Titans roll past Wildcats on Homecoming

Gibson Southern continues its winning streak, advancing to 7-0 on the season

On Homecoming night for the Gibson Southern Titans, the Mount Vernon Wildcats made the trip from Posey County to Gibson County to play in a conference matchup. Coming into the game the Titans were 6-0 and the Wildcats were 4-2, both looking to come away with a crucial conference win, in hopes of taking home the Pocket Athletic Conference title at the end of the season.

The game featured junior Tanner Boyd starting behind center for the Titans, and Nicot Burnett in the same position for the Wildcats. Boyd felt he was ready for the game.

“I watched a lot of their film during the week; we ran through their defense, and we were preparing plays,” Boyd said.

The Titans jumped out to an early 7-0 lead over the Wildcats, and did not look back from there. Senior running back Devan Roberts helped punch in a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. He then helped punch in another rushing touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter to make it 14-0, after sophomore kicker Cam Novotony put the ball through the uprights. Shortly after a stout standing from the Titan defense, Gibson Southern got the ball back again before halftime. The Titans drove the field and handed it off to Roberts for another touchdown, to make three touchdowns for the senior before the half concluded. The Titans headed into the locker room up 20-0.

“The defense came up huge and played very well; it seemed that Mount Vernon couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball,” junior defensive back Mason Scheller said. “We had a great defensive scheme, and I thought we executed well throughout the entirety of the game.”

After halftime the Titans got yet another touchdown when Boyd threw a touchdown pass to senior Brock Fauquher to go up 26-0. The offense stayed on the field and junior athlete Sean DeLong caught a diving pass for the two-point conversion to make it 28-0. 

“We knew that most of the varsity would be out after that drive, so it was good to set the tone for the next week,” DeLong said. 

After another stout defensive stand from the Titans, Roberts plowed through the line and was off for a 54-yard touchdown to cap off his night. 

Mount Vernon ended up scoring a touchdown to make it 35-7 and moved the Titans to 7-0 and the Wildcats to 4-3 on the season. 

The bright spot for us on Friday was the defensive line, and I thought they did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage,” Hart said. “Defensively, we played really well. Offensively, we could have played cleaner.

The Titans next matchup is against in-county foe, the Princeton Tigers, at The Jewell on Oct. 7, at 7:00.