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Ellsworth shows off its Panther pride!

Sophomore linebacker Griffin Blomberg of the Ellsworth football team makes a sliding tackle on Catholic Memorial wide receiver Jimmy Sheahan in the state title game. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

Ellsworth senior quarterback Jack Janke rolls out of the pocket and looks for an open receiver downfield during the state championship game against Catholic Memorial. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

(L-R): Senior Ellsworth quarterback Jack Janke, senior wide receiver Ashten Quade, and senior offensive lineman Michael Flynn smile and clap as head coach Rob Heller hands out their state runner-up medals. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

Ashten Quade stands before the Ellsworth players and coaches a few minutes after losing the title game. Quade spoke about how much he loves the team and how proud he is of Ellsworth. Photo by John McLoone

Ellsworth junior running back Jurell Gooden smiles and shows the peace sign as he enters the gym during the Panthers’ Welcome Home gathering at the high school gym in Ellsworth. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

Ellsworth Panthers head coach Rob Heller speaks at the Ellsworth Welcome Home gathering in the high school gym on Friday, Nov. 19, the day after the state championship game. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

Ellsworth running back Max Grand comes into the gym for the first time after getting back from the state championship game in Madison. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

Although it was essentially a four-hour drive, Ellsworth had no shortage of fans at the state championship game. Every time Ellsworth got a first down, the crowd would erupt with roaring applause and cheers. Photo by Reagan Hoverman

November 23, 2021