6th Grade Wildcats Fairfield County Football League Champions
The Fairfield Wildcats 6th grade squad overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit and tallied 2 scores in the 2nd half to capture the title from Darien White at Darien HS on Saturday afternoon. The Cats started off in the hole with 2 turnovers on their first 4 plays, the 2nd which yielded Darien’s only score of the day. The Cats drove the ball into Darien territory late in the 3rd and were faced with a 4th and 11 at the Darien 38. QB David Summers tossed to his right to Brian Howell, who capitalized on a crushing block by Jesse Lawson that caved the corner and set Howell loose on his first of two 2nd half scores. The point after came up short and the host team led by 1. The defense, led by the front six of Sean Fuller, PJ Egan, Jaden Sneed, Griffin Forberg and veteran defensive tackles Justin Coudert and Danny Russell, turned the ball back over to the offense with just over 5 minutes to play and 79 yards from victory. Quickly faced with a 4th and 1 on their own 30, the Cats went for it on 4th and continued the drive by just inches on a QB sneak by Summers. Faced with another 4th and 2 just 3 plays later, Howell went to the corner and Lawson cleared the way once more as Howell went for 20 yards and the duo repeated the same combo a few plays later for a 15 yard score and the lead at 12-7. The PAT was complete when Will Stearns sealed the corner on a reverse and Aiden Wykoff went untouched into the end zone to make it 14 with under a minute to play. The Cats closed it out and celebrated the Wildcat’s 2nd straight 6th grade title. The Cats celebrated a great season in which they finished the 10-1.
7th Grade Wildcats Take Runner Up in Championship Game
The 7th grade Wildcats lost a hard fought battle to Wilton Blue Sunday night in the Fairfield County Football League championship game. These two rivals were the top seeds in the playoffs and the first half was an evenly matched defensive battle as expected. The Wildcats took the lead in the third quarter when quarterback Matthew Cerminaro rushed it in for at TD on third and goal. Cerminaro then connected with Zach Taylor for the 2-point conversion and an 8-0 lead. The Wildcat’s defense setup the score, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Josh Evans. Clay Zachery, Jack Curtis and Timmy Jacobi continued to run the ball for the Wildcats but they were unable to score again. Strong tackles by Josh Evans, Kris Gjinaj, and Clay Zachery were not enough to stop the Wilton offense in the second half and the game ended with a score of 22-8. The Wildcats finished the season with a 9-2 record, including 6 shutouts.