DACULA, Ga. - The 2019 season came to a close for the Mount Vernon varsity football team on Friday night, Nov. 15, falling to the Hebron Christian Lions 13-7 in the first round of the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament at Burlingame Field at Lions Stadium.
Both squads battled early and often, trading possessions the entire first half en route to a 0-0 score at halftime.
Following intermission, the Mustangs struck first three minutes into the third quarter when Luke Barnes found Skylar Stefaniak for a 65-yard touchdown.
Five minutes later, the Lions got on the board to tie the game 7-7.
The score would remain deadlocked heading into the final period.
After trading possessions, Hebron Christian struck again with 7:58 to play but missed the extra point to lead 13-7.
Mount Vernon could not capitalize the remainder of the game, turning the ball over with less than a minute to play.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department sincerely thanks all seniors, players, coaches, parents and community for a great 2019 season!
Mount Vernon has now played in four consecutive GHSA Class-A Private postseasons and will look to continue that trend for 2020 and beyond.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.