FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Lakeland beat Churubusco, 14-13 to split the NECC with Fairfield. Fairfield won a non-conference game this week, 28-12 over Culver Academy. Both teams were 7-1 in conference play.
The Lakers almost gave the win away late in their game with the Eagles. 'Busco scored with a touchdown with 1:30 to play in the game, and decided to go for the win, with the two-point conversion. The Lakeland defense would come up with the stop.
Lakeland quarterback William Kelly had 111-yards passing and one pass that ended for a touchdown in the win.
The Eagles' rushing game was led by Kane Johnson, who had 20 carries for 91 yards.
Lakeland, who is a 3A school, will host Concordia next Friday in the state tournament.
Churubusco's streak of at least a share of the NECC crown came to an end after five years. The Eagles open the 2A tournament at home with Eastside.
Eastside ended the regular season at 4-5, with a 34-13 win over Prairie Heights.
Prairie Heights will host Wabash next week in 2A.
Angola finished fourth in the NECC this year, thanks to 28-22 win over Central Noble.
Angola will face DeKalb in the 4A state tournament next Friday. While Central Noble will host Woodlan in 2A.
Fairfield will travel to Maconaquah to open sectionals in 3A.
West Noble also ended the regular season with a win. The Chargers got past Fremont, 32-12, and will host the defending four-time 2A state champion Bishop Luers next week. Both schools are in the 3A class this year.
Fremont, who is in 1A, will host Southwood.
Huntington North saw its shot at part of the North Central Conference title come up short, despite the Vikings' 41-7 win over New Castle. The Vikings also needed Richmond to lose. However, the Red Devils beat Logansport, 28-14.
Huntington North, who is a 5A school, will not play next Friday. The team opens sectional play on Friday, November, 1 when the team takes on North Side.
In the Three Rivers Conference, Whitko shares the conference title with Rochester, after the Wildcats 34-21 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
Whitko had the win secured after three quarters. Ethan Nicodemus would score on a four-yard rush to put the Wildcats up by 20 points.
Whitko begins the 3A state tournament next week with Bellmont.
In the Northern Lakes Conference, Warsaw was shutout by Concord, 28-0.
Concord won the conference, while Warsaw finished with a 6-3 record overall.
Warsaw will take on Northrop to start the 6A state tournament next week.
Indiana residents receiving food stamps will begin receiving their monthly benefits on new dates under a state law approved earlier this year.
An Indiana teenager honored for helping save two children from icy waters in 2010 has died in a weekend shooting.
Police have identified a person of interest in Sunday’s stabbing outside of a home on Bluebird Court, off of St. Joe Road.
Police are looking for a white man who is 6'0" to 6'2" with a thin build they say robbed a CVS in November. He may have been driving a gray or dark green Ford SUV.
Police from several agencies have responded to multiple crashes overnight due to slick roads from a wintry mix that moved through the area late Sunday and early Monday morning.
A rural Angola man faces six felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman.
A local family wants help in making sure their loved one's murderer stays in prison.
Police said a man barricaded himself inside of a home on Genessee Avenue early Sunday morning for more than two hours after threatening to commit suicide.
Detectives believe a three-year-old boy may have shot himself at a home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Police said the shooting appears to have been accidental.
There will be several holiday-themed events this weekend in the Fort Wayne area, including Christmas displays, children’s parties, visits from Santa Claus, and more.
The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted the annual Airman of the Year Awards on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of members of the 122nd.
Saturday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Fort Wayne area veterans and their families met for a service at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to remember those who lost their lives back on December 7, 1941.
A doctor who performs abortions in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend has been asked to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
Each year, students at Taylor University attend a men's basketball game and are completely silent until the Trojans score their 10th point of the game. The game is known as "Silent Night."
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at Indiana state facilities be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.