Big picture: The Michigan City football team's seniors shined at home Friday night as the Wolves used a 27-point second quarter to dominate Crown Point 48-0 in the Duneland Athletic Conference regular-season finale.
The win gives Michigan City an outright second-place finish in the DAC, the highest finish in program history. Senior quarterback Bryce Hayman threw four touchdowns, with three going to senior receiver Zennon Wilhelm.
Senior defensive end Chase Triplett recovered a fumble in the end zone to cap off the scoring midway through the third quarter.
Turning point: Leading 14-0 in the second quarter, Michigan City took advantage of bad snap on a Crown Point punt attempt and recovered the ball inside the 10-yard line. Hayman hit Wilhelm for a 7-yard touchdown two plays later to put the Wolves up by three scores.
Crown Point player of the game: Senior running back Scott Mills - It took a while for him to get on track, but Mills had 71 yards on 28 rushing attempts. Mills gained 53 yards on Crown Point's final drive of the game.
Michigan City player of the game: Wilhelm - He caught three passes for 30 yards and all three went for touchdowns. Wilhelm added a nice punt return in the fourth quarter.
Quote: "(These seniors) have been a very important group," Michigan City coach Phil Mason said. "They bought into the culture change. They've provided great leadership and they've kept this thing rolling."
Beyond the box score: With the 48 points scored on Friday night, the Wolves broke last season's record (311) for points in a regular season with 358.
Including four postseason games, Michigan City scored a program-high 412 points for the entire season last year.
Up next: Munster at Michigan City (7-2, 6-1), 7 p.m. Oct. 26 Class 5A semifinals; Portage (4-5, 3-4) at Crown Point (3-6, 2-5), 7 p.m. Oct. 26 Class 6A semifinals