Eagles and Sabers Clash at Crowley Field
By Stephanie Timblin
In an exciting, back-and-forth offensive showdown, the Ellicottville Eagles Midgets team improved to 5-1 on the season, in a 52-39 victory over the previously undefeated Salamanca Sabers on Saturday, Sept. 24.
“The team has been working hard and the leaders had everyone focused for the game. After a fumble on out first play the Sabers were able to drive down and score. The boys didn’t panic and stayed with the game plan. All six running backs from the first string scored touchdowns. The offensive line played their best game yet, led by Harrison Newark,” said head coach Tim Grinols.
Touchdowns were scored by Leif Jimerson, Clayton Rowland, Logan Grinols, Lucas Marsh, Ryan DeKay, and Christian Swalcy.
The Pee Wee Eagles were unable to overcome a well-balanced Sabers team, and fell to 4-2 on the season in a tough 20-12 loss. “Unfortunately a couple turnovers and several penalties were too much to overcome for our team,” said head hoach Mark Chudy.
Both touchdowns were scored by Owen Chudy.
The Eagles will face the Randolph Raiders in the final regular season game of the year at Ellicottville Central School on Sunday, Oct. 2 with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.