NECC & Others Week 9 Recap

Churubusco's Adrian Springer and Drew Buffenbarger celebrate a first quarter touchdown.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the first time in 15 years, West Noble and Eastside each won NECC conference championships. West Noble, the 2014 big school winner, finished 4-0 in conference with a 33-14 win over Prairie Heights, while Eastside finished 4-0 with a 53-7 win over Angola.

West Noble last won a conference title in 2005. The team will host Heritage next week in 3A sectional play.

Eastside’s conference championship is the school’s first since 2004.  The Blazers will host Central Noble next week to open sectional play in 2A.

Churubusco ended the regular season with an impressive win over Fairfield, 35-20 was the final from Turtle Town.

The Eagles never trailed in the game.  Their first score game on a huge 56-yard run by senior Adrian Springer. Fairfield would return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, but Churububsco would re-gain the lead before the first quarter ended when quarterback Drew Buffenbarger would complete a 25-yard pass to Chance Gallmeier for the touchdown.

Churubusco, who was shutout of a NECC championship for the second straight year – the last time that happened was in 2007 and 2008 – will face Woodlan in 2A sectional play on Friday.

Angola faces Northwood in 4A sectional play next week.

Garrett rolled out a third straight win, topping Central Noble, 40-7.  The loss was the Cougars third in a row.

In the second half, the Cougars did not have a good start on offense.  Their first drive ended with a Garrett interception that found the hands of Lucas Deuitch.

The Railroaders capitalized a short time later when Bryit Sumner stretched over the goal line, putting his team up 18-0.

Garrett will play in 3A and travels to Lakeland next Friday night.

The Lakers regular season ended with a 26-12 win over Fremont. The Eagles are in 1A and will host NorthWood.

Prairie Heights opens 2A sectional play at Bremen.

North Central Conference

Huntington North’s regular season ended with a 31-15 home win over Lafayette Jefferson.

The Vikings would score the first 19 points of the game. In the third quarter, Huntington North quarterback Lucas Long would hit Carson Wright for a touchdown pass.

The win moved the Vikings to 5-2 in NCC play and 5-4 overall. Huntington North is in 5A, which means the Vikings have a bye next week. The Vikings will face Snider on Friday, October 31.

Three Rivers Conference

Whitko finished second in its conference with a 34-16 win over Tippecanoe Valley. The Wildcats, who are 6-3 overall, will open up 3A sectional play next week with Bellmont.

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