New Palestine football team honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, January 15, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) honored the New Palestine High School football team with a resolution for their record-breaking season and Class 4A state championship. The resolution, cosponsored by State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville), passed the House unanimously.

New Palestine football team“I am very proud of this hardworking group of young men,” said Rep. Cherry. “They are an example of dedication and good sportsmanship, and it is my privilege to recognize their achievement.”

After an undefeated season, the New Palestine High School Dragons became the 2014-2015 Class 4A state champions and won the school’s first football state title.

The Dragons’ 77 point championship win set a new record for most points scored in a state championship game. The team also set state championship records for total points, total yards (673) and most touchdowns and extra points (11).

“The New Palestine Dragons have made their community proud,” said Rep. Cherry. “Each of these young men, the managers and the coaches deserve this praise for their hard work and accomplishments. I wish this team the best as they continue to pursue excellence both on and off the field.”

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents portions of Hancock and Madison counties. He serves as Vice Chairman of Ways and Means. He also serves on the Local Government Committee and Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.