The Norsemen secured their first conference championship since 1986 with their 42-6 victory over the Shelby Tigers.

In the first quarter, North Muskegon scored a trio of touchdowns. James Young got things started with a 25-yard touchdown toss to TJ Byard. On their next drive, Ben Meyers took a handoff seven yards for a score. Young and Drew Bartos rounded out the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown strike.

The Norsemen added fourteen additional points in the second quarter. First, Meyers returned to the end zone with a 6-yard carry. Late in the frame, James Young returned to the end zone with another touchdown. The running clock would be in effect as the Norsemen led 35-0 at the break.

The second half saw just two scoring play. First, James Young connected with Landon Christianson on a 16-yard touchdown. Shelby rounded out the day with a 13-yard pass from Isaiah Garcia to Bishop Lee.

North Muskegon outgained Shelby 367-63. James Young finished with 197 passing yards on 12/15 passing.

With this victory, North Muskegon (8-1) has posted the most victories for their program since 2006, when they went 8-4. They will take their 8-game win streak into the postseason next week.