Kids have always been taught to share.
But in this case, its ok to be selfish.
Last Friday, the undefeated Mishawaka Cavemen clinched a share of the Northern Indiana Conference title.
This Friday, they can win the conference title outright with a win over Washington at Steele Stadium. A loss means, they would share the championship with the Panthers and likely Penn.
"We're not out here practicing to share," Mishawaka senior defensive lineman Christian Lentz explains. "We're out here to win games, win the title."
"It would mean a lot," senior running back PJ Warmoth says. "We much rather have it ourselves than share with others. I think that speaks for themselves."
Mishawaka's last conference championship came in 1995. They shared that one with Penn, who they played in a non conference game that year (and lost).
The Cavemen's last outright conference championship came in 1980, the same year they last beat Penn. That was also the last year Mishawaka finished a regular season undefeated.