The 5-4 Connersville Spartan football team will host the 0-9 Richmond Red Devils in the first round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional 22 tournament tonight at Spartan Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is $7 (cash only), no all-sports passes will be accepted, and spectators are advised that noise makers are prohibited.
This Red Devils team has struggled to score points on the season. The Richmond offense is averaging 6 points per game on the year while giving up an average of 51 points on defense. Following Richmond’s 47-14 loss to Connersville in the season opener at Spartan Field, the Red Devils went on a 4 week stretch of scoreless football. Between August 16 and September 16 Richmond dropped 4 games by a combined score of 213-0. That stretch included a 28-0 loss to Anderson that was Richmond’s closest game of the year. Richmond’s 33-point loss to Connersville in the season opener is their second most competitive game of the season.