The Southmont football team headlines sports in Montgomery County this week with a trip to IHSAA 2A No. 1 Western Boone.
Western Boone enters the game with a perfect 6-0 record, and 4-0 in Sagamore Conference play, while the Mounties are 3-3 overall and 3-1 in league play. Lebanon is 4-2 overall and tied with the Stars atop the conference standings with a perfect record. Southmont and Danville (3-3, 3-1) are tied for second.
Danville hosts Frankfort (0-6, 0-4) Friday, while North Montgomery (2-4, 1-3) travels to Tri-West (2-4, 1-3) in a battle for fifth place. Crawfordsville (0-6, 0-4) will host Lebanon.
Southmont fell to Danville 40-26 last week, and will look to bounce back against a high-powered Stars’ offense.
Spencer Wright leads Western Boone with 884 yards and 12 touchdowns. Joe Hendrix has caught 15 balls for 331 yards and four touchdowns, while several running backs have surpassed the century mark on the season.
Hunter Chadwick has 786 passing yards and eight touchdowns for the Mounties. Peyton Wininger leads the way with 21 catches for 280 yards. Cameron Giles is the Mounties leading rusher with 685 yards and eight touchdowns.
Southmont will need to slow down the Stars’ offense and not give them any extra possessions if they want a chance to knock off the No. 1 team.
North Montgomery will look to build on last week’s win over Crawfordsville when they travel to Tri-West.
The Bruins have a balanced attack led by quarterback Luke Robertson with 1,010 passing yards and nine touchdowns. Robertson has hooked up with Blake Vanslyke 25 times for 605 yards and six touchdowns. Sam Fulton has 360 rushing yards and four touchdowns for Tri-West.
After a big game last week, Bryce Claycomb leads North Montgomery with nearly 400 rushing yards.
Still searching for their first win, Crawfordsville hosts a hot Lebanon team for homecoming.
Garrett Harker leads Lebanon with 622 passing yards and eight touchdowns. Cameron Johnson has 616 rushing yards and eight scores.
Steven Latre leads the Athenians with 406 rushing yards and a couple of scores.
All three county schools are the underdogs entering Friday, but don’t be surprised if at least one team comes out with a victory.
Elsewhere in Montgomery County sports, all six Montgomery County soccer teams are gearing up for the sectional next week.
North Montgomery is searching for a boys’ tennis sectional title over Parke Heritage, while Southmont’s Reese Long will continue play in the individual sectional next week.