NEWARK — Both sides of the ball were working strong for the Mount Vernon football team Friday.
The Yellow Jackets amassed nearly 400 yards of offense and threw up a goose egg on the scoreboard defensively as they beat host Newark, 21-0.
Mount Vernon (2-0) spread the wealth around Friday, as it racked up 242 yards on the ground and another 146 through the air. Wyatt Gregory led the charge with 135 yards on 13 rushing attempts.
While Gregory got the majority of the yards, it was Ryan Tiell who helped the Jackets dent the scoreboard first. Tiell broke loose on a 19-yard touchdown run on the final play of the first quarter to give the Jackets a 7-0 lead.
MV added two scores in the third quarter to put the game away.
Gregory got the first on an 18-yard run. Then, quarterback Trey Davidson hooked up with Gavin Moyer on a 29-yard pass play to ice the game for MV.
Davidson ended the night completing 7 of 10 passes for 90 yards and the score. Britton Long also saw a good bit of time at quarterback, completing 7 of 11 passes for 56 yards.
Cory Berg was the busiest of six Jacket receivers who caught passes, hauling in five for 79 yards. Moyer’s 29-yard TD was his only catch, while Spencer Stanley caught three passes for 14 yards.
A.J. Keen picked up 54 yards rushing on 15 carries for the Jackets, while Davidson rushed for 30 yards on eight totes.
The Jacket defense was just as strong, holding Newark (0-2) to less than 200 yards on the day. They also forced one fumble and intercepted Jaden Woods once.
Woods completed 13 of 27 passes for 78 yards and rushed for another 52 on eight carries to led the Wildcats. Garret Ramsey caught five passes for 22 yards.
The Jackets will look to keep the momentum going next Friday when they travel to Buckeye Valley.