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Tigers defeat West, claim Area title

Adrian Robles (6) breaks a tackle after he intercepted a pass and then returned it 73 yards for a touchdown.Adrian Robles (6) breaks a tackle after he intercepted a pass and then returned it 73 yards for a touchdown.The Mount Vernon Tigers football team claimed the Area title by defeating the West Trojans 24-21 Friday, November 20 at Rockwall.

The Tigers will now advance to the Regional playoff round. They will play against Mineola at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 27 at Sulphur Springs High School. For details from this week’s game, see the November 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.