KP GOTW Week 1

Knox Pages reporter Grant Pepper (center) talks with Mount Vernon head coach Mike Kerr (left) and senior linebacker Will Small (right) about the Yellow Jackets' Week 1 matchup vs. Marion Harding.

MOUNT VERNON – This week, reporter Grant Pepper spoke with Mount Vernon head coach Mike Kerr and senior linebacker Will Small about the Yellow Jackets' Week 1 matchup vs. Marion Harding on Friday night.

Mount Vernon fell to Marion Harding last season, 21-12. The Yellow Jackets return several weapons from last year's team, including Small, one of the team's leading tacklers, and fellow senior Wyatt Gregory, the team's leading rusher. In this video, Kerr and Small talk about this year's team and they keys to Friday night's game.

       

WEEK 1:     

KMAC

» Highland vs. Bloom-Carroll | Scots look to end three-game losing streak vs. Bulldogs

» Northmor vs. Elgin | Golden Knights seek second straight win over Comets

» East Knox vs. Northridge | Bulldogs begin season with local non-conference clash

» Danville vs. Lucas | Blue Devils, Cubs square off in physical Week 1 matchup

» Centerburg vs. Utica | Trojans shoot for ninth straight victory over Redskins

» Cardington at Plymouth | Pirates seek fast start after beginning last year 0-8

» Fredericktown vs. Clear Fork | Freddies face crosstown rival in daunting Week 1 matchup

» Mount Gilead at Colonel Crawford | Indians look to snap 22-game losing streak

       

OCC

» Wooster at Orrville | Generals take on defending D-5 state champs

» Lexington vs. Ontario | Richland County foes go head-to-head in Week 1

» West Holmes vs. Triway | Upstart Knights look to carry winning ways into 2019

» Mansfield Senior vs. Norwalk | Tygers host defending D-3 state semifinalists

» Ashland vs. Lake | Sean Seder era begins with matchup vs. Div. II foe

» Mount Vernon vs. Marion Harding | Yellow Jackets look to avenge close loss last year

» Madison Comprehensive vs. Shelby | Rams host county rival in Week 1 grudgematch

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Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.