HARTFORD CITY — Gabe Young turned in another outstanding all-around performance, and Shenandoah clinched the Mid-Eastern Conference championship in its first year of football competition.
The Raiders' latest conquest was a 36-6 demolition of Class 1A No. 7 Monroe Central, and Young again was at the heart of the action.
The Shenandoah superstar scored four touchdowns — finding the end zone by rushing and receiving as well as on a punt return.
The Raiders' defense also came up big again. A unit that has allowed just 44 total points during an eight-game winning streak repeatedly turned the Golden Bears over.
The biggest takeaway was an interception just before that half that allowed Shenandoah to push its advantage to 24-6 instead of potentially seeing the home team pull within 16-12.
Monroe Central (7-2, 2-1 MEC) matched a season-high in points allowed.
The Class 2A No. 8 Raiders (8-1, 3-0) host Madison-Grant to open sectional play next week.
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 62, SHELBYVILLE 8
SHELBYVILLE — Christian Conkling rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and the Arabians added scores on special teams and defense to rocket past their Hoosier Heritage Conference rival in the final regular-season tune up.
Pendleton Heights closed the season on a three-game winning streak and posted its most regular-season victories since 2012.
Shelbyville (1-8, 1-6 HHC) lost its fourth straight.
The Arabians (7-2, 5-2) travel to Marion to open the sectional next week.
MADISON-GRANT 47, FRANKTON 28
FRANKTON — The Argylls capped a strong regular season-ending run with their most prolific offensive game of the season.
Madison-Grant had scored just 59 points in eight games entering Friday night but surged to a 41-14 lead before coasting home against the Eagles.
Frankton lost its fourth straight to close out the regular season.
The Argylls (3-6, 3-4 Central Indiana Conference) travel to Shenandoah for next week's sectional.
The Eagles (3-6, 2-5) travel to rival Lapel to open postseason play.
LAPEL 27, EASTERN HANCOCK 12
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The suddenly red-hot Bulldogs closed the regular season on a three-game winning streak, outscoring the opposition 104-32 over that span.
Eastern Hancock (3-6) lost three straight to end the regular season.
Lapel (5-4) hosts rival Frankton in a first-round sectional matchup next week.
OAK HILL 28, ALEXANDRIA 0
CONVERSE — The Tigers' high-powered offense was shut out for the first time in 29 games.
Oak Hill (4-5, 4-2 CIC) recorded its second straight shutout and its third this season. The Golden Eagles have won three straight.
Alexandria (3-6, 1-6) hosts Elwood in next week's sectional.
EASTBROOK 67, ELWOOD 6
MARION — Elwood finished a winless regular season with a very tough assignment against the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A.
Eastbrook (8-1, 6-1 CIC) ended the season with five straight wins.
Elwood (0-9, 0-7) travels to Alexandria for sectional play next week.