Southmont (1-5, 1-3 SAC) looked to bounce back against Danville (4-2, 2-2 SAC) during homecoming after its 21-13 loss to county rival Crawfordsville.

Both teams traded blows for four quarters with neither team ever having more than a seven-point lead. Eventually, Danville pulled away in the waning minutes, with the help of a timely Mountie turnover, to win 30-28.

“All of the pieces are there.” Southmont head coach Desson Hannum said. “Our offense performed well, our defense was solid, but it’s the little things that added up tonight.”

After a quick score by Danville, Mountie quarterback Hunter Chadwick marched into the end-zone twice in the first quarter to give Southmont the advantage 14-7. Danville would tack on another score to tie the game going into halftime.

“[Hunter] Chadwick was great tonight. Danville definitely made it hard for him but he threw with confidence and completed some timely throws for us.” Hannum said.

Southmont’s first drive of the second half resulted in an eight play, 54-yard drive. It was capped off by a three-yard connection from Chadwick to senior Kaleb Swick to make it 21-14. But again, not too long afterwards, Danville responded with a touchdown of their own to tie it up once again.

Another Danville touchdown would put the Warriors on top for the first time in the game. Southmont would go on to block the extra point to make the score 27-21.

“That block was a huge point for us in this game.” Hannum said. “It definitely shifted the momentum.”

A 33-yard touchdown reception by Kyle Nunemaker would put the Mounties on top once again 28-27 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors began their next drive with good field position and would march down the field to Southmont’s 37-yard line. Danville would eventually go for it on forth and eleven where junior Reese VanCleave would intercept it.

Southmont would then fumble the ball deep in their own territory to set up a 14-yard field goal for Danville to make it 30-28.

In the end, Hunter Chadwick would amass 92 total yards and have four touchdowns on the night. On the ground, Nunemaker had 12 carries for 70 yards and Antonio Burks would go 59 yards on four carries.

Southmont will be back in action next Friday against Sagamore Conference foe Tri-West.