Mount Pleasant scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but the rally fell short Friday night for a 29-26 loss in the Big East Conference at Deer Lakes.

The Vikings go to 1-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall. Deer Lakes improves to 3-1 in the conference and 3-2 overall.

Deer Lakes led 15-7 after the first quarter and 22-13 at halftime.

The Vikings' Jared Yester scored on a 29-yard interception return in the first quarter and Asher O'Conner plunged in from a yard out in the second quarter.

Pete Billey scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter. Jake Johnson scored the lone touchdown of the fourth quarter on a 27-yard run.

Johnson carried the ball 16 times for 125 yards, while Billey finished with 113 yards rushing on 14 carriers.

Deer Lakes' Aris Hasley completed 19-of-44 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns.

Big East Conference (AAA)

Mount Pleasant   7-6-7-6 -- 26

Deer Lakes       15-7-7-0 -- 29

First Quarter

DL: Isaiah Yoder 5 pass from Aris Hasley (Aris Hasley run)

DL: Ian Clark 4 pass from Aris Hasley (A.J. Dorman kick)

MP: Jared Yester 29 interception return (Luke Hauger kick)

Second Quarter

MP: Asher O'Connor 1 run (Luke Hauger kick failed)

DL Ian Clark 6 pass from Aris Hasley (A.J. Dorman kick)

Third Quarter

MP: Pete Billey 2 run (Luke Hauger kick)

DL: Trey Darrah 95 kickoff return (A.J. Dorman kick)

Fourth Quarter

MP: Jake Johnson 27 run (kick failed)

Records: Mount Pleasant (1-2, 2-3), Deer Lakes (3-1, 3-2).

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