It was a beautiful night for a rivalry in downtown Mt. Vernon as the Mustangs hosted the Spartans of Solon. The scoring would start early in this one.
Mt. Vernon's Luke Muller took the opening kick-off all the way to the three-yard line setting up the strangest play of the night.
The center to quarterback exchange to Mt. Vernon's Tommy Hook would be fumbled, the ball would get kicked into the end zone and the Mustangs Chris Chapman would pounce on it.
Mt. Vernon takes the early 7-0 lead after the extra point.
Solon bounces right back. A nice Spartan drive is capped off by a 48-yard touchdown run by Brandon Kramer.
The score is tied 7-7 after the successful point after attempt.
That got the Spartan fans loud, and they would get louder.
After the Spartans intercepted a Tommy Hook pass, the Mustang defense would make a stand, but the the Solon defense pins the Mustangs in the shadow of their own end zone and that leads to a 28-yard put that sets up Solon for their next score.
The next drive is capped off by a Zach Nunemaker two-yard run. The point after is no good, but Solon leads 13-7.
A long second quarter scoring drought finally comes to an end when a Solon drive is capped off by a three-yard T-D run by Brandon Kramer, his second of the night.
Solon would take a 19-7 lead onto the half and would roll to a 35-12 road win.