By Stephanie Timblin

The Ellicottville Little Eagles Pee Wee football team fell to the Franklinville Panthers in a back-and-forth time clock thriller, during the first round of “A” Bowl Cattaraugus County Midget Football League play by a score of 32-26 on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Leading the Eagles with touchdowns were Josh Auman who scored three times, along with Carter Smith, and extra point conversions by Hunter Smith and Owen Chudy. “Isiah Ploetz, Jadon Shoepflin, Noah Morlock, and Christopher Calarco anchored our defensive line, but we just ran out of time. I would like to personally thank the parents and all of the volunteers that made this season possible,” said Head Coach Mark Chudy.

The Ellicottville Eagle Midget team coming off a first-round bye week will face the Salamanca Sabers in Franklinville on Saturday, October 15 at 3 p.m.