Madison Central had to make major changes to its offensive and defensive schemes heading into the regular-season finale against Southwestern.
Injuries to key leaders on both sides of ball forced those alterations.
The losses, however, proved too much for the Indians (1-9) to overcome.
Central finished with just 151 yards of total offense and was handed a 37-6 loss by the Warriors (5-5). The Indians committed two turnovers (giving them 32 on the season) and averaged just 2.5 yards a play.
Junior quarterback Canon Scenters suffered a season-ending knee injury last week against Bryan Station. With no other QB on the roster, junior wide receiver Nate Storie took over under center.
In his first-ever start at quarterback, Storie was 6-of-12 for 45 yards and an interception.
The junior connected on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Zach Holbrook early in the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately for the Indians, the outcome had already been decided by that point.
Southwestern scored the first 34 points of the game.
The Warriors took a 7-0 lead with 4:29 left in the first quarter on a 39-yard TD run by Tanner Wright.
Southwestern scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 28-0 lead into halftime.
Maison Hibbard had a 30-yard TD catch, Chase Doan had a 1-yard TD run and Austin Barnes had a 2-yard TD run.
Wright broke loose for a 72-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 34-0.
Max Brainard had a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Central finished with more first downs than the Warriors (14-11), but Southwestern had 313 yards of total offense.
Adrien Parks had a team-best 66 yards rushing for the Indians. Joe Burton had 35 yards rushing.
Senior Ashton Hulberg had five catches for 41 yards and also had four carries for 29 yards.
Central is set to open the Class 6A Playoffs next Friday at Clark County.