By Al Zipsie

Honoengah's defense came up big as they shut down Auburn 29-6 in a battle of previous NIC-10 unbeatens. Both have already clinched a playoff berth.

The Indians (7-0) play winless Jefferson and then a solid Harlem (5-2) to try and win the NIC-10 title outright. Auburn finishes with Harlem and Guilford.

In other games Friday Harlem defeated Belvidere 34-13. Boylan rolled over Freeport 52-7. Belvidere North notched a 41-28 victory over Guilford and East beat Jefferson 30-19. Harlem and East become playoff eligible and can secure a berth with one more win in the last two games.

NIC-10 Standings

Hononegah 7-0

Auburn 6-1

Harlem 5-2

East 5-2

Boylan 3-4

Belvidere North 3-4

Guilford 3-4

Freeport 2-5

Belvidere 1-6

Jefferson 0-7