MOUNT VERNON — Alex Hausmann rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown to lead Mount Vernon to a rousing 54-14 Big 8 Conference victory over East Newton on Friday.
The Mountaineers built a 27-0 lead in the second quarter before the Patriots found the end zone. Shane Williams got it started for Mount Vernon with a 60 yard punt return touchdown to make it 7-0 in the first.
The Mountaineers never looked back.
Hausmann, Mount Vernon’s quarterback, tossed for 90 yards and a score through the air. He and Williams were a force for the Mountaineers. Hausmann followed Williams’ punt return with a 15-yard touchdown run of his own.
Williams would follow with scoring sprints of 3 and 12 yards on the next two drives. The Patriots would then answer, however, on an Ian Plemmons eight yard scamper to make it 27-7. Mount Vernon would add another score on a Denton Thomas 6 yard touchdown reception just before the half to make it 34-7 at the intermission.
Plemmons would go on to add his second rushing touchdown of the contest, a three yard burst, in the second half for the Patriots’ final score. Devin Morris would go on to add a pair of 18 yard touchdown runs and Jacob LaSalle hit paydirt from two yards out to cap the scoring.
It was a tough loss for the Patriots. They remain winless this season at 0-5, 0-4 conference. Rocky Liveoak led the Patriots with 159 combined yards (65 passing, 94 rushing).
Morris racked up 82 yards on the ground for the Mountaineers. Williams ran for 75.