North Montgomery had four chances to put points on the board, Friday, but could not cash in.

This allowed Danville to ride running back James Cosgrove’s 162 rushing yards to a victory over North Montgomery, a victory they have not seen since 2012.

Danville shut out North Montgomery 23-0, claiming their first Sagamore Athletic Conference win of the season.

Cosgrove had runs of 17 and 18 yards, but did most of his damage for the Warriors (3-2, SAC 1-2) in smaller increments, finally extorting the tired North Montgomery (2-3, SAC 0-3) defense in the fourth quarter for a 50-yard romp.

“He’s a work horse, he’s just patient because he knows that big one’s coming,” Head coach K. C. Woods said.

The only blemish on a dominating night in the backfield was an early fumble, which the Chargers failed to convert into points.

“He’s trying to work through some of that—he’s a senior for us, but he’s young at running back,” Woods said, in his first year at the Danville helm. “Some people don’t realize that when they watch him. He so natural at it, you think he’s been doing it for a while—this is his first year at running back.”

The Cosgrove fumble was not the only opportunity the Chargers spoiled. North Montgomery could not take advantage of a field goal try on their initial drive when a high snap forced Corbin Osborne’s kick to flutter. Later, the Chargers lost the ball on downs deep in Warrior territory, and had a fourth down catch by Dalton Surface ruled out of the back of the end zone.

“We have to make sure we eliminate mistakes.” Chargers head coach Josh Thompson said. “We are having a hard time overcoming them right now.”

North Montgomery welcomes Crawfordsville on Sept. 23. With the Athenians win over Southmont, they have a chance to win the County crown. Danville travels to Southmont.