A move up in class has been no problem for Mount Vernon High School during the past year. A long-time class 2A power, the Mustangs moved up to class 3A and finished as the state runner-up in football, fourth at the state basketball tournament and finished in the top ten at the state track and field meet. The baseball team looks to continue that string of success but will have a difficult challenge against top ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier tomorrow night in a district championship game. Mount Vernon coach Jeremy Elliott says they’re in the best situation as far as having zero pressure on them to do well. Elliott says all the sports programs were motivated by the jump in class this year. He says their football coach is legendary and got the team ready to move up and the players have steamrolled from there.Elliott says the Mustangs know how good Xavier is because they’re close and see them in the news all the time. He says it will be a fun game because the kids know each other.
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