Multiple Teams · Rivalry game highlights final week


The annual end of the year match up between Lebanon and Western Boone has implications on the Sagamore Conference standings this year.

The Tigers need a win over the Stars and a loss from Tri-West to tie for the conference title. For the Stars, a winner over the Tigers gives them a tie for second place in the conference with their rivals.

Lebanon is coming off a 47-20 win over Southmont last week, while Western Boone lost to Danville 33-17.

Neither team is ranked in the polls. Lebanon is 14th in the Sagarin Ratings in Class 4A and 73rd in the state. Western Boone is 27th in Class 3A and 133rd in the state.

Lebanon is 13-9 in the series since 1994. The Stars have won five of the last six meetings, including 31-25 last year.

The Tigers are scoring 45.1 points a game. That is 16th best in the state and fourth best in Class 4A. They are allowing 27.4 points a game. Western Boone is scoring 22.3 points a game and allowing 18.5.

For Lebanon, quarterback Evan Stambaugh is 123 of 201 for 2,270 with 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has added 248 yards rushing.

Clayton Barber has 37 catches for 785 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has added 116 yards rushing.

Ryan Poole has 28 catches for 632 yards and eight touchdowns, Zach Dafoe has 25 catches for 373 yards and four touchdowns, while Jaylen Washington has 117 carries for 825 yards and eight touchdowns.

On defense, Evan Jones has 63 tackles, Patrick Tubbs has 55 tackles and Trevor Adler has 50 tackles.

Quarterback Jack Gilliam is 50 of 103 on the year for 622 yards passing. He has added 277 on the ground.

Zach Belcher leads the team with 444 yards 91 carries, while Ryan Solomon has 403 yards rushing.

Aaron Cook leads the team with 19 catches for 246 yards.

Garrett Miller leads the defense with 67 tackles, while Kyle Hysong has 46 and Gilliam has 44.

Gametime is set for 7 p.m.