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Ellicottville Sports Roundup: Ladies’ Soccer Advances to Finals, Varsity Football Heads to Semis

By Todd Palmatier

The ECS Lady Eagles varsity soccer team won their Class D semi-final game over Pine Valley 5-0. Tarah Scharf recorded the shutout win, while Morgan Zlockie had the hat trick. Freshmen Kourtney Robinson and Allison Raecher recorded single tallies. The girls move on to the finals to play Maple Grove on Halloween night at 7 p.m. at Pioneer Central.

Unfortunately, the boys’ varsity soccer season was cut short as they lost to Pine Valley 2-1 in the playoffs.

The Ellicottville-Franklinville varsity football team beat Portville Friday night 48-13. The Griffins had 446 total yards of offense compared to 182 for Portville. Senior Phalla Musall rushed 22 times for 174 yards and four touchdowns. This also put him over 1,000 yards for the year, which was a tribute to him mom Kathy Musall. Senior Callum Watt had six carries for 44 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore Petey Hutchinson had two receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown, while senior Ben Erickson had two catches for 35 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Tommy Easton was a perfect 4-4 for 131 passing yards and two touchdowns. The team has locked up the No. 2 seed and will take on Cattaraugus-Little Valley in the sectional semi-finals this Friday night at 7 p.m. at ECS.

The JV football team wrapped up its season with a perfect 8-0 season. The team was led by the 1-2 punch of Austin Grinols and Griffin Chudy in the backfield. While quarterback Caleb Palmatier led the offense to victory and had some fine completions to Dooley Brennan and Tyler Pitner.

The Ellicottville Little Eagles Pee Wee team lost a hard-fought super bowl to Randolph 6-4. The Eagles could only muster two safeties. The Little Eagles Banquet is Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at the West Valley Fireman’s Club on Route 240. It will be a catered affair with 50/50s and door prizes.

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