Last Saturday, the Western Boone defense let SAC rival Tri-West score 35 points. Yet, head coach Justin Pelley had trouble finding fault with the unit.
A goal-line stand right before half-time inspired the Stars to a 38-35 victory.
“That defensive stand was the play of the game, as far as I’m concerned,” gleamed Pelley.
The defense also held in check Tri-West running back Wes Cook. Cook had trouble shaking free of the line of scrimmage for long runs.
“It is a tribute to that young man,” praised Pelley, “that we worked all week on stopping one player.”