FORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon made sure the pendulum in its rivalry with Pendleton Heights remained firmly on its side Friday night.
The Marauders received a few unintended, but welcome, assists from the Arabians.
Aided by touchdowns on defense and special teams, MV ran off to a 28-0 halftime lead and got a much-needed Hoosier Heritage Conference victory in the school’s fall homecoming, 35-7.
Class 3A No. 13 Mt. Vernon (4-1, 1-1 HHC) remained in the conference title hunt, while the Arabians (2-3, 0-3 HHC) were dealt their third straight defeat both overall and at the Marauders’ hands.
MV again was methodical when it had the ball, with both Alec Lohman and Dan Werner passing the century mark and the team netting 395 yards — its entire offensive output — on the ground.
Lohman ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while Werner added 116 and Brayton Shannon 92, all but six coming in the second half.