The Paper file photoNathan Rogers scored 2 TDs for the Chargers.
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Nathan Rogers scored 2 TDs for the Chargers.
FRANKFORT - All season long North Montgomery (6-3, 4-3 SAC) has relied on its' defense to keep control their opponents. Once again last night, a good defensive effort and just enough offense enabled the Chargers to beat Sagamore Athletic Conference rival Frankfort (3-6, 1-6 SAC) by a score of 21-7.

Frankfort, which averages 20 points per game, had its' running game shut down by the Charger defenders. The Hot Dogs rushed the ball 32 times for 68 yards.

Coach German was pleased with his defense last night and in particular how they took sophomore speedster Luis Medina out of the game. Medina was held to minus six yards on nine carries.

"It was huge to shut down Medina," German said. "In the games I have seen of Frankfort he was their most dangerous runner and he never did get outside of our defense.

Leading the defensive effort was senior linebacker Tyler Webster who recorded 18 tackles and recorded his third interception of the season.

Also, junior Skyler, who recorded nine tackles, received praise from German.

"We expect Tyler to be all over the field and he gave us another big game tonight," German said. "Also, I thought Skyler Heide played his best game of the season. Heide was able to get some good hits on their quarterback."

The Chargers got out of the gate quickly on offense by scoring on their first two possessions of the game. North Montgomery marched 60 yards after forcing the Hot Dogs to punt on the game's first drive. Jalen West found Nathan Rogers on a fade pass to the corner from 12 yards out and Dakota Ramey added the extra point to make it 7-0 with 4:25 on the first quarter clock.

North Montgomery forced a three-and-out and promptly drove 67 yards on just four plays which took only 15 seconds. This time it was Charger junior Chase Mahoy who carried the ball three yards for the score and after Ramey kicked the extra point, North Montgomery looked as if they were going to rout the Hot Dogs.

"It was good for our team to get off the bus and score early," German said. "It seemed to take the air out of Frankfort for a while."

However, the Charger offense went into a funk the second and third quarters allowing Frankfort to stay in the game.

Frankfort finally took their goose egg off the scoreboard when they scored on a 38 yard drive after recovering a fumble. Hot Dog sophomore Brandenburg carried the ball from three yards out and after the successful PAT; the Hot Dogs were only down 14-7.

The Hot Dog score seemed to wake up the Charger offense. North Montgomery responded with a 13 play 71 yard drive that milked 7:41 off the clock. The Chargers scored on a fourth down from nine yards out on Roger's second touchdown pass from West with just :31 left on the clock.

North Montgomery will host Tri-West next Friday in the first round of the sectional.