By Todd Palmatier
Titans Clinch Title
The Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans clinched the Section 6, Class D football title with its 29-22 win over the Frewsburg Bears last Friday night at Franklinville.
The Eagles were led by senior Tommy Easton at quarterback, who completed 7 of 14 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 14 yards and had two touchdowns. Senior Caleb Rinko had 17 carries for 55 yards and had a rushing and a reception touchdown. Senior Jonas Hurlburt had three receptions for 85 yards on the night. Sophomore Brock Blecha led the defense with seven tackles, while Preston Hutchinson and Hurlburt each recorded sacks.
The Titans take on the Salamanca Warriors at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 16 at ECS where it is also Senior Night and Homecoming.
Boys Varsity Soccer
The Boys Varsity Soccer team defeated Randolph 4 – 3 on Wednesday, Oct.7. Scoring for the Eagles was Ben Zoeller with two goals. Brennan Finn and Matt DiDonato scored the other goals. Robert Spell made seven saves in the net.
The team lost to Westfield-Brocton 4 – 3 on Friday night. Scoring for the Eagles was Ben Zoeller, Matt DiDonato and Cam Eddy. Robert Spell made five saves in goal.
The Boy’s record stands at 9-3-2.
Girls Varsity Soccer
The Girls Varsity Soccer team finished last week 2-0.
On Oct. 8 at Randolph, the Eagles came away with a 3-1 overtime win. Senior Morgan Zlockie had all three goals for the Eagles. Freshman Robin Freaney (with two saves for the game) made a brilliant save on a penalty kick to keep the game tied in regulation 1-1. Zlockie scored two more goals in the second 10-minute overtime period to seal the victory.
On Saturday at ECS, the Eagles beat the Salamanca Warriors 2-0. Zlockie and Junior Jenna Aldrich each had one goal. Freaney had the shutout with four saves.
Girls JV Soccer
The Girls JV Soccer team lost to Holland 3-0, playing a hard game against a very skilled team on Monday Oct. 5. On Tuesday, Oct. 6 they beat Class B Springville 2-1. Tessa Sullivan and Ande Wilson scored for the Eagles, while Haven Ford had both assists. Lisa Krotz and Abby Proctor split time in goal. The JV lady eagles finish up their season this week against Allegany on Tuesday and Jamestown on Saturday.
The Eagles Varsity Volleyball team finished the week 1-1.
In their match against Pine Valley, Marissa Hamilton had 13 kills and eight aces. Linnea Jimerson had five aces and Lisa Salzmann had three. The team won the match 3-0 by a score of 25-6, 25-22, 25-8.
In their match against undefeated Portville, the Eagles came out on the short end of a 3-2 match decision, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14, 15-25. Marissa Hamilton had 14 kills and five aces. Kelsi Belz had 24 digs.In their match against undefeated Portville, the Eagles came out on the short end of a 3-2 match decision, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14, 15-25. Marissa Hamilton had 14 kills and five aces. Kelsi Belz had 24 digs.
The Ellicottville Little Eagles Midget football team won their playoff game against the Seneca Sachems 33-28. The Eagles were led by Clayton Rowland, Wyatt Chudy and Ryan Dekay on the offensive side of the ball. The defense was led by Jordan Peplinski who had over 15 solo tackles and numerous quarterback pressures on the day. The Eagles now face the Salamanca Sabers this Saturday in Allegany at 8 p.m.
The Pee Wee Eagles start their playoffs this Sunday in Randolph at 3 p.m. against the Salamanca Sabers.
The Little Eagles Football Banquet will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the West Valley Fire Hall.