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Football teams close regular season on Friday

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Crawfordsville, North Montgomery, and Southmont are all searching for wins in their regular season finales on Friday night.

CHS at FF

For a fourth straight season Crawfordsville enters week nine of the season against Frankfort looking for its first win. The last two seasons the Athenians were able to knock off the also winless Hot Dogs, but this fall Frankfort is much improved at 4-4 on the season.

“Frankfort is an improved team this season both physically and mentally,” Crawfordsville football coach Kurt Schlicher said. “Physically they play aggressive from the snap to whistle on both sides of the ball and winning a couple of games early in the season has helped them develop confidence.”

Riley Goodnight leads the Sagamore Conference with 982 rushing yards to lead Frankfort, who is averaging 23.1 points per game. 

Kaiden Underwood leads the Athenians with 1,039 passing yards and eight touchdowns, while senior Andrew Martin has 393 receiving yards.

Schlicher says it’s going to come down to tackling if they want to have a chance to knock off the Hot Dogs on Friday.

“The No. 1 key Friday for us is tackling,” he said. “In order to win we must eliminate the big play.”

NM at DV

North Montgomery is in need of a win after dropping two straight to fall to 5-3 on the season. To do so they’ll have to go on the road and knock off 6-0 Danville on Friday.

It will not be an easy task, but coach Josh Thompson says it all comes down to each player performing their assignment.

“We need to make sure that we understand our assignments and eliminate the mental mistakes this week,” he said.

Kale Payne leads the Warriors with 878 passing yards, while Donavan Haworth leads the Chargers with 860  yards and eight touchdowns. Logan Kelly is second in the conference with 442 receiving yards for North Montgomery.

SM at TW

Southmont played a strong second half of football in last week’s loss to Lebanon, and hopes to continue to build from that on Friday at Tri-West.

The Mounties are just 2-5 on the season, while the Bruins are 6-2. 

“The second half last week we did some positive things both offensively and defensively,” Southmont coach Desson Hannum said. “It starts with being able to stop the run and being able to run the ball ourselves.”

Carson Chadd leads the Mounties with 377 rushing yards, while Southmont will have to contain Tri-West playmakers including quarterback Kai Ross, tailback Garrett Cora, and receiver Bryce Hendershot.

“First, we must make sure we are aligned correctly and playing assignment football,” Hannum said.. “Next, we have identify where their playmakers are at in relationship to the formation. Lastly, we must do a good job of tackling in space.”

Stat Leaders

PASSING PERCENTAGE

Name                           C     A       %

Kale Payne (DV)            76 103   75

Kai Ross (TW)               117 172   68

Elliott Young (WB)          67 119   56

S. Michael (FF)                82 155   53

Garrett Harker (LB)        29 56  52

K. Underwood (CHS)    102 207   49

Donavan Haworth (NM) 64 132   48

PASSING YARDS

Name                            G Yds P/G

Kai Ross (TW)               7 1331 190

K. Underwood (CHS)   8   1039 130

Elliott Young (WB)     8   1010  126

Kale Payne (DV)            6  878   146

Donavan Haworth (NM8  860   107

S. Michael (FF)              8 858   107

Garrett Harker (LB)       4  370    92

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Name                              G TD

Kai Ross (TW)                7   16

Donavan Haworth (NM) 8 14  

Kale Payne (DV)              6 14

Elliott Young (WB)          8 12  

K. Underwood (CHS)       8  9   

S. Michael (FF)                8  7 

RUSHING YARDS

      Name                       Att. Yds 

R. Goodnight (FF)          167 982

Robby Taylor (WB)         152 825

Zak Searle (NM)           153   812

Garrett Cora (TW)         109 757

Trevor Winkles (LB)        79 646

M. McGovern (DV)          60 523  

S. Michael (FF)                77 455  

Luke Marsh (WB)           48 420

Carson Chadd (SM)        41 377

RECEIVING

Name                              C       Y

C. Garrity (WB)            30     603

Logan Kelly (NM)          27    442

Jade Ayers (FF)            34    426

Andrew Martin (CHS)  30    393

JC Reese (LB)               19     388

J. Mohr (TW)               22      372

Garrett Cora (TW)       25      319

Bryce Hendershot (TW 36     300

Total Touchdowns

Name                             Ru. Rec. T

R. Goodnight (FF)         13     2     15

Garrett Cora (TW)         11     4   15

Zak Searle (NM)           9      1     10

Robby Taylor (WB)       8      0     8

Connor Garrity (WB)     0      7     7

Trevor Winkles (LB)      7      0     7

Logan Kelly (NM)          0      6     6

JC Reese (LB)               0       5    5

Luke Marsh (WB)          4      1     5

Carson Chadd (SM)       5      0     5

M. McGovern (DV)        5      0     5

Skyler Marlowe (TW)     0    5      5

J. Mohr (TW)                 0     5     5

DEFENSE TACKLES

Name                           Solo As.Total

G. Chavez (FF)               65   64 129

V. Carreras (FF)             39   68   107

Luke Marsh (WB)         70   34   104

R. Mitchell (FF)             56   33   809

Trevor Weakley (WB)     39   44   83

Cannon Brunes (WB)     35  44    79

Ethan Depinet (TW)       37  22   59

Brenton Wood (FF)       28   45   73

Bryce Mcdonald (FF)     24   34  58

Peyton Busenbark (CHS) 27 29  56

Ramsey Mitchell (FF)    35   21  56

Ethan Dutra (DV)          38   17   55

Riley Woodall (SM)      16    38   54

L. Todd (FF)                   16   36   52

Nick Norman (NM)       24   28   52 

Ethan Patton (CHS)       24   27  51 

Stats compiled by those submitted by the coaching staffs.

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