DOVER -- North Montgomery (4-3, 3-2 SAC) is back on the road and travels to Western Boone (6-1, 4-1 SAC) in what is an important conference and sectional matchup. Both teams are coming off games where they lost by one score. Western Boone's 20-13 loss came to the hands of No. 6 Tri-West (6-1, 5-0 SAC). North Montgomery lost 6-0 to the Lebanon Tigers (4-3, 3-2 SAC).

Coming off the tough loss the Chargers are focused on finishing the season strong and it starts with Western Boone.

"We have a new opponent this week to focus on and that's Western Boone. So, that's what the focus has been," head coach Josh Thompson said.

"First of all we got to keep the intensity up on both sides of the ball," junior quarterback Baylee Adams said. "We need to beat Western Boon to pick up steam for Danville and sectionals."

North Montgomery expects the run game to be a big part of the Stars offense. Thompson expects them to use the strength of senior fullback Zach Martin and the speed of running back Riggs Baxter. The combination of the two has caused problems for most defenses all season.

Martin has 101 rushes for 615 yards and seven touchdowns. Baxter has 461 yards on 56 carries and eight touchdowns. Baxter is also a threat in the passing game. He has 362 yards on 26 catches and six touchdowns.

"I think they are going to run the ball quite a bit. They have a fullback who is really good. Riggs Baxter is a guy that is fast. He's probably one of the fastest guys we will face," Thompson said.

On defense the Stars line-up similar to the Lebanon defense that gave the Chargers problems last Friday. Thompson said that the difference is the way they run their coverage's. He believes they have made the necessary changes to score on the Stars.

The Chargers will look to pressure the Stars offensive line, which they believe is the weakest part of the Stars offense.

"I think upfront we can beat them pretty good. They have a pretty weak offensive line," senior center Jesse Howard said.

"Their offensive line is one of their weakest points. So, the defensive line will have to get pressure and get tackles in the backfield" senior defensive end John Akers said.

Both teams are fighting to establish themselves as a top contender for the Sagamore Athletic Conference championship.

Kickoff starts at 7 p.m. at Western Boone Jr./Sr. High.