The Paper photo by Lori PoteetThe Chargers hope to keep momentum with a win
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet

The Chargers hope to keep momentum with a win
LINDEN - North Montgomery (5-3, 3-3 SAC) will travel to Sagamore Athletic Conference rival Frankfort (3-5, 1-5 SAC) tomorrow to take on a dangerous Hot Dog team. And, even though Frankfort is on a five game losing streak, Charger coach Charley German believes his squad will have their hands full.

"Frankfort is a very good football team, but they have been their own worst enemy," German said. "Frankfort plays well for big parts of games but then ends up making a big mistake or mental error that hurts them. But, when they put it all together they are a dangerous football team."

German said Frankfort's offense, which averages 21.1 points per game, has enough weapons to be competitive with anyone. The offense is centered on junior quarterback and Clinton Central transfer Isaac Rudd.

"Frankfort has a very good quarterback in Rudd," German said. "(Frankfort) is a lot like Western Boone in that they rely on their quarterback to set up their whole offense."

The Hot Dogs are under the direction of first-year coach Mike Quick who previously coached at Clinton Central High School for four years. German said the new coach is proven.

"Frankfort is well coached," German said. "Coach Quick got his quarterback to follow him to Frankfort and they have changed their offense completely from what Frankfort had been doing. They are running a lot of option offense and they are not afraid of airing it out."

German said a key for his defense is to control the Hot Dog attack.

"We have to make them drive the long field," German said. "We want to stay away from the big plays and hopefully get them to turn the ball over."

German said a point of emphasis in the Chargers' practices this week has been getting more running backs involved in the offensive attack. Recently, junior quarterback Jalen West has been the primary ball carrier and German wants to see more balance from his whole group of running backs.

"The past couple of weeks we have seen teams really key on Jalen," German said. "We need to balance our offense out. We have a whole stable of running backs and we want to use them and take some of the pressure off Jalen."

"When we have success running the ball that will also open up our passing attack," German added.

The Chargers will be gunning for a winning SAC record. Also German said entering next week's sectional with a win will help his team.

"We got the big win last week against Crawfordsville and now we want to build on that," German said. "We really want to enter the sectional on a winning streak."

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The game will be Senior Night at Frankfort.