With a win at Crawfordsville (0-4, 0-2) Friday night, Southmont (2-2, 2-0) can clinch a Montgomery County football title for a second straight season.
The Mounties are rolling following blowout wins over North Montgomery 28-0 and Frankfort 49-7, but a hungry Crawfordsville team is thirsty for its first win in two seasons.
In fact, the Athenians’ last win came in 2016 at home against the Mounties 21-13, preventing Southmont from winning the county championship.
With Crawfordsville looking for its first win, Southmont will likely be playing with a chip on its shoulder, knowing what is at stake.
Hunter Chadwick leads the Mounties’ air attack with 441 passing yards and four touchdowns. Cameron Giles has racked up 430 rushing yards and five scores. Chadwick, Peyton Wininger, Logan Smith, and Markeese Burks all have rushed for over 100 yards.
Steven Latre has been a workhorse for the Athenians in the backfield, including a 100 yard game last week in Crawfordsville’s 40-7 loss at Danville.
North Montgomery (1-3, 0-2) has a tough task this week as they travel to 2A No. 2 Western Boone (4-0, 2-0). The Stars have not surrendered a point since week one, rattling off three straight shutouts over Harrison, Crawfordsville and Tri-West.
Western Boone also has a high-powered offense led by quarterback Spencer Wright. The junior has thrown for 655 yards and eight touchdowns. Joe Hendrix has caught 11 passes for 254 yards and two scores.
Jaron Bradford leads the Chargers with 189 yards passing and two touchdowns. Bryce Claycomb has 159 yards rushing on the season.
Other Sagamore Conference games include Lebanon (2-2, 2-0) at Frankfort (0-4, 0-2), and Tri-West (2-2, 1-1) at Danville (1-3, 1-1).
Elsewhere in Montgomery County sports, North Montgomery girls’ soccer player Sydney Campbell broke the single season goal record in the Chargers’ win over Sheridan this week. The Chargers are 6-3 on the season.
Southmont girls’ golf finished as the runner-up at the Sagamore Conference meet this week, and won the Montgomery County meet. Carsen White and Erin Williams both earned first-team all conference honors, while Bailey Thompson was the county meet medalist for the Mounties.