NORTHEAST INDIANA — Postseason play in football is often used as a measuring stick.
The subject of the measuring is how different high school football conferences stack up as far as quality is concerned.
Since most conferences have very few games played out of the league, such assessing is difficult until sectionals start.
While by no means perfect, postseason play and performance is used as a gauge.
Here is a glance at how area conferences performed during week one of sectional action.
There are five Northeast Hoosier Conference schools remaining after week one.
Bellmont, Carroll, East Noble, New Haven and Norwell remain.
Two of the three teams that did not move on were knocked out by a conference rival: Columbia City (by Norwell) and Homestead (by Carroll).
All five schools will play an out-of-conference foe this week. Carroll will play Warsaw from the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) for a Class 6A sectional championship.
East Noble takes on Leo of the Allen County Athletic Conference (ACAC). Bellmont will play Fort Wayne Concordia from the Summit Athletic Conference (SAC).
New Haven plays Frankfort and Norwell plays Jay County. Those two NHC schools are slated for a sectional title showdown if they both win their semifinal games.
The Three Rivers Conference did not have a single game in sectionals where it had two schools involved.
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