Collin Show converted an 18-yard field goal with 3.8 seconds left Friday to propel the New Albany High School football team to a 3-0 victory over Mount Vernon.

New Albany finished 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the OCC-Capital Division. Mount Vernon finished 1-9 overall and 1-5 in the league.

Wind and rain throughout the game led to a defense-dominated and run-oriented contest. The teams combined for 13 punts.

"The defense played well all night, which led to great field position to get that scoring drive," New Albany coach Mark Mueller said. "It's nice to get a win on senior night and send those guys out with a victory."

The closest either team came to scoring in the first half occurred in the waning minutes of the second quarter, when the Eagles moved from their own 9-yard line to the Yellow Jackets' 29. Mount Vernon stymied the drive when Brian Hoar intercepted a Joe Morlan pass deep in the left flat.

"(The team) got better and better each week. They proved Mount Vernon football is for real," Yellow Jackets head coach Gary Keller said. "I'm very proud of our seniors. They played their hearts out."

New Albany's scoring drive began at its own 43-yard line with 4:33 left in the game. From there, running back David Sharpe pointed the way to victory, carrying the ball nine consecutive times. Sharpe finished with
181 yards on 28 carries, the fifth time he rushed for at least 100 yards.

"The seniors all realized that it was going to be our last drive together, so when I ran my thoughts were to keep pounding my legs and keep going for my team," Sharpe said.

The Yellow Jackets defense held the Eagles inside the 10-yard line and Show was called on to put points on the scoreboard.
"Because of the rain, we had to slow down our kicking process, but thanks to our line we were still able to get the kick off," Show said. "It's great that we all worked together and ended our careers with a win."

NEW ALBANY 0 0 0 3-3
MOUNT VERNON 0 0 0 0-0
NA-Show 18 FG