The Chargers looked to silence the rambunctious Western Boone crowd Friday night as they traveled to Thorntown during homecoming.

Both teams traded blows for the majority of the game before Western Boone pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 22-14.

Western Boone ran out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter after a 32-yard touchdown run. North Montgomery got their crowed back into it as they score on the last play of the quarter. As time expired, junior quarterback Collin Knecht connected with classmate Dalton Surface for a huge 73-yard touchdown pass to even the score at seven.

The Charger’s offense fell dormant in the second quarter, only gaining thirteen yards of total offense. In the meantime, the Stars pulled ahead once again with a 16 yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-7 heading into the locker room.

North Montgomery was fired up to start the second half. After forcing a three-and-out on defense, sophomore Bryce Claycomb’s 51-yard run set up another Charger touchdown. This time, it was Knecht barreling it in from one yard out, leveling the game at fourteen a piece.

In the ensuing Western Boone possession, the Stars found themselves having to punt near midfield. This worked out in their favor as they pinned the Chargers at their own one-yard line.

Two plays later, an errant pitch led to a North Montgomery ball carrier having to fall on the ball in the endzone. That play resulted in a safety and gave the Stars a two-point lead in the third quarter.

Two Western Boone field goals (31 yrds & 27 yrds) increased the Stars lead to eight with 2:25 to play. The Chargers had a couple hearty shots at the endzone but unfortunately was unable to connect. The Stars walked away with the win 22-14.      

Offensively for the Chargers, Knecht went 10-21 with 120 yards through the air. On the ground for North, Claycomb racked up 61 yards on six carries.

North Montgomery will play host to Sagamore Athletic Conference foe Frankfort next Friday night.