The Western Boone Stars can transcend the regular season SAC schedule undefeated with a win. The rival Lebanon Tigers, however, aren’t skulking away quietly.

“I don’t care if we are 1-7 or 7-1, we are going against Lebanon,” cautioned Stars head coach Justin Pelley. “In our county (Boone) that is a big deal.”

Nathanial Bye (1,613 yards) is third in SAC passing. His favorite target, Kaleb McCloskey, still averages 90+ receiving yards per game, and RB Zach Belcher spells Logan Marsh, hobbled in week seven.

The Tigers (2-6, 2-4 SAC) own a deceiving record. Two wins this season were vacated for use of an ineligible player. Lebanon’s QB Evan Stambaugh, racking up 1,604 passing, trails Bye’s output by nine.

Tri-West (SAC 5-1) at North Montgomery (SAC 5-1)

Each team seeks a Lebanon upset, plus a win here to draw even with Western Boone in the SAC win column. Short of that, there should be enough fireworks to keep everyone warm.

North Montgomery’s Baylee Adams (1,950 yards)––SAC leader, and ninth in the state––can summit the 2,000 passing yard mark. Tri-West’s Jake Hill (1,686 yards) trails Adams in the SAC, and sits at nineteen statewide.

Bruins’ Wes Cook can notch 1,000 rushing yards, but likely will need the Sectional game to accomplish it.

Chargers’ WR Devon Zachary also has 1,000 yards in his grasp, standing at 951.

Frankfort (SAC 2-4) at Southmont (SAC 1-5)

Offensively, here are two teams going in opposite directions. Defensively, neither team can stop a snowflake with a blow torch, surrendering an average 36 and 41 points per game respectively.

Frankfort coach Mike Quick is scratching his head. An offense that once rang up 36 points per game, was blanked two weeks of the last three.

Quarterback Jarrod Smith still leads the Hotdogs and all SAC rushers, and will pass the 1,000 yard season mark with a lope of 37 yards.

Southmont’s improving front line is now easing the lode senior RB Nathanial Farabee (4.8 ypc) has borne all year.

Danville (SAC 1-5) at Crawfordsville (SAC 2-4)

The loser could share the moot title of least in the SAC. The reality is that both young teams have been competitive all year, but just don’t have the staying power to get victories over top teams.

The Athenians and Warriors are similar. Each features versatile QBs. Crawfordsvilles’s Trent Johnson (1,438 yards) and Danville’s Christian Schabel (1,365 yards) are parked at fifth and sixth in the SAC passing rankings. Both can extend passing plays with deft running.