Fairfield Wildcats Week 7 Highlights

Weekly Round Up of Fairfield Wildcats Youth Football League

8th Grade Wildcats Take Down Ridgefield

The 8th grade Wildcats improved to 5-2 this past Sunday with a 41-22 win over Ridgefield.  Grant Carnemark and Justin Collier combined for over 350 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns for Fairfield. Those eye-popping stats were made possible by the incredible blocking of the Wildcat offensive line and receivers led by Wes Price, John Guimento, Will Mitola, James Thornton, George DeCou, Ben Townshend, Owen Buhrendorf, Conner Devaney, Dylan Martin and Austin Geiling.

Fairfield’s swarming defense stifled Ridgefield.  Geiling, Mike Piroli, Jake Pappas, Josh Smith, Jaylen Jennett, Dan Perez, Sam Collier and John Cassette consistently got to the quarterback and shut down the run. JP Haley, Brian Gannon, Ryan Sullivan, Ryan Devaney, Sean Close and Ben Ehlers were the definition of shutdown, letting nothing past them in the flats or secondary, frustrating Ridgefield’s backs and receivers all game long.  The 8th grade team finishes up their regular season on Saturday morning at 10:30 at PJ Romano field.   

7th  Grade Wildcats Shutout Westport 12-0

The 7th grade Wildcats improved to 6-1 winning a hard fought defensive battle with Westport 12-0 on Sunday.  The Wildcats defense produced their 3rd shutout of the season and cemented the victory with a big goal line stand in the second half with the game still on the line.  The Wildcat offense controlled the line of scrimmage all day behind strong blocking from Josh Evans, Clay Zachery, Joey Turner, Jack Kovaleski and Colin Browne.  Matthew Cerminaro and Jack Curtis broke off several long runs and Timmy Jacobi scored 2 TDs.  The Wildcats close out the regular season versus New Canaan next Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

 6th Grade Wildcats Beat Westport, Remain Undefeated

The 6th grade team started the game ablaze with a 7 play 60 yard drive that saw runs of 10 plus yards by Jesse Lawson, Aiden Wykoff and Brian Howell.  The drive was capped off by a Howell fake reverse scamper to pay dirt from 9 yards out. David Summers ran up the gut behind Lawson and Howell for the PAT. The Cats defense turned up the heat behind the play of DJ Meyer, Joey Gjinaij, Jack Bowden, Colin Wilson and Jack Howard. The Cats then orchestrated an 80-yard drive which covered 40 yards in the air with strikes from Summers to Will Stearns and PJ Egan. Kevin Quinn covered nearly 20 yards on two carries and Summers sealed the drive with a 25 yard screen pass to Lawson to go up 13-0. The Cats sustained yet another productive drive in the 3rd quarter behind the blocks of Sean Fuller, Jack Palmeri and Ryan Hummerstone, and runs from Brendan Larson, Quinn and Howell from the Quarterback position. Knocking at the Westport door, the cats fumbled the ball into the end zone and Zach Michaels fell on the ball for the 3rd score of the day. Declan O’Donnell took a big hit and held on to a back corner pass from Summers for the conversion.  Westport scored late in the 4th to cut the lead to one score and turned Fairfield over again with a few minutes to play. Danny Russell, Jayden Sneed, Griffin Forberg and the rest of the Cats stifling Red defensive turned them over again by causing a fumble on 3rd down. The Wildcats ended the game with a 20-14 win and a 7-0 record.

5th Grade Comeback Falls Short 

After spotting Westport North a three touchdown lead, the 5th grade Wildcats came roaring back with touchdowns on their last two possessions.  But time ran out on their comeback and the team lost 20-13 last Sunday at Warde High School.

Following a shaky start, the defense lead by Griffin Gallati and Tristan Breheny stiffened in the second half.  Deaglan O'Donnell, Alex Bow and Mason Lake provided some nice offensive blocking up the middle in the first half.  Quaterback Joey Gulbin completed short passes to Keegan MacMahan early and then a nice toss to wingback Conner O'Neill in the right flat aided by a timely open field block by Brodie Hopkinson to spring him for 60 yards and the Wildcats first score.  On their next possession, Ben Pulsifer sprinted down the sidelines off the reverse for 65 yards for the Wildcats final touchdown.

4th Grade Wildcats Defeated By Westport

The 4th grade Wildcats lost a hard fought battle with Westport this weekend 7-0.  Quarterback Andrew Conklin threw for over 100 yards highlighted by long pass plays to wide receiver Jack Morison for 30 yards and tight end Dylan Igram for  60 yards.  The defense held strong for most of the afternoon with strong efforts from linebacker Jake Fratarcangeli, defensive tackle Jack Gremse, defensive end Harry Chandler, and defensive tackle William Smalley.  Fairfield will play Norwalk next Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ludlowe High school.  

3rd Grade Wildcats Blank Westport

The 3rd grade team took on the Westport Wreckers in what would be considered a homecoming game as it was their last home game of the regular season.  Fairfield counted on Harrison Keith early in the game to get the offense going as he had well over 100 yards rushing on the day and two touchdowns. Defense lead by Casey Woodfine and Jack Reilling limited the Wreckers to very few first downs giving the Wildcats more opportunities on offense. The half closed at 12-0.   In the second half the offense would rely on quarterback Jack Reilling who was firing on all cylinderand connecting with multiple targets, including Andre Meade, Pauld Sussman and Tyler Lampley.   Lampley would go on to score in the third quarter followed up by a 2-point conversion to Brayden Mazzoni. The Wildcats took the lead 20-0 and closed out the final home game with a 2-game winning streak. The Wildcats take on Ridgefield next.



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