FAIRFIELD GIANTS POST WINS IN WEEK 4 ACTION
MMJR Fairfield 12 West Haven 12
The Fairfield Giant’s Mitey Mites traveled to West Haven last Saturday and staged an epic defensive battle late in the fourth quarter with the score tied 12-12 and the Seahawks set up first and goal on the Giant’s 6 yard line. Our boys stacked hands, dug deep and gave it their all to hold the line against a much larger and far deeper bench of Seahawk players. All starting defensive players earned the game ball that morning as the Giants tied the Seahawks 12-12 to cap another thrilling week of football. “The Giants defense has held the line all season allowing just 7 points per game while the offense is posting 23 points per game, but watching the kids develop as a team and playing with such determination trumps any statistic, that’s the win” remarked assistant coach Eli Reynolds.
Defensive efforts were once again led by Joe Macri with excellent efforts from Rogan Kane, Jack Ransome, Matty Mitchell and Tyler Bartlett, but the entire defensive effort is worth mentioning. Posting points on offense were Cooper Anderson whose 3 consecutive quick blasts up the middle produced 6 points and gave the Giants an early 6-0 lead while Rogan Kane’s TD run helped tie the game in the fourth quarter. Notable offensive line efforts from Parker Pasmeg and Andrew Reynolds, while Tyler Bartlett and Sean O’Neil contributed with commendable rushing yards. Bridgeport Raiders are on tap for week 5 at Sullivan field at 1 PM.
MMSR Fairfield 0 West Haven 13
The Fairfield Giants MMSR suffered a tough loss to the West Haven Seahawks 13 - 0. West Haven scored early and quick but the Giants defense held steadfast for the remainder of the game. After two quick score in the first quarter, Fairfield’s defense settled down and played contain football, stuffing the Seahawk RB’s for the remaining 3 periods. The Giants defense was led with all effort play from Jack Melbourne, Anwar Sally, Thomas Kramer, Sean Donohue, Jamie Capposella & Mathew Selca. On the offensive side of the ball, the game was a different story for the little Giants. Turnovers and injuries hindered the offense from mounting any sustainable scoring drives. “Timing and execution are improving every week for us” said head coach Johnny Vasquez. “They are young players, having fun learning the game. It’s just a matter of time before it all clicks and things come together for the offense”.
JR PEE WEE Fairfield 40 Milford 6
The Giants Jr Pee Wee’s moved back on track in a BIG way last Sunday, posting a 40-6 win over the Eagles of Milford, improving their overall record to 2-2. After two hard fought battles in week 2 and 3 vs top division opponents, the boys of Sullivan field regrouped, made adjustments, and came out fired up, rejuvenated, playing with confidence, and having fun. Fairfield’s defense opened the door for the offense to breakout. Milford totaled just 50 total offensive yards, 2 first downs, and a late score with 30 ticks remaining in the game against Fairfield’s stingy defense. Hard hits and athletic plays, kept the Eagles RB’s at bay for all four quarters. Defensive standouts were Charlie Wilcox, Brendan Dunleavy, Declan O’Hara, Griffin Harding, and Grady Bartlett. Offensively, the Giants exploded for 40 points in an all around team effort. QB Nick Morris opened the scoring on the first offensive drive. Facing a 3rd and 25 after 2 holding penalties, Morris took a QB keeper around the right end and down the sidelines for a 60 yd TD run, the first of two long TD runs on the day for Morris. RB’s Luke Martucci, AJ Montgomery, and Michael Innaimo (2) would all add scores with yard grinding runs and eye popping cutbacks, leaving Eagle defenders tackling nothing but air! Offensive standouts were (RB) Thomas O’Connell, (QB) Terrence Falvey, Tim Walton, Luke Oligino, Hank Hackett, Owen Miller, Jimmy + Sean Mockler. Fairfield’s hopes to build on this week’s success when they head into Derby next weekend to take on the mighty Red Raiders!
PEE WEE Fairfield 20 West Haven 6
The Pee Wee team improved their record to 3-1, with a tremendous team effort, defeating division rival West Haven on the road, 20-7.
The Giant’s offensive unit orchestrated several clock killing drives, keeping the Sea Hawk’s offense on the sidelines for the majority of the first half.
Fairfield scored on the opening drive of the game when Finn Duran scampered into the end zone behind great blocks from the offensive line. The Giants found the end zone again as Owen Cirilli connected with Aidan Wykoff for a 25 yard touchdown. Kristo Boci drilled the PAT kick straight through the
uprights and Fairfield went into halftime up 14-0. West Haven came out strong in the second half, scoring on their opening possession, cutting the lead to 14-7. With time running out in the third quarter, the Sea Hawks threatened again, pushing their way to the 2 yard line. The Giants made a quick defensive adjustment, forced a fumble and turned the Sea Hawks away empty handed. Fairfield took over and mounted a tremendous 98 yard, 17 play, 7:30 minute scoring drive with Owen Cirilli scoring on a keeper. On the ensuing kickoff, Sam Roberto alertly smothered Brian Kiremidjian’s perfectly executed on-side kick to seal the victory for the Giants. Fairfield’s next contest is against the Waterbury Patriots on Saturday, at Sullivan Field.
Fairfield Giants Jr. Midgets Fall to West Haven 35-0
It was a hard fought, physical contest this past Saturday at Ray Tellier Field when the West Haven Seahawks awaited the Fairfield Giants. Leveraging their size advantage to frustrate the Giants throughout the contest, the Seahawks engineered the games first four scoring drives of the game, taking a 29-0 lead into halftime. But the Giants came out with great resolve in the second half, continuing the battle which was evident by their defensive play in the second half. Hampered by injuries, the Giants offense was held scoreless for the first time all season. The Giants fall to 1-3 after the loss, and hope to get back on track next week when they travel into Milford to do battle with the Eagles.