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Still debatable if football will be played  but wrote something up for the quarterback club just in case so decided to post here.

 

 

Mount Vernon Wildcats at Heritage Hills Patriots.

 

 

This is the 20th   meeting between Heritage Hills and Mount Vernon (Posey) the two teams played in the regular season every year from 1974-1981 and resumed the regular season series in 2014,They also met 4 times in sectional play and once in the regional.

 

This will be the 1st time since 1982 that Heritage Hills opens their season against a conference opponent as Mount Vernon formerly a member of the now defunct Big Eight Conference joins the PAC and for football becomes member of the PAC large team division.

 

 

The Patriots lead the series 14-5 & like most of the Patriots opponents in the early days of the program Mount Vernon dominated the series  winning 3 of the first 4 games and starting with Bob Claytons 1st team in 1978 the Patriots have turned the tables winning 13 of the last 15 games.

 

 

 

Heritage Hills coaches records VS. Mount Vernon.

 

Roger Snow 1-2

Bob Ashworth 0-1

Bob Clayton 6-2

Todd Wilkerson 7-0

 

 

History of the series :

 

1974 regular season Mount Vernon 24 H Hills 6

1975 regular season Mount Vernon 26 H Hills 13

1976 regular season H Hills 14 Mount Vernon 8

1977 Mount Vernon 16 H Hills 6

1978 H Hills 21 Mount Vernon 14

1979 H Hills 44 Mount Vernon 0

1980 H Hills 27 Mount Vernon 0

1981 Mount Vernon 21 H Hills 0 

1985 sectional H Hills 40 Mount Vernon 6

1999 sectional Mount Vernon 6 H Hills 3

2000 sectional H Hills 36 Mount Vernon 7

2007 regional H Hills 36 Mount Vernon 14.

2014 Heritage Hills 21 Mount Vernon 7

2015 Heritage Hills 20 Mount Vernon 14

2016 Heritage Hills 15 Mount Vernon 6

2017 Heritage Hills 42 Mount Vernon 26

2018 Heritage Hills 45 Mount Vernon 7

2018 sectional Heritage Hills 47 Mount Vernon 0

2019 Heritage Hills 36 Mount Vernon 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Had to work this morning and went to bed as soon as I got home and wasn't hiding  🤣  First congrats Mount Vernon on the win. Not going to beat many teams when you turn the ball over 5 times.

We took a 14-7 lead and forced a Mount Vernon punt with about 5 minutes left, Ball was mishandled by the return man and it looked like instead of just falling on it he tried to scoop it off the field and it rolled a few feet and recovered by MV, I believe it gave them first and goal and tied the game. Its easy to look at something in hindsight but if he had fallen on it we might have held on. 

On Ensuing kickoff we fumble the ball again and Mount Vernon kicks the FG to go up 17-14. Now in catchup mold we go for it deep in our own territory and turn it over on downs and Mount Vernon turns it in to another TD and its game over.

 

We have won umpteen games by making plays on special teams but last night it was that area that decided the outcome.

 

Clean up the turnovers and we should be fine if not we might be heading for the programs just 6th losing season in 49 seasons of football.

 

Tough test at Tell City Friday and it should show what we learned in week 1.

 

Again congrats to the Wildcats on a well earned victory that handed the Patriots their first regular season loss since September 29th 2017 when we lost 17-7 against Southridge. 

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 Sounds like HH was their own worst enemy.   If there is football later in the year, sure they would love a rematch to turn the tables.  Must admit that I was a little surprised to see HH have 40 carries for only 120 yards......and total offense MV- 247  HH- 197.     

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39 minutes ago, Reb08 said:

 Sounds like HH was their own worst enemy.   If there is football later in the year, sure they would love a rematch to turn the tables.  Must admit that I was a little surprised to see HH have 40 carries for only 120 yards......and total offense MV- 247  HH- 197.     

Another huge play in the game besides the fumble on the punt was in the first quarter.

A HH player stripped the ball and looked like he was going to return it for a TD but the Mount Vernon player caught up to him as he got close to the endzone and not only knocked the ball out of his hands from behind but the Wildcats recovered just inches from the goal line.

After the play the Cats completed enough 1st downs to get out of the danger zone before punting.

 

Also got to give credit to coach Messmer for trusting his defense and punting with 5 minutes left  so they had the chance to recover the fumbled punt return.

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Surprised but not surprised...that was one heck of a senior class that the Pats lost.  So hard to replace that in a shortened offseason.

And MV was on the upswing with Cory Brunson at the helm. I'm sure some of those teachings carried over despite his departure to Reitz. 

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29 minutes ago, SEAL_63 said:

Surprised but not surprised...that was one heck of a senior class that the Pats lost.  So hard to replace that in a shortened offseason.

And MV was on the upswing with Cory Brunson at the helm. I'm sure some of those teachings carried over despite his departure to Reitz. 

Teachings?  Recall Mount Vernon scoring some points over the last few years, but never being real good on defense.  Defending the run has been a problem for them against anyone good. 

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1 minute ago, Reb08 said:

Teachings?  Recall Mount Vernon scoring some points over the last few years, but never being real good on defense.  Defending the run has been a problem for them against anyone good. 

MV has never defended well against anyone. I was simply pointing out the improvements of a program that went from being in the cellar most of this decade to a conference title contender a year ago. Coach Brunson was certainly a major part in that.

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22 hours ago, DaveMosbey said:

A HH player stripped the ball and looked like he was going to return it for a TD but the Mount Vernon player caught up to him as he got close to the endzone and not only knocked the ball out of his hands from behind but the Wildcats recovered just inches from the goal line.

Saw the highlight of it. One of the better high school effort plays I've seen in a while.

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29 minutes ago, Football Fanatic said:

Looks like it was the Ritzert kid who was an all stater for their defense last year. Impressive play for an offensive tackle lol

Indeed, that was the thing I noticed that #78 (78!!!) ran down a kid who is a track sprinter and pulled out an old Jay Cutler tomahawk from the late 90s.  That was impressive.  The kid was a highlight all night.....you would have thought they won state after the game, as half the team was crying tears of joy.  

They earned that, and punched us square in the mouth.  We must get better.

 

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