HUGHES SPRINGS – The Mount Vernon Tigers got a win over the Hughes Springs Mustangs, 38-20, Friday night in the District 7-3A Division I opener for both teams.

Mount Vernon (4-1, 1-0) put it on Hughes Springs (2-3, 0-1) early and held off a late rally from the Mustangs.

The rushing attack was strong for Mount Vernon, which totaled of 327 yards on the ground..

Hughes Springs finished with 275 total yards on the night.

Mount Vernon has a bye next week, and goes back into action Oct. 12 on the road against Jefferson.

Hughes Springs takes on Atlanta next Friday night.