behind effort as his team won, 42-28, over its most heated rival on Homecoming Night.
“It feels really good,” Orr said after the game. “I would feel a lot worse if we didn’t win.”
Orr finished with 263 yards on the ground on 32 carries. He scored three times, including the eventual game-winning one-yard dive with 1:29 left to play.
He had scored a go-ahead touchdown earlier in the quarter on a 50-yard touchdown run. He scored despite getting the ball knocked away midway through the run. However, the ball hit the ground and bounced right back into his hands.
Talk about the ball bouncing your way.
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