Ellis R. Norton
Norton served as a bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-1945 earning the rank of Second Lieutenant.
Elly was an acclaimed five-sport athlete at Bemus Point High earning multiple letters in baseball, basketball, football, volleyball and golf. He was the captain and best athlete on “Pointer” team that won several league titles and All-Star honors for himself.
Stuart C. Maguire, sports editor of the Jamestown Post-Journal, called Norton the “Red Grange” of six-man football in Chautauqua County. “He has everything the game requires, being a fine ball-carrier, passer, receiver and kicker. In the six-man game, a back must be expert in catching as well as receiving passes. They haven’t found one yet who can throw and catch the ball on the same play, but Norton comes close to that proficiency. Yea, he’s that good,” wrote Maguire.
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