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HHC football report entering Week 6, 2018

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Players of the Week

Offense: Brady Hunt, Delta

Hunt threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 45-14 victory over Mt. Vernon.

Offense: Austin Keele, New Palestine

Keele graded at 98%, leading a Dragon offensive line that blocked for two 100-yard rushers in a 42-21 victory over Pendleton Heights.

Defense/ST: Anakin Allison, Pendleton Heights

Allison had a strong game, including a blocked PAT and a 43-yard punting average. He had 27 tackles – including nine solo – on defense, and 104 yards receiving on offense.

News and notes

New Palestine became the fifth school in IHSAA history to win 50 consecutive regular-season games with its 42-21 victory over Pendleton Heights.

Brady Pease became Delta’s all-time tackles leader last week with 354 tackles. He has also been a four-year starter at linebacker for the Eagles.

Two HHC defenders had pick-6s last week – Mason Hunt of Delta and Gavin Rose of Greenfield-Central. Hunt also had four tackles for loss in the Eagles’ victory.

Zach Neligh (138 rushing, 69 passing) and Charlie Spegal (259 rushing) both totaled 200+ yards in New Palestine’s win over Pendleton Heights. Christian Conkling threw for 286 yards, 104 to Anakin Allison.

Shelbyville’s 28-27 victory over Greenfield-Central gave coach Michael Clevenger his first victory as the Golden Bears’ head coach. Landon Watson threw for 159 yards and Matthew Merritt ran for 105 for the Golden Bears.

Drew Barber threw for 348 yards and four TDs – 111 to Triston Chesher – in New Castle’s 42-25 win over Yorktown. The Tigers’ Reid Neal threw for 181 yards and ran for 131.

Cameron Levers had 180 yards receiving in Delta’s 45-14 win over Mt. Vernon. MV’s Dylan Cole rushed for 105 yards.

Charlie Spegal of New Palestine leads the nation in rushing TDs (25) and scoring (152 points).

This week’s games

Delta at New Castle (broadcast: WMDH-1550)

Both QBs – Delta’s Brady Hunt and New Castle’s Drew Barber – threw for 300 yards in victories last week. Both teams have balanced offenses full of weapons. Luke Bumbalough and Triston Chesher have been weapons in the passing game for NC. Cameron Levers and the Wesleys – Woodin and Stitt – have been huge in the ground game for Delta.

Greenfield-Central at New Palestine (broadcast: New Pal Radio, WSVX, WRGF)

The Dragons’ Charlie Spegal has rushed for 200 yards in four of his team’s five games so far. G-C had its best offensive performance of the season last week against Shelbyville, with QB Gehrig Slunaker throwing for three TDs. G-C has HHC tackling leader Tyler Antic.

Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Hts. (broadcast: WEEM)

A longtime SR 67 rivalry resumes in Pendleton. Two strong air attacks do battle, as PH’s Christian Conkling has thrown for 872 yards and MV has thrown for more than 850 as a team. Anakin Allison has 199 receiving yards in the last two games. MV’s Dylan Cole has back-to-back 100-yard rushing games.

Shelbyville at Yorktown (broadcast: WSVX)

The Golden Bears come off a strong performance and a victory. The Tigers dropped a decision to New Castle last week, but had a big game from Reid Neal, who had a 100/100 game against the Trojans. Shelbyville’s Matthew Merritt has had two strong games on the ground in back-to-back weeks.

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Arabians win HHC golf title in tiebreaker

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The Pendleton Heights Arabians won the Hoosier Heritage Conference golf title Tuesday at Fall Creek Golf Course, shooting a team score of 181 to beat New Palestine in a tiebreaker.

The Arabians had three All-HHC golfers, with Danielle Tinsley, Grace Wiggins and Ryann Norris all shooting 45s to finish tied for seventh overall. Kaylee McKenney shot a 46 and fifth player Courtney Dawson added a 50, giving PH the winning margin.

New Palestine’s Annaliese Fox was the conference individual champion, shooting a 38. She won by two strokes over Annie Gillock of New Castle.

PH won its first title in 11 years and fifth overall, joining titles won in 1993, 1998, 2006 and 2007.

The meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, but postponed to Tuesday and shortened to nine holes due to heavy rains.

Team scores

1. Pendleton Heights 181
2. New Palestine 181
3. Yorktown 194
4. Mt. Vernon 194
5. Greenfield-Central 194
6. New Castle 198
7. Delta 202
8. Shelbyville 208

All-HHC individuals

1. Annaliese Fox, New Palestine 38
2. Annie Gillock, New Castle 40
3. Haley Hogland, Greenfield-Central 42
4. Caroline Gibson, Greenfield-Central 43
5. Izzy Gray, New Palestine 43
6. Macy Brammer, Yorktown 44
7. Danielle Tinsley, Pendleton Heights 45
7. Grace Wiggins, Pendleton Heights 45
7. Ryann Norris, Pendleton Heights 45
7. Meredith Johnson, Mt. Vernon 45

The HHC golf champion Pendleton Heights Arabians.

Full results

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