FOUR-PEAT: â€™Busco seniors win fourth NECC title
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football seniors ended their final regular-season game with more than a Northeast Corner Conference title Friday night.
The Eagles topped (formerly) undefeated Lakeland 38-16 to win their fourth and final conference championship of their careers.
Despite taking on the only team withouth a loss in the NECC, Churubuscoâ€™s seniors modeled their familiarity as the conferenceâ€™s top dogs, holding the lead for nearly the entire game.
â€śWe knew it was going to be a big game and we were excited for the challenge,â€ť Churubusco stand-out senior Jason Nicodemus said.
Nicodemus ran in five touchdowns and tallied 217 of â€™Buscoâ€™s 284 total yards.
Senior Cory Miller was the teamâ€™s second leading rusher with 53 yards.
Despite a broken wrist, senior quarterback Jay Petrie threw 2-for-5 for 16 yards.
Senior Parker Conrad connected with a field goal with 2.5 seconds left in the first half and converted all five extra-point attempts.
Senior Joe Zumbrun had an earth-shattering sack on a third down, forcing Lakeland to a 4th-and-35 to set up a Churubusco scoring drive and forced a fumble in the first quarter with another hard hit.
Senior Cody Schaefer intercepted a Lakeland pass with less than a minute left on the clock to seal the win for the Eagles.
The Eagles, now 8-1, are looking to carry their momentum through the post-season, as they host Oak Hill in the opening round of sectionals Friday.
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