The Mount Vernon Mountaineers came into McDonald County and spoiled the Mustangs’ Homecoming with a 43-21 win Friday night for the Mountaineers.

Guess the Cassville Wildcats would say that’s only fair for the Mustangs, since McDonald County knocked off Cassville on its Homecoming the previous week.

Friday night — especially the second half — was the Andrew Montemayor Show, as the receiver caught nine passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns.

Mount Vernon took a 14-0 lead in the first half after a Ty Boswell touchdown pass to Treston Shipman and then a Will Boswell interception return at 8 minutes, 37 seconds before halftime.

Late in the half, Peyton Barton put the Mustangs on the board with a TD run off a scramble.

Barton scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to get the Mustangs down to 27-21 with 1:49 before the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately, for the Mustangs, their score would remain the same and the Mountaineers scored three more times, a pair of touchdowns and a field goal.

In fact, Mount Vernon scored a touchdown with 4.9 ticks remaining in the third, taking a 33-21 advantage into the fourth.

McDonald County’s toughest portion of the schedule continues Friday night with a road game against the six-time defending Class 2 state champion Lamar.

The Tigers own a 39-game winning streak and have not been defeated since the final game of the 2014 regular season.

Lamar, who had a bye Friday night, outscored its first four opponents this season 172-6.