Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 5, 2012

Cahokia blanks Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON — Cahokia used three touchdowns in the first half to beat the Rams 20-0 Friday night.

Constant rain turned J.D. Shields Memorial Stadium into a swamp as large puddles littered the playing surface. With 4:45 left in the first half, the game was delayed by lightning. Players, fans and coaches waited about an hour before the two teams returned to action.

“It was just a very different game, I guess,” Mt. Vernon coach Jared Shaner said.

Mt. Vernon’s best offensive drive came in the middle of the third quarter. Demontez Miller-Grey had a pair of solid runs to help the Rams move near midfield. Clayton Reeves and Doug Gardner followed with runs to keep the drive alive. Then Miller-Grey took the ball from the 35-yard line only to have a Cahokia player hit him and jar the ball loose. Cahokia recovered the ball to end the Mt. Vernon threat. Gardner led the Mt. Vernon ground game with 30 yards on eight carries. Travis Mitchell added 21 yards on three carries.

“It was frustrating,” Shaner said. “It just felt like we just didn’t have as many possessions as we normally do offensively.”

The sloppy conditions made passing almost impossible for both teams. Mt. Vernon attempted five passes and completed one attempt for no yards. Cahokia attempted one pass that fell incomplete.

The Comanches were able to carve out space running the ball. Keveion Akins led the Comanches with 94 yards on 26 carries. Quarterback Darby Perry added 43 yards on 10 carries.

“I told my kids from the beginning of the game let’s not try and do anything fancy just let’s play power ball,” Cahokia coach Antwyne Golliday said.

Perry punched in the Comanches first touchdown with 3:22 left in the opening quarter. Akins scored twice in the second quarter after the lengthy delay.

“They ran a lot of downhill stuff, which gave us problems in the first half,” Shaner said.

Mt. Vernon is 0-7 this season, and Cahokia improved to 4-3.

Text Only
  • Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

     Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the StLouis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • MTV-Salem Junior Legion Salem ends Mt. Vernon's season

    A sacrifice fly made the difference in Salem's 1-0 win against the Post 141 Junior Legion team Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Breese shuts down Mt. Vernon

    Post 141's Junior Legion team lost 4-0 to the Breese Gray Post 976 squad on Sunday in the district title game.

    July 20, 2014

  • Juniors top Salem

    An early lead and strong pitching propelled the Post 141 Junior Legion team to a 3-1 win over Salem in the district tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-19 jr. legion cut Lyday shuts out Bluford MT. VERNON — Jeremiah Lyday went the distance and Mt. Vernon’s Jr. Legion squad did just enough offensively to advance in the district tournament at Brennan Klein Field on Friday.Lyday scattered three hits and recorded six strikeouts as Post 141 shut

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • cardinals.jpg Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0002.JPG Basketball camp concludes at Changnon

    About 75 kids in the Mt. Vernon region participated in an offensive skills basketball camp this week at Changnon Gym.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • trout.jpg Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0001.JPG Post 141 falls at Centralia

    CENTRALIA — Centralia broke a 6-6 deadlock with a four-run outburst in the seventh inning to take a 10-7 West Division Senior Legion victory over Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brewers maintain lead heading to break

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The end of a seven-game losing streak lifted the spirits of the Milwaukee Brewers.

    July 14, 2014

Tom Lindley Sports