The New Albany High School football team finished a perfect regular season by defeating visiting Mount Vernon 21-6 on Friday to improve to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the OCC-Capital Division.

The New Albany High School football team finished a perfect regular season by defeating visiting Mount Vernon 21-6 on Friday to improve to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the OCC-Capital Division.

"It's a huge deal to be outright champs," said Eagles coach Mark Mueller, whose team shared the OCC-Capital title a year ago with Olentangy Orange when both squads finished 5-1. "It was just our M.O. tonight. I think we came out and played physical."

New Albany rushed for 329 yards led by Jordan Gallegos, who had 111 yards on 12 carries before leaving in the third quarter with an injury.

Gallegos scored on a 27-yard run less than two minutes into the second quarter on a drive set up by a fumble by Mount Vernon's Leevi Stump. New Albany recovered at Mount Vernon's 47-yard line and scored after three consecutive Gallegos runs.

New Albany fullback Alex Hake had touchdown runs of 17 yards and 1 yard as he finished with 103 yards rushing on 17 carries.

Quarterback Jordan Montgomery led the Mount Vernon offense, which had 140 yards rushing. Montgomery ran 16 times for 78 yards. He also was nine of 12 passing for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Mount Vernon avoided the shutout when Ethan Abell caught a 6-yard pass from Montgomery with 7 minutes, 54 seconds left in the game.

The Yellow Jackets, who entered with a chance to share the league title, finished 6-4 and 5-2.

"They were a little stronger than us at the line of scrimmage," Mount Vernon coach Gary Keller said. "I'm really proud of our guys and what they were able to do this year. It was huge for our kids to be in this situation, but I think the difference in the game was (New Albany's) strength."

MOUNT VERNON 0 0 0 6 -- 6

NEW ALBANY 7 7 7 0 -- 21

NA--Hake 17 run (Gammill kick)

NA--Gallegos 27 run (Gammill kick)

NA--Hake 1 run (Gammill kick)

MV--Abell 6 pass from Montgomery (kick blocked)