Lebanon Reporter

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September 15, 2012

Stars bend but don't break

Dover — The Frankfort Hot Dogs had the Class 3A No. 3 Western Boone football team on the ropes Friday night in the team’s Sagamore Conference match-up.

But two series in a row with Frankfort deep in Star territory, the Western Boone defense rose to the occasion and did not allow any points. The Stars added two fourth-quarter touchdowns and held on for a 30-15 win to improve to 5-0.

“It was really the defense coming together,” Western Boone senior L.V. Bowden said. “They are a good offense, they put us on the ropes and the defense had to come together as a family and that is what we did.”

Western Boone came out on fire offensively, making it 12-0 less than five minutes into the game on a 9-yard run by Logan Wethington and a 53-yard run by C.J. McMann.

Frankfort cut the lead to 12-7 when quarterback Isaac Rudd found Luis Medina for a 45-yard touchdown on the Hot Dog’s next possession, but the Stars came right back to score on a 1-yard run by Wethington to make it an 18-7 game after a quarter.

Then things started going south. Western Boone only managed 16 yards on 13 plays in the second and third quarters combined.

“They were beating us up off the ball,” McMann said. ‘We were having some trouble getting it done up front, missing assignments. Then we finished well (in the fourth quarter).”

Frankfort took advantage of the slowed-down Stars’ offense.

For more of this story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.

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