The Connersville Spartan football team concluded their season with a 43-14 loss to the New Palestine Dragons in the class 4A sectional 22 championship game on Friday night.

The number one ranked Dragons wasted little time putting distance between themselves and Connersville. Ball State recruit Isaiah Thacker had a 50-yard run on the first play from scrimmage to put New Palestine on the Connersville 35-yard line. Senior New Palestine wide receiver Blaine Nunnally scored on the Dragon’s second play from scrimmage. Following Connersville three-and-out, New Palestine put together a three-play, 70-yard touchdown drive to give the Dragons a 15-0 lead after 3 minutes of play. New Palestine was successful on a two-point conversion following the Nunnally touchdown.