GRANBY, Nov. 22 – Granby High sophomore Samuel Attianese has gotten in some snaps at quarterback in practice this fall and a few snaps scattered throughout the season. It wasn’t enough for him to consider himself a quarterback.
Attianese came in at quarterback in Wednesday night’s Thanksgiving Eve game with Canton after starter Jackson Rome got hurt in the first series of the game. Afterwards, Attianese was asked if he had played quarterback before. “Never played before,” he stated.
Attianese fit right in. He scored three touchdowns in relief of Rome to help the Bears come from behind and beat Canton for the third straight year, 19-8, to win the old red milk jug and finish the season with a victory.
“Sam is our do it all guy,” Granby coach Erik Shortell said. “He is our leader on defense. On offense, he plays wing back and slot receiver. He stepped up and clearly got the job done today.”Continue Reading