FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Whitko preparing for Bellmont

SOUTH WHITLEY— Last week, Whitko captured a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship for the first time since the Wildcats won it outright in 2010.The team from Whitley County’s southwest side is likely hoping for a stronger postseason run in 2013. In 2010, the Wildcats fell by just three points to Bremen in the sectional opener.This year, the Wildcats draw Bellmont in the first round.The Braves posted a 4-5 record this season, but did so as the smallest school in their conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference.Bellmont went 3-4 in its conference, including wins over Homestead and Norwell.The Braves are just two years removed from a sectional championship. In that season, 2011, Bellmont was just 3-6 in the regular season before making its postseason run.To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 24 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.