By Stephanie Timblin

The Maple Grove Red Dragons roared into Ellicottville on Friday, Sept. 30 to defeat the Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans in a 43-12 victory. The previously undefeated Titans drop to 4-1 in regular season play.

Austin Grinols led the Titans with 81 rushing yards on 19 attempts and two catches for 24 yards, followed by Brock Blecha with 74 yards, and Dooley Brennan who pulled down four passes for 60 yards total.

“Friday was a tough game against a highly ranked opponent. We showed some good things but ultimately not enough to stay in the game. We’re going to work on improving in areas we fell short and hope for a bounce back against a good team at Portville on Friday,” said head coach Chad Bartoszek.