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Mount Vernon falls to Cooper 48-6

Sam Alston stiff arms an opponent as he crosses the goal line to score the only Tiger touchdown against the Cooper Bulldogs. Friday the 13th did not go well for the Mount Vernon Tiger football team as they lost 48-6 to the state ranked Cooper Bulldogs. The Tigers had their hands full trying corral the running attack of the Bulldogs.

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Seventh grade Lady Tigers are champs

Sarah Sinclair spikes the volleyballSarah Sinclair spikes the volleyball for the seventh grade Lady Tiger volleyball team. The team won the championship in their home tournament Saturday, September 14 in Tiger Gym. For more information, see the Sept. 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Cross country teams compete

Members of the Mount Vernon Tiger and Lady Tiger cross country teams competed at the Tyler Lee Invitational Cross Country Meet on the University of Texas at Tyler campus on Saturday, Sept. 7. For more information, see the Sept. 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hallonquist Bowl set in Mount Vernon

Andrew and Will HallonquistThe Hallonquist Bowl, otherwise known as the junior high football game, will take place Thursday, September 19 at Don Meredith Stadium. Andrew Hallonquist coaches junior high football for Mount Vernon and teaches seventh grade history.

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JV Tigers beat Linden-Kildare

Caleb Deal hauls in a pass for the junior varsity TigersThe Mount Vernon junior varsity purple Tigers beat the Linden-Kildare Tigers 28-24 in their game on Thursday, September 5. Caleb Deal hauls in a pass for the junior varsity Tigers. For more information, see the September 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Junior high ladies win

The Mount Vernon Junior High Lady Tigers volleyball teams started their season with wins against Chapel Hill and Paris Chisum. For complete scores and points scored off of serve for each player, see the September 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tigers travel to Cooper

The Mount Vernon Tigers will travel to Cooper to face the Bulldogs this Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs were area  finalists last year and have nine offensive and five defensive starters who returned from their previous team. For more information, see the Sept. 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Sub varsity Lady Tigers win

McKenna Medders goes up for a spike for the junior varsity Lady Tigers.McKenna Medders goes up for a spike for the junior varsity Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon High School freshman and junior varsity volleyball teams had a successful week and won games against Pittsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 3. For more information, see the Sept. 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Mount Vernon defeats Linden-Kildare Tigers 49-16

Mason Cook follows the lead of Zac Migues as he clears a path to move the football up the field for the Tigers.The Mount Vernon Tiger football team traveled to Linden-Kildare (LK) on Friday, Sept. 6 and added some purple bruises to the blue Tiger team. “I was very pleased with the offensive line and our ability to run the ball,” Head Coach Mike Alexander said. “That is one of the things we really wanted to accomplish.”

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