Players of the Week
Offense: Charlie Spegal, New Palestine
Spegal ran for a school-record 387 yards on 15 carries in the Dragons’ 84-13 win over Delta. Spegal scored seven TDs, his third seven-touchdown game of the season.
Offense: Rylan Cole, Mt. Vernon
Cole ran for 215 yards and four TDs in the Marauders’ victory over Yorktown.
Defense: Caden McClain, Pendleton Heights
McClain had 10 tackles and an pick-6 in the Arabians’ 62-6 victory over Shelbyville.
Defense: Austin Hill, Yorktown
Hill had 14 tackles, an interception and also had rushing and receiving TDs on offense.
News & notes
The New Palestine Dragons had a record-setting performance in winning their 10th HHC title, sixth consecutive and eighth in the last nine years. NP has won 41 consecutive HHC games and 54 consecutive regular season games.
The Dragons tied a record with 84 points in an 84-13 win over Delta, with Charlie Spegal setting a school record with 387 yards rushing and seven TDs on 16 carries. NP QB Zach Neligh threw for 127 yards and ran for 96 and closed in on 5,000 yards of total offense. Brady Hunt threw for 130 yards for Delta, including a 51-yard TD pass to Cody Howard.
Mt. Vernon won its fourth straight game, beating Yorktown 41-33 in a back-and-forth contest, to clinch a piece of a three-way second-place tie. Rylan Cole ran for 215 yards and four TDs for the Marauders, who had 304 yards on the ground. Yorktown’s Reid Neal threw for 158 yards and ran for 116, accounting for three TDs. Austin Hill had rushing and receiving TDs for Yorktown, as well as an interception.
Triston Chesher had 149 receiving yards and two TDs for New Castle in a 28-0 victory over Greenfield-Central, as the Trojans clinched back-to-back winning regular seasons for the first time in 40 years. Stephen Spears had 12 tackles for the Trojans. It was NC’s first shutout since Oct. 20, 2017 against Richmond, and the first in the regular season since Aug. 23, 1996 vs. And. Highland.
Christian Conkling threw for 158 yards in Pendleton Heights’ 62-6 win over Shelbyville. He also threw for two TDs and ran for 72 yards and three scores. Tristen Spinks had 88 receiving yards.