Junior Gavin Ellis A Presence on The Field And Court For Topsail High Athletics
Our area is dealing with some adversity with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Schools are closed, Sports from the youth recreation to high school are suspended or cancelled. The area school districts are doing a great job making sure our students continue to be educated through Virtual Learning using technology while out of school. Our Area School Boards, our school administrators and our teachers should be commended. The difficult times will come to a end and the kids will return to school and youth sports athletes will return to the field or court.
For the student athlete, the challenges and adjustments that have to be made are even more profound. The multi-sport high school athletes have to find the proper balance between Academics and Sports . Time management is key to be a true student athlete. They spend 10-12 months a year at the high school. Topsail Junior Gavin Ellis, a football and basketball player for the Pirates has met those challenges.
Gavin Ellis put up some impressive in his junior season with the Topsail football team. Ellis a wide receiver for the Pirates has 53 pass receptions totaling 1116 yards. Gavin averaged 93 passing yards per game. At the quarterback position Ellis totaled 150 yards and a touchdown. Gavin was selected to several all area teams in including the Topsail Youth Sports Daily 2019 Area Team. Ellis a conference leader as a wide receiver was named First Team Mideastern 3A/4A All Conference.
After football season Ellis made the move to the basketball court helping the Topsail basketball team to one of the best seasons in recent years. Gavin averaged 7 points a game. He led the Pirates making 52 percent of his shots. Ellis totaled 134 rebounds and led the team with 14 blocked shots. As with football Gavin was named to several Media All Area teams.
Ellis had highlights in football and basketball this season. The “Light Out Touchdown” With the lights out catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Wallis with the lights out. The fact that the touchdown was overturned did not keep the video being very popular on social media in our area as well as nationwide. On the basketball court Gavin made the winning last second shot in a early conference win over Laney.
In the classroom, on the field and on the court Gavin Ellis gets it done!! Ellis is ready to get to work to prepare for his Senior Season!!