MITEY MITE JR
FAIRFIELD 13 – BRIDGEPORT 12
The Fairfield Giant’s Mitey Mites Juniors hosted the Bridgeport Raiders last Saturday at Sullivan field and capped week five with a “push them back and hold them” fourth quarter finish for a Giant’s 13-12 victory, breaking the Raiders recent string of wins. “Defensively everyone showed up when it counted and having all of our boys contribute made the difference this week” said assistant coach Matt Kane. Special defensive call outs to Nolan Childers, Ryan Faris and Trevor Scholz and rounding out our solid defensive line efforts were Deuce Barnaby and Jack Balsano. MVP efforts from Jack Ransome with several key down-field tackles that helped keep the Raiders out of the red zone.
Scholz, Barnaby and Balsano also contributed on offense with key blocks helping Cooper Anderson rush for our first touchdown followed by Tyler Bartlett’s extra point conversion to give the Giant’s an early 7-0 lead. The Raiders would rush for 2 TDs, but the Giant’s defense prevented both extra point attempts. Anderson pushed and carried 4 Raider defensive players 30 yards downfield to set up Sean O’Neil’s 15 yard TD run to give the Giant’s the lead and the game winning touchdown. The Giant’s are 2-2-1 with a 2-0 preseason, heading into homecoming week 6 as the Giant’s host the Milford Eagles at 9 a.m.
MITEY MITE SR
FAIRFIELD 0 - STRATFORD 27
The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mite Sr.’s suffered a loss to the Stratford Redskins 27-0. The Redskins stifling defense swarmed all over the field throughout the day. The Giants mustered up a total of 4 first downs the entire game on the offensive side of the ball. On defense, the Giants just could not find an answer for the Stratford overpowering offense. Fairfield played tough for 4 quarters, bringing all they had against the much more experienced Redskins team. “The kids love being on the field”, said head coach Johnny Vasquez. “It’s a tough game, once it all clicks for them, they will be a tough team to beat”. Defensive standouts were Maximillian Spies, Rahul Yaganti, Dylan Walton and Thomas Kramer. The schedule lightens up a bit as the Giants will take on the Eagles of Milford next Sunday at Sullivan Field.
JR PEE WEE
FAIRFIELD 41 - DERBY 0
The Fairfield Giants Jr Pee Wee team has seem to have found their swagger and are building momentum as the season progresses. The Giants marched into Derby on Saturday to take on the Red Raiders. The matchup proved to be too much for the young Derby team to handle. The Red Raider took the opening kickoff and gave up possession on the first play of the game when (CB) Mike Innaimo intercepted a Derby pass on the 50 yd line. On the very next offensive play for the Giants, (RB) Tommy O’Connell blasted off tackle for a long 50 yd TD run. Offensive power and Defensive toughness remained the story for the rest of the day! (RB) Luke Martucci ran for two TD’s, a 45 yd run and a 38 yd run. (RB) AJ Montgomery also ran for two TD’s, a 41 yd run and a 28 yd run. Finally, ending the scoring explosion was (FB) Brendan Dunleavy, who shot up the middle on a quick dive, busting through the Derby defense, for an 80 yd TD run. Defensively, the Giants did not give up a first down all day. Game standouts were (QB) Terence Falvey, (OLB) Finn Donelan, Alex Joliet, Hank Hackett, Gavin Toth, and Grady Bartlett. The Giants will be put to the test once again next week, as Division 1 rival Bridgeport Raiders visit Sullivan Field, Home of the Fairfield Giants for 47 years!
FAIRFIELD 26 - WATERBURY 0
The Pee Wee team continued its winning ways by defeating Waterbury, a good Division 1 team. They scored early and often and dominated in all facets of the game. Jeff Meyers made a terrific catch on a pass from quarterback Owen Cirilli to open the scoring in the first quarter. Following an Aidan Wykoff interception, Finn Duran took the handoff and bolted down the sideline for a 33 yard score. Kristo Boci’s PAT was good and the Giants were up 14-0 at the half. Wykoff made it 20-0 when he blasted his way through a huge hole for a 40 yard score. Henry Houghton, who anchors the Giants defense, scooped up a loose ball and fought his way to the one yard line. He took the ensuing handoff into the endzone for the game’s final score. The Giants hope to improve their record to 5-1 when they travel to Milford on Saturday.
FAIRFIELD 34 – HANDEN 6
The Fairfield Giant Jr. Midgets traveled north on Sunday to face the Hamden Hurricanes. The Giants opened up on the first drive with a 30 yard TD run by Ian Bartlett. Hurricanes answered with a long quarterback keeper for a touchdown tieing the game. The Giants stormed back with 20 yard run by Ian Bartlett to set up a 12 yard touchdown run by Phillip Pasmeg. The first quarter came to a close with the Giants stopped Hamden from advancing with terrific tackling by TJ Walton and Phillip Pasmeg. With the start of the second quarter, the Giants mounted and offensive campaign. Beginning at their own 25 yard line,the Giant pounded the ball up the field. Johnny Blatt blasted through the line on a 20 yard run that set up Phillip Pasmeg’s 18 yard touchdown run. The defensive battle was led by Nick Loris, Olle Kooiman, Kyle Tursi, Pappy Falvey, Jack Bigonette, Jarrett Toth. The second half began with a Giant fumble recovery of the season by Phillip Pasmeg. Sam Keresey’s qb scramble for 18 yards set up a beautiful 45 yard touchdown run by Ian Bartlett supported by great blocking by Gage Dias, Kyle Tursi, and Andrew Marciello. The Giants continued to keep the defensive pressure on high by hurrying the quarterback, sacks and great pass protection resulting in a Hamden punting to Fairfield to start the fourth quarter. Jack Bigonette ran for a 25 yard punt return putting the Giants in scoring position. Hamden held mightily forcing the Giants to turn over on downs. On first play of Hamden’s drive, Robbie DuToit deflected their pass allowing Sam Keresey to intercept and return the ball for 12 yards. Phillip Pasmeg pounded the ball in for the final touchdown of the game.