CHS gridders open season at Richmond

CHS gridders open season at Richmond

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The high school football season is back and ready to roll in Indiana, with the Connersville Spartans opening the campaign on the road tonight against a longtime rival.

CHS will tangle with Richmond at Lyboult Field (7 p.m.), with hopes of bouncing back from a loss in last season’s season opener. A year ago, the Red Devils left CHS Field with a 27-0 victory.

Head coach Adam Kelly’s team finished 2-8 last season, with both wins coming in decisive fashion. The Spartans blanked Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference foe South Dearborn, 40-0, and raced past Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 43-6.

Pendleton Heights ended Connersville’s season with a 31-7 win in sectional play.

Kelly is 16-35 in his 6th year as the CHS coach. Richmond has a new head coach, Ibrahim ‘Abe’ Tawfeek, who was 10-10 in two years at Indianapolis Northwest.

CHS hosts Franklin County on Aug. 25 in an EIAC matchup. The Wildcats, who finished 7-4 last season, play at New Castle tonight. 

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Kmix 106.9 fm, Connersville

If you can’t make it to Richmond you can listen to the action on Kmix 106.9 fm featuring announcers Sam Harvey and Dave Pollard. Kmix 106.9 can be accessed via the iTunes media player.

CHS schedule
(All games begin at 7 p.m.)

Tonight — at Richmond

Aug. 25 — Franklin County •

Sep. 1 — Greensburg

Sep. 8 — at South Dearborn •

Sep. 15 — at Rushville

Sep. 22 — Indianapolis Broad Ripple (Homecoming)

Sep. 29 — at East Central •

Oct. 6 — Lawrenceburg

Oct. 13 — at Batesville

(• = Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference game)

Tonight’s games
Area / of interest

Connersville at Richmond

Franklin County at New Castle

Rushville at Milan

East Central at Lawrenceburg

Cambridge City Lincoln at Monroe Central

Oldenburg Academy at Union County

Batesville at Jennings County

Shelbyville at Greensburg

South Dearborn at Bedford North Lawrence

Hagerstown at Shenandoah

Northeastern at Knightstown

South Adams at Winchester

Union City at Tri

Centerville at Delta (7:30 p.m.) 

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