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Mount Vernon Militia’s Will Lawson (17) prepares to tackle Devin Wears, right, during practice on Thursday. The Militia take on the Ohio Valley Jaguars at Fountain Street Park on Saturday.
Mount Vernon Militia’s Will Lawson (17) prepares to tackle Devin Wears, right, during practice on Thursday. The Militia take on the Ohio Valley Jaguars at Fountain Street Park on Saturday. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
June 21, 2013 11:20 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The players stopped between plays to watch every time a car drove by the practice field, wondering if it was their special invited guest.

He never came.

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But it didn’t shake the spirits of the Mount Vernon Militia. It was practice, after all. Football practice.

Despite the absence of head coach Lee Dugas as well as the no-show of Indianapolis Colts running back Delone Carter, the Militia had high energy during Thursday’s practice. The team appeared ready for its home game Saturday at Fountain Street Park against the Ohio Valley Jaguars.

“Hitting people,” said Mount Vernon graduate Teddy Hagans. “That’s the best part.”

The Militia are 1-3 through four games this season, but have played just once before the home crowd. They’re coming off a vicious 70-0 pummeling at the hands of the Southern Ohio Buckeyes last week. But that score doesn’t reflect how far the team has come this season.

The team is vastly improved from 2012. In its inaugural season, Mount Vernon finished 2-8 and well shy of a spot in the Northern Frontier Football League playoffs. The Militia improved throughout that season — an accomplishment considering there were just 15 players at their final game.

 

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