The Spartans traveled to Auburn to face the Auburn Mountainview Lions Thursday for the ROOT Sports high school game of the week.
Down a score, Sumner had seconds left in the game to tie but were caught short of the goal line.
The Spartans lost 42-35, ending their undefeated season.
Sumner 1-1 in conference play and 3-1 overall.
For a full story with photos, look for next week’s paper on newstands Wednesday, Oct. 1.