Host New Castle gave Class 4A No. 1 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) everything it wanted in the first half of Friday night’s football championship game of Class 4A Sectional 21 at Neal Field, and the Trojans had to feel pretty good about themselves trailing only 21-14 at halftime.

But the visiting Marauders dialed up their strength and power a notch in the second half, scored 28 unanswered points, and rolled to a repeat sectional title with their 49-20 victory over New Castle.