Hononegah's 42-0 win over Jefferson this past week clinched the school's fifth NIC-10 football title, but this Friday the Indians will be seeking just its second undefeated trip through the conference.

The Indians tied for first place in 1984 (6-2), 1987 (8-1), and 2014 (8-1). Three other times Hononegah lost just once but finished second (1982, 2002, 2010).

Hononegah's lone undefeated conference trip was in 1996. That was an offensive powerhouse that featured two players (quarterback Chris Finlen and fullback Kevin Selover) who would go on to star at Northern Illinois University and another (running back Matt Beachey) who would shatter the single-season conference rushing record.

Hononegah plays Harlem, which is trying to clinch its 10th straight playoff season, at Machesney Park.

Hononegah's NIC-10 football history:

Year

Place

Record

1982

2nd

7-1, 8-2

1983

5th

5-4, 5-4

1984

1st (tie)

6-2, 7-2

1985

3rd (tie)

6-3, 10-4

1986

7th (tie)

3-6, 3-6

1987

1st (tie)

8-1, 10-2

1988

3rd (tie)

6-3, 6-4

1989

2nd (tie)

5-2, 6-3

1990

3rd (tie)

5-3, 7-4

1991

5th (tie)

3-5, 3-6

1992

6th

4-4, 5-4

1993

6th

3-4, 4-5

1994

2nd (tie)

6-2, 9-3

1995

3rd

5-3, 5-4

1996

1st

8-0, 12-1

1997

4th

5-3, 5-4

1998

3rd (tie)

5-3, 5-4

1999

2nd (tie)

6-2, 7-3

2000

6th

4-4, 5-4

2001

6th (tie)

3-5, 3-6

2002

2nd

7-1, 7-3

2003

6th (tie)

2-6, 3-6

2004

3rd (tie)

5-3, 6-4

2005

5th (tie)

4-4, 5-5

2006

4th (tie)

4-4, 5-4

2007

2nd (tie)

7-2, 7-3

2008

3rd

7-2, 8-3

2009

3rd

7-2, 8-3

2010

2nd

8-1, 9-2

2011

3rd

6-3, 6-4

2012

3rd

7-2, 8-3

2013

2nd (tie)

7-2, 8-3

2014

1st (tie)

8-1, 9-2

2015

3rd (tie)

6-3, 6-4

2016

4th

5-4, 5-5

2017

1st

8-0, 8-0