LINDEN – The Chargin’ Chargers looked to take advantage of the long break Saturday afternoon as they took on Lebanon.

They completed a half of play on Friday night before the incoming storm and lightning caused the game to postpone. Behind 19-0, North Montgomery pulled out all the stops on Saturday to give the home fans a show. The Chargers would eventually lose the game 40-9.

“Our kids were excited to get back out there, the time away gave us a chance to regroup and reenergize.” North Montgomery head coach Thompson said.

The Chargers came out swinging, starting the game off with an onside kick in an attempt to change the dynamic of the game. Lebanon recovered and took over at the 28-yard line. North’s defense came through with a huge stop to keep the momentum in their favor.

Lebanon would score for the first time on a 25-yard pass that would cap a 6 play, 59 yard drive. The Tigers would score three more times before the Chargers would gain their first points of the game.

After punting the ball down to the six-yard line, the Charger defense would strip the ball out of the back of the endzone. The result of the play is a safety, giving North two points and the ball back.

In the ensuing drive, the Charger offense would go 11 plays, 63 yards to make the score 40-9. Quarterback Collin Knecht punched in the one-yard touchdown run, the first and only North touchdown of the day.

Offensively, Bryce Frederick would lead the Chargers on the ground going 39 yards on 8 attempts. Bryce Claycomb would be close behind with 9 carries for 31 yards.

In the air, Knecht would connect 10 of his 22 passes for 86 yards and one interception on the night. Micah Wray caught three passes for 30 yards and Isaac Fruits would total 38 yards on two catches.

North Montgomery will be back in action on Saturday when they take on Sagamore Conference foe Danville at 7 pm.