By Todd Palmatier
The Ellicottville-Franklinville varsity football team got back to work this week with a 56-20 win over the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves on Friday night for Ellicottville’s Homecoming. The varsity team also had 337 total yards of offense, with senior Phalla Musall rushing for 180 yards on 16 carries. Musall also had three touchdowns. Fellow senior, Callum Watt, had nine carries for 78 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore Preston Hutchison led the defense with eight tackles, followed by Blair Swanick with four tackles. Tanner Colucci led the special teams with three returns for 123 yards and one returned for 71 yards for a touchdown. Anthony Bernardi led the Timberwolves with 117 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown. The team faces the Nichols School from Buffalo on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The JV football team kept their record unblemished as they beat the Timberwolves 54-20. The team was led by freshman Austin Grinols with three touchdowns, two by rushing and one on a return. Griffin Chudy proved to be a workhorse in the fullback position also rushing for a touchdown. Sophomore Tyler Pitner of Franklinville had an 82-yard touchdown run and ECS freshman Deric Lieper also had a touchdown carry and extra point. The JV team is home next Monday night against Sherman/Clymer.
The Ellicottville girls’ JV soccer team finished the week 1-1 with a win over Fillmore 4-1, with goals from Maddie Harris, Caitlyn Golley, Halie Mowery and Kirkland Kaleta. They lost Friday night to Springville 1-0 in overtime. Coach Taylor said the girls are really beginning to gel and are playing much better than their record indicates.
In boys’ varsity soccer, the team finished the week 1-2 with losses to Randolph 1-0 and Fillmore 2-0. The team did earn a win against the Frewsburg Bears 5-0 behind goals from Victor Rieman, Cole Lapi, Jay Borowiak, Jack Haley and Robert Sawicki.
The boys’ modified team beat Frewsburg 4-0 behind Parker Rieman’s two goals and goals from Mitchell “The Pistol” Sexton and Jack Snyder.
The ECS Sports Boosters would like to thank everyone who helped park cars this weekend for Fall Festival!