The Mount Vernon football team jumped out to a 23-0 lead in the first quarter and held off a late charge by host Mansfield Madison in a 30-26 victory in Ohio Cardinal Conference play Friday night at Startek Stadium.
Down 30-13 at the end of the third quarter on Sept. 18, the Mount Vernon football team rallied to within a score of visiting Wooster midway through the fourth quarter before falling 33-23.
Fresh off a 35-28 double-overtime victory over East Knox on Sept. 11, the Centerburg football squad is the only remaining undefeated team in the Knox Morrow Athletic Conference.
At various points of Friday night’s Knox Morrow Athletic Conference contest, Centerburg appeared to be a play away from falling to East Knox for a fourth consecutive year.
The winner of Centerburg and East Knox Friday night at 7 p.m. may not clinch the Knox Morrow Athletic Conference championship, but they will be in the driver’s seat at the season’s midway point.