LINDEN – The North Montgomery football team is coming off a loss to the Lebanon Tigers last week as the Chargers comeback fell just short as they were defeated 35-30. This week it doesn’t get any easier for the Chargers as they will welcome Western Boone to North Montgomery as the Chargerswill take on the 3-1 Western Boone Stars. 

For Head Coach Josh Thompson and his staff, the message to his kids has been simple. 

“Our biggest thing this week is that we have to believe in ourselves and not be overwhelmed,” Thompson said. “We have to believe that we will go out and compete with Western Boone and put ourselves into a position to win the game. I have no doubt that our kids have that ability to do just that, we just have to show it on the field, and just play more consistently than we did last week against Lebanon.” 

The Stars ground game this season has been deadly as they have ran for 224 yards per game. It all starts with Senior Brett Wethington who is the main workhorse for the Stars. On the season Wethington has carried the ball 58 times for a total of 459 yards and five scores. 

Senior Quarterback Spencer Wright is the man under center for Stars as he has thrown for 431 yards and six touchdowns. Wright is really efficient with his passing as he has only thrown one interception on the season. 

With the season being almost halfway over, Thompson gave his thoughts on how his team has played through the first four games of the year. 

“On offense we just have to work on moving the ball more consistently down the field,” Thompson said. “On defense I think we have a pretty good season so far. We had a couple of letdowns against Lebanon last week so just like the offense we have to be more consistent week to week. The defense has also increased the amount of turnovers they are coming up with each week. I just think the biggest thing is playing consistent on both sides. When we show up and compete like I know we can, I think we can compete against anybody.” 

When speaking of the Stars, Thompson had many good things to say and knows that they will provide a tough challenge but re-stated that his team is up for the challenge and is ready to take it to the defending 2A State Champions.

“They are going to go out there and play their style of football and do so very consistently,” Thompson said. “They are very good on both sides of the football but we just have to go out there and believe in ourselves and I think we can beat anyone on our schedule.”