Obsidian def. Mt. Vernon Middle School 44-8

REDMOND - The Mt. Vernon Middle School football team had a difficult time in the opening game of the 2003 season, dropping a 44-8 decision to Obsidian Middle School.

The Wolves held the Mustangs to minus 29 yards rushing in the first half, and went on to build a 44-0 lead before Mt. Vernon was able to get on the board late in the game.

Cash Wenick carried the ball twice to get the ball deep into Wolf territory which set up a short touchdown run by Ian McLeod.

Quarterback Austin Ranft ran for the 2-point conversions.

The Mustangs played better in the second half gaining a total of 124 yards on offense.

Mt. Vernon had another drive in the second half which took the ball down to the Obsidian 8 yard line, but the Mustangs were unable to score.

"The Redmond coaches told me this was one of the best teams they've had in years," Mt. Vernon coach Pete Piazza said.

Wenick led the Mustangs with 52 yards rushing.

Garrett Swaggart, Tyler Roberts and Alex Comacho each had four unassisted tackles, with Shane Murphy and Wenick recording three each.

Mt. Vernon returns to action on Friday, Sept. 19 hosting Pine Eagle. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

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