FORTVILLE — Yorktown’s 116-0 rampage over lesser competition in its first two games is now no fluke.
The same can’t be said for Mt. Vernon’s No. 5 ranking in the Class 4A media poll, going into the Marauders’ meeting with the Tigers Friday night.
Tigers’ quarterback Riley Neal and his receivers — along with explosive runner Chandler Carroll — exposed a relatively young Marauder side big time, as Yorktown surprisingly pounded MV 49-25 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference opener for both clubs.
Neal wasn’t quite Peyton Manning the night before, but was more than good enough. The Tigers’ QB threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns and was 27-for-38, mostly against man coverage and hardly a rush by the other side.
Carroll, who went into the contest as the state’s leader in both rushing yardage (427) and touchdowns (nine), ran for 182 yards and punched it in three times.
“It was the first real test for a lot of these guys, and we just got outplayed,” MV coach Doug Armstrong said. “We just got worked on all phases, on offense and defense. They outplayed us physically, athletically and mentally.”