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Attianese has busy evening as Granby/Canton co-op wins second straight game

Sam Attianese, shown last year in the snow, scored three touchdowns in Friday night’s win over Ellington.

GRANBY, Sept. 21 – Sam Attianese had a busy night Friday night. He scored three touchdowns, knocked down three passes and had an interception along with kicking five extra points to lead the Granby/Canton co-op football team to a 41-14 Pequot Conference victory over Ellington.

Attianese also caught five passes for 165 yards and a touchdown as the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season with their fifth straight win. He scored on touchdown runs of 42 and 1 yards.

Granby/Canton QB Jackson Rome ran for a team-high 85 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns (10, 42 yards). He also threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Attianese. Rome completed 10-of-14 passes for 208 yards.

Defensively, the Bears stood tall. Malik Brown-Smith had four solo tackles, one tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery. Nate Biega had an interception and returned it 36 yards along with two solo tackles. Dontel Williams played well had a tackle for a loss.

The Bears return to action next Friday night when they host Rockville at 6:30 p.m. at Canton High. As part of the co-op agreement with Canton, one of five home games would be held in Canton.

Granby/Canton 41, Ellington 14
At Granby
Ellington (1-1)      6  0  0    8 — 14
Granby (2-0)      14  7  7  13 — 41
First quarter
G/C: Carter Gavin 11 run (Sam Attianese kick)
E: Cain 1 run (kick failed)
G/C: Jackson Rome 42 run (Attianese kick)
Second quarter
G/C: Sam Attianese 1 run (Attianese kick)
Third quarter
G/C: Attianese 65 pass from Rome (Attianese kick)
Fourth quarter
G/C: Rome 10 run (kick fails)
E: Schneider 1 run (Lesile run)
G/C: Attianese 42 run (Attianese kick)
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Granby/Canton – Jackson Rome 9-85; Sam Attianese 7-54, Carter Gavin 4-17
PASSING: Granby/Canton – Jackson Rome 10-14-0, 208
RECEIVING: Granby/Canton – Attianese 5-165, Colin Mackin 3-33
INTERCEPTIONS: Attianese (G/C), Nathan Biega (G/C) 1-36; FUMBLE RECOVERY: Malik Brown-Smith (G/C)

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