Mount Vernon much improved over last season, when they finished 2-8 overall.

The Yellow Jackets are much improved over last season, when they finished 2-8 overall, and have excelled with the schemes of second-year coach Anthony Naples.

Both offenses are run-oriented, meaning the game will move at a fast pace.

Orange will try to get back on track after losing back-to-back games to start league play. The Pioneers were averaging 27.5 points through four games, but are down to 22.6 after being held to three points last weekend against Olentangy. Mount Vernon has averaged 24.6 points per game and has given up an average of 17.4. Orange has surrendered 30.6 points per contest.

•LAST WEEK - Orange's only points came on a 28-yard field goal by Mitch Hopkins. The Pioneers fell behind 14-0 by halftime and 21-3 when a lightning delay suspended play until the following day with 8:21 remaining in the game. Orange had minus-7 yards rushing and two first downs in the first half.

J.D. Orr had 103 yards on 23 carries to lead Mount Vernon past Watkins Memorial. Greg Briggs was 11 of 17 passing for 122 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Matt Lybarger had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Crabtree added a 17-yard scoring run.