By Todd Palmatier
Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans Football returned to their dominant form last Friday night Sept. 25 in Brocton by beating the Brocton/Westfield Wolfdogs 64-8. The Titans were led offensively by senior quarterback Tommy Easton who was able to move the Titans offense at will. He finished the day 7-8 passing with 164 yards and had four touchdown passes. He also ran for one touchdown.
Senior Caleb Rinko led the Titans in rushing with 105 yards and one touchdown. Senior Nick Delity had a 74-yard touchdown run as he pulled away from defenders and left them more than 20 yards behind as he scored for the Titans.
Sophomore Austin Grinols had two receiving touchdowns and 88 total receiving yards, while fellow sophomore Griffin Chudy chipped in with 39 receiving yards and one touchdown. Other scorers for the Titans were Jonas Hurlburt, Dooley Brennan and Brock Blecha.
The Titans travel to Clymer to take on Sherman/Clymer/Panama this Saturday, Oct. 3, for a 1:30 p.m. game.
Girls Varsity Soccer
On Sept. 22, the girls varsity soccer team beat Salamanca 2-1. Madison Swalcy and Morgan Zlockie had one goal each. Freshman Robin Freaney had nine saves.
On Sept. 24 vs. Cattaraugus/Little Valley, the Eagles won 3-0. Zlockie had one goal, Evie Cortez had two goals and Jenna Aldrich and Cheyenne Maybee each had one assist. Freaney had four saves for the shutout win.
On Sept. 26 @ Portville, the Eagles again posted a 4-0 shutout win. Sophomore Cortez had two goals, as did Zlockie. Aldrich had one assist and goalie Freaney had 10 saves for the shutout.
The Lady Eagles are now 7-2-2 overall.
Boys Varsity Soccer
The boys varsity beat Salamanca/Catt-LV 1 – 0 on Sept. 23. The lone score came from Robert Sawicki. Avery Seiflein made seven saves in goal to preserve the shutout.
On Sept. 25, the team beat Portville 2 – 0. Noah Stuve and Sawicki scored. Seiflein and Robert Spell made two saves to keep the shutout.
The boys record is now 6-2-2.
On Sept. 21, Ellicottville beat Allegany 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 25-23). Alissa Gregory had 13 kills, Mackenzie Czapla had seven kills and five aces and Caitlyn Golley had five aces.
Two days later, on Sept 23, the team lost to Olean 3-1. (25-15, 25-17, 22-25, 25-12). Marissa Hamilton had 10 kills and Czapla had four aces.
On Sept. 25, the team took another loss against Maple Grove with a score of 3-2. Hamilton had seven aces and eight kills. Czapla had 21 digs.
Ellicottville Little Eagles
The Midgets kept up their undefeated season beating Little Valley 18-6, as Jordan Grinols took the opening kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown. Daniel Young and Leif Jimerson also scored for the Little Eagles.
The Pee Wees returned to their winning ways as they beat the Panthers 34-6. They were led by Sean Crowley, Reese Benjamin, Aiden Murray, David Thompson and Caedon Wyatt. Noah Morlock converted 4-5 extra points for the Eagles as they ran their record to 5-1.