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FOOTBALL: Athenians look for first win, Chargers hope to finish strong

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Montgomery County football players will have one last Friday night to suit up for the 2019 regular season, and all three schools will celebrate senior night with home games.

Crawfordsville will look to pick up their first win of the season against Frankfort, while North Montgomery will look to secure their first winning season since 2015 against Danville, and Southmont will host Tri-West in an attempt to end a three-game skid. 

Fountain Central will travel to Parke Heritage for their season finale.

Frankfort (0-8, 0-6) at CHS (0-8, 0-6)

For the third straight year the Athenians and Hot Dogs will battle the last game of the season with both teams searching for their first win of the season. Last year Crawfordsville went to Frankfort and came away with a 50-8 win.

Keys To the Game

For Crawfordsville to come away with a win they will need to score first, and win the turnover battle. A key big play will continue to be a focal point for the Athenians.

Players To Watch

Crawfordsville senior quarterback Cale McCarty and senior receiver Carson Scott, and Frankfort’s versatile Jade Ayers.

Coaches Comments

“Our goal Friday night is to focus playing sound run defense and force them into passing situations,” coach Kurt Schlicher said.

Danville (4-4, 4-2) at North (4-4, 3-3)

The Chargers enter Friday hoping to get over the hump, and beat Danville for the first time since 2015, which was also the last time they had a winning season.

Keys To The Game

For North Montgomery to come out with a win, they must get off to a fast start on both sides of the ball, and end drives in the end zone.

Players To Watch

North Montgomery’s Jaron Bradford (1,296 passing yards and 19 TD’s), and Sagamore Conference rushing leader Chandler Schubert for Danville.

Tri-West (6-2, 5-1) at Southmont (3-5, 2-4)

Southmont will try and knock off Tri-West for the first time since 2011, and give the Bruins their first loss since week 4.

Keys To The Game

For Southmont to upset the Bruins, the Mounties will need to establish a running game, and get off the field defensively once they force Tri-West into passing downs.

Players To Watch

Southmont’s Cameron Giles and Riley Woodall, and Tri-West quarterback Luke Robertson and wide-receiver Bryce Hendershot.

FC (0-8, 0-6) at PH (7-1, 5-1)

Fountain Central travels to Rockville on Friday with the hopes of pulling off a huge upset and ending their regular season on a high note.

Keys To The Game

Fountain Central will need to play a perfect game, and force several turnovers defensively.

Parke Heritage is averaging 46 points a game, while the Mustangs are allowing 42.6.

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