Brayton Shannon, Jacob Robertson, Jordan House and Brennen Fox combined for 40 carries in 2012, or six percent of Mt. Vernon’s 642 rushing attempts. Dan Werner and Caleb White each failed to record a carry.
Those six players rushed for 286 yards and four touchdowns in the Marauders’ season-opening 29-19 victory over Kokomo.
MV’s depth at running back was quickly evident Friday.
Alec Lohman, one of the team’s starting running backs, sat with a leg injury. Werner, the other starting back, left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
No matter. 4A No. 5 Mt. Vernon sealed its win over the WildKats with a 17-play, 82-yard touchdown drive that encompassed almost nine fourth-quarter minutes and featured a trio of fourth-and-short conversions.