Crawfordsville enters their game Friday against Sagamore Conference foe Frankfort looking at a different opponent, but a team with a familiar offensive mindset. The Hot Dogs, much like West Vigo and Western Boone, are teams that like to establish the run game early, which opens up their passing game.
“We’ll need to be ready to stop the run again this week,” said Athenian head coach Mike Hammons. “They’ve thrown the ball a little more this year, but they’re a run first team.”
Frankfort’s senior quarterback, Jarrod Smith, and senior tailback, Patrick Brandenburg, account for over 90 percent of the Hot Dogs total offense. Smith has 591 yards through the air and 275 yards on the ground, while Brandenburg has 266 yards rushing, and 288 yards receiving.