The Vernon Yellow Jackets opened their 2016-2017 basketball season Tuesday night with an exciting two point double over-time road win over District foe Cottondale.
The Jackets were led in scoring by Canaan McDonald with 15 points; Tylon Tolbert with 14 points and Maurice Hargrove with 13 points. Also contributing to Vernon’s 59-57 victory in scoring were Trent Hammock with 7 points; Jacob Carroll with 6 points and Jamar Massaline with 4 points.
The Yellow Jackets will open their home season Thursday night with a game against another District opponent the Altha Wildcats. Tip-off time for the junior varsity will be 5:30.
The Jackets will conclude their first week of the season with a road game Friday night to Wewahitchka.