Ellington opened the high school football season for the first time since 2004 without a co-op relationship after they shed Somers in the offseason due to rising participation.
The 2014 Class M-Small playoff team did not miss a beat.
You found out through our #TrainingCampTour that Christian Rider, Ellington’s quarterback, rolled his ankle on the day that we went to Purple Knights practice two Saturday’s ago. He looked fine Saturday, rushing for two scores and tossing a sweet touchdown pass to Izaiah Castro-Vega.
Mark Hickman’s rushing touchdown in the third quarter pushed him to the top of the school’s all-time scoring list. You can hear post-game comments from him in the video featured above.
Glenn Conticello called the play-by-play for this telecast, while former San Diego Charger Andrew Pinnock provided color commentary.
Catch the premiere event of WL/East Granby/Suffield at Ellington, Tuesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. Visit cptvsports.org for future listings as well as information on Friday Night LIVE Football and our other fall sports coverage.