Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 12, 2013

Cahokia races past Mt. Vernon

CAHOKIA — The Comanches ripped off an assortment of big plays in a 45-32 win over Mt Vernon on Friday night.

Cahokia scored seven touchdowns against Mt. Vernon. Five went for 40 yards or more.

We just didn't do a good enough job of getting multiple guys to the football and taking good angles and speed hurts you,” Mt. Vernon coach Jared Shaner said. “And they've got a lot of it.”

The two teams battled back and forth for control of the game early. Each team scored three times in the opening half and the score stood at 20-18 Cahokia after two quarters.

Mt. Vernon again used its vaunted run game to rip off yards. Demontez Miller-Gray rolled up 201 yards on the ground to lead the Rams. Graham Henken finished with 124, and C.J. Lloyd ran for 99 yards.

I didn't feel like (Cahokia) was ever lining up and stopping us consistently,” Shaner said.

Cahokia turn its small halftime cushion into a larger lead in the third. Keveion Akins pushed into the end zone from two yards out to make the score 26-18. The Comanches scored again midway through the fourth quarter, and the Rams were forced to play catchup.

Mt. Vernon scored twice late in the game, but the Comanches answered each time to hold the Rams off.

We talked about that,” Shaner said. “They're a team. They're tough. They're not just going to fold on you, and that was the case. They were physical on defense. And there were some plays where they did do a very good job.”

Mt. Vernon is 4-3 overall this season and 2-2 in South Seven Conference play. Cahokia improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in conference competition.

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