GRANBY, Sept. 29 – Sophomore Sam Attianese intercepted a pass and ran it back 70 yards with 8:22 left in regulation to lift the Granby High football team to a 14-7 Pequot Conference Uncas Division win over Ellington Friday night.
Not only did Attianese’s interception and touchdown give the Bears the win but it was the first interception return for a TD in school history.
Granby (2-2, 2-0 Pequot Uncas) took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on an 11-yard touchdown run from Christian Warren with Matt Zyzdorf converting on the extra point. The Purple Knights (0-4, 0-2 Pequot Uncas) tied the game in the third quarter on a three-yard touchdown reception by Dixon.
The Bears ran for 157 yards on the ground, led by Jackson Rome with 108 yards rushing. Ben Kibby had 11-yard sack for Granby in the contest. It was a good bounceback performance after the Bears were blanked 28-0 a week ago by Old Saybrook/Westbrook.
The Bears return to action next Friday when they travel to Stafford to take on the undefeated Stafford/East Windsor/Somers co-op football team (4-0) under the lights.
Granby 14, Ellington 7
Ellington (0-4) 0 0 7 0 – 7
Granby (2-2) 7 0 0 7 — 14
G: Christian Warren 11 run (Matt Zyzdorf kick)
E: Dixon 3 pass from xxxx (xxxx kick)
G: Sam Attianese 70 interception (Zyzdorf kick)