Ellenburg scores ‘surprise’ touchdown

Prepared with all of his game gear, Zachary Ellenburg is ready to play a game of Upward football.
Prepared with all of his game gear, Zachary Ellenburg is ready to play a game of Upward football. CONTRIBUTED
MADISON – Scoring touchdowns is a big thrill for Zachary Ellenburg, so no one is surprised that flag football and soccer are his two favorite games.
“It is fun to try to score touchdowns, and I like being part of a team,” Zachary said.
Zachary is enrolled in fourth grade at Columbia Elementary School. He participates in Breakout activities at Asbury United Methodist Church.
His parents are Jason and Melanie Ellenburg. Jason works as an electrical engineer for the Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Melanie works at home and frequently volunteers at Columbia elementary.
Zachary’s siblings, who also attend Columbia, are second-grader Claire and kindergartners Sophie and Piper. The Ellenburg family moved to Madison in 2008 so the children could attend school in the Madison district and live closer to their church.
Q&A
Q: At what restaurants do you enjoy eating?
A: Logan’s Roadhouse.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Pizza.
Q: What are your favorite sports teams?
A: In football, Zachary cheers for the Clemson University Tigers and Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: “Zachary was playing running back for his flag football team. His team had the ball and ran a play, but the quarterback forgot what to do,” Jason said. “The quarterback just handed the ball to Zachary, and Zachary ran as fast as he could and scored a touchdown!”
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Zachary enjoys playing video games, especially Super Mario 3D World and Minecraft.

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