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Mount Vernon opens district play at Hooks

The Mount Vernon Tigers will travel to Hooks to face the Hornets on Friday, September 27 for the first district football game of 2013. “Everybody is starting over this week,” Head coach Mike Alexander said.

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New tunnel

Members of the varsity Tiger football team exits their new inflatable helmet as they charge onto the fieldMembers of the varsity Tiger football team exits their new inflatable helmet as they charge onto the field prior to the football game against Cooper on Friday, September 13.

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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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Eight grade volleyball wins tourney

Taylor McCoy stretches to tip the volleyball over the netTaylor McCoy stretches to tip the volleyball over the net for the eighth 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.

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.

JV Tigers fall to Cooper

The Mount Vernon junior varsity Tigers lost to Cooper 24-26 in the final seconds of the game on Thursday, September 12. Cooper scored a touchdown with 30 seconds remaining to score 24 points.

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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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Ladies beat Daingerfield

Emily Floyd delicately tips the volleyball over  the net for the Lady Tigers.The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers volleyball team split games last week with a win against Daingerfield on Tuesday and a district opener loss to Paris Chisum on Friday.

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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.