NEW MARKET – The Southmont Mounties had something to prove on Friday night as they hosted the Frankfort Hotdogs. Coming off a week in which the Mounties were defeated by county rival North Montgomery, the Mounties were looking to get back to the physical style of play that Head Coach Desson Hannum wants his team to play. 

The Mounties did just that and were able to win convincingly by a final score of 33-12 to pick up their second win of the season. 

“I thought our team responded really well tonight,” Head Coach Desson Hannum said of his team’s performance. “We were able to get back to running the football effectively and in the process able to put some points on the board.” 

Last week against the Chargers, the Mounties were beaten on the offensive and defensive lines. Hannum made that a focal point this week in practice and it showed in the win. 

“We did a great job of finishing our blocks tonight,” Hannum said. “Both sides of our line played a lot better than last week and that was key for us because with them playing well, we were able to establish our ground game.” 

On the defensive side of the ball the Mounties keen in not giving up many big plays. That stayed true tonight as the defense was pitching a shutout until with five minutes remaining in the game when the Hotdogs were able to end the shutout bid. 

“Our defense tackled extremely well tonight,” Hannum said of his defense. “Hopefully this win can get us moving in the right direction as we continue to improve every week. That’s the goal for us is to continuing to get better and that starts in practice and we hope it translates on Friday nights.” 

With the win the Mounties improve to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in Sagamore Conference play. They will stay at home next week as they will welcome in county rival Crawfordsville (0-4) who lost to Danville 54-6, as the Mounties will look to get their overall record, and conference record above .500