MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets shattered a school record with a 98-yard touchdown pass on a play that completed a 13-point comeback.

Then Ashland, a team which had been penalized 15 times and saw one of its top offensive weapons ejected from the game for fighting, sealed things up with a sudden 20-yard punt return by one of the upbacks.
It’s been that kind of season for Mount Vernon.

The Jackets came away from Friday’s 35-21 loss with a lot of positives — but also, with a lot to work on.

Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon junior Ashton Fisher (5) holds 6-month-old Carter Shayfelt while the team is introduced before Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game against Ashland. Shayfelt has a disease that will render him blind before he reaches adulthood, and the Yellow Jackets dedicated the game to him.
Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Will Small (14) awaits the ball for an interception on a pass intended for Ashland’s Ross Garrison (5) during the first quarter of Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. Mount Vernon’s Isaiah Mickley (24) looks on. The Arrows won, 35-21.


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