Panther football team members received good luck wishes from students at Ellsworth Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 18 after the send-off pep fest. Photo by Sarah Nigbor

Max Grand's uncle Steve Albarado and family were at East End Park Thursday, Nov. 18 to send off the football team on their way to Madison. It's tradition for teams heading to state to stop at the park on their way out of town, where family and friends give them support. Photo by Sarah Nigbor

Ellsworth High School students, staff, friends and family packed the gym at 8 a.m. Thursday to send the Ellsworth Panthers football team to state. Photo by Sarah Nigbor

November 23, 2021