Patriots blank Wildcats to start the season


MT. VERNON Visiting Heritage Hills erupted for 30 in the first 12 minutes of play and never looked back in a season-opening 36-0 romp over Mt. Vernon.

Cole Sigler and Gavin Vaal teamed up for a 38-yard passing strike to open the scoring in the first quarter.

After the Patriots recorded a safety on a Mt. Vernon punt attempt, Sigler ran for a 30-yard score and a 16-0 lead with 4 minutes, 37 seconds left in the opening frame.

Phoenix Rodgers scored on a 2-yard rush for a 23-0 lead before Sigler capped the first-quarter scoring when he stepped in front of a pass on defense for an interception and return for a score.

Noah Mundy scored the Patriots final touchdown of the game with an 11-yard run with 5:14 left in the first half and a 36-0 lead.

A running clock was used in the second half due to the Patriots securing a 35-plus point lead.

Sigler led the HH offense with 68 yards on the ground in addition completing four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Sigler also recorded two interceptions as the Patriots starting defensive back.

Jacob Wetzel added 43 yards on the ground, while Noah Mundy had 62 yards receiving.

Heritage Hills outgained the hosts 310-125 from scrimmage.

The Patriots travel to Tell City next Friday.

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