Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Drew Adams Seeks to Become Iowa’s All-Time Passer

Drew Adams Seeks to Become Iowa’s All-Time Passer

Story by Catherine Yeoman. Senior Drew Adams moved into the Iowa all-time career top 10 high school quarterbacks for all classes in touchdowns thrown and passing yards. He has thrown a total of 73 career touchdowns and needs only 25 more this season to reach the first place spot. In order to achieve the first […]

Mustangs Bounce Back With Come-From-Behind Win Against West Delaware

Mustangs Bounce Back With Come-From-Behind Win Against West Delaware

By Ben McGuire Forget about Solon; forget last week’s mistakes, the mental errors, the special team’s mishaps, forget all of it. The Mustangs are back! Mount Vernon bounced back from a 19-0 loss to Solon back on Aug. 25, with a 24-21 come from behind victory against West Delaware last Friday. “We started the season […]

Mustangs Defeat Hawks in Friday Night Comeback

Mustangs Defeat Hawks in Friday Night Comeback

2A #5 Mount Vernon won an upset against 3A #5 West Delaware, 24-21 Sept. 1. Photos by Lauren Hauser

Mustangs Play Rival Solon Tonight, Work to Continue Culture of Success

Mustangs Play Rival Solon Tonight, Work to Continue Culture of Success

By Ben McGuire Football is finally back. And for the Mount Vernon Mustangs this season brings forth new opportunity to achieve the goal of winning a state title. The Mustangs went 9-3 last season, and have qualified for state in each of the past two seasons. “We had a lot of guys have a breakout […]

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Video by Gavin Riedesel, Brian Harris, Ben McGuire, Aiden Frantz, and Reagan Light. Tristan Wirfs, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, signed on to play football for the University of Iowa Feb. 1, 2017. Wirfs is a three-sport athlete, currently wrestling heavyweight. He had to drop over 30 pounds from his football weight to wrestle […]

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Video By Zach Krogmann, Jeremy Krogmann, and Jack Cochrane The Mount Vernon High School weight room has experienced major, positive changes thanks to Dave and Carol Van Metre. The weight room has been updated with new flooring and equipment. Dave, a Mount Vernon class of 1955 graduate, also provided weight training and fitness equipment to Mount Vernon in […]

Wirfs Selected for The Army Bowl

Wirfs Selected for The Army Bowl

By Bailey Priborsky Standing in front of the Army Bowl backdrop holding the hard earned jersey is Mount Vernon senior Tristan Wirfs. Hands are shaken and cameras flash as our very own classmate gets selected to play in this game of elite high school football players. As soon as he was able, Wirfs was throwing […]

One Game at a Time: A 2016 Football Recap

One Game at a Time: A 2016 Football Recap

  By Rachel Bell     Every high school football team dreams of playing on the shining turf under the twinkling lights of the UNI Dome. Few teams achieve this goal. There’s something special, for fans and players alike, in seeing each individual play on the big screen. The bleachers seemingly span to the sky, […]

Mustangs Return to the UNI-Dome

Mustangs Return to the UNI-Dome

By Ben McGuire The football team’s state berth has solidified a fall sports sweep for Mount Vernon. For the second consecutive year the Mustangs have punched their ticket to the UNI-Dome with a 42-32 victory Friday over Williamsburg, and will play in the state tournament once again. Mount Vernon has now qualified for state in […]

A Record Breaking Season for Mount Vernon Football

A Record Breaking Season for Mount Vernon Football

By Emma Klinkhammer As the Mustangs prepare to head into their last game deciding whether they will play at the dome, they have already had a record breaking season. Mount Vernon overpowered Williamsburg 56-21 at the district title game Oct. 21,  and if that isn’t an accomplishment enough, they would become the fourth school in […]