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The Fairfield Giants youth football program posted a pair of victories this past weekend.
The Fairfield Giant’s Mitey Mites Juniors played host to the Milford Eagles last Sunday morning at Sullivan Field and capped week six with a 13-7 loss.
The first half was a back-and-forth defensive battle and scoreless until the final moments, when the Eagles broke an 80-yard sweep for the touchdown.
The Giants answered back opening the second half with a key 30-yard run by Sean O’Neil, which set up a Rogan Kane touchdown and a Tyler Bartlett extra point bringing the game to even at 7-7 where it remained for most of the second half.
Fullback Charley Moore carried the ball for additional key yardage, but the game remained a defensive battle until Milford staged its second power sweep for the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Defensive efforts were led by Joe Macri, Mathew Mitchell and Parker Pasmeg.
The Giant’s are 2-3-1 heading into Homecoming week seven, as the Giant’s host the Stratford Redskins at 4 p.m.
Milford 34, Fairfield 0
The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mites Seniors suffered a tough loss, after Milford scored early tested the Giants defense for the remainder of the game.
The Giants defense was led with all-effort  play from Jack Melbourne, Anwar Sally, Thomas Kramer, Sean Donohue, Jamie Capposella and Mathew Selca.
On the offensive side of the ball, the game was a different story for the Giants. Turnovers and injuries hindered the offense from mounting any sustainable scoring drives.
The Eagles stifling defense swarmed all over the field throughout the day.
Fairfield 32, Bridgeport 0
The Giants Jr. Pee Wee’s posted their third shutout in six games, not allowing a first down all game vs D1 rival Bridgeport Raiders.
The Raiders rolled into Sullivan Field Sunday riding a three-game win streak. Unfortunately, for the silver and black, they ran head on into a buzz saw.
Fairfield set the tone within the first two plays of the game. Bridgeport took the opening kickoff back to the 50-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, the Giants’ Brendan Dunleavy, Finn Donelan and Charlie Wilcox collapsed a power sweep play, jarring the ball loose. Donelan recovered.
On the change of possession, Fairfield quarterback Nick Morris saw a hole in the Bridgeport defense, callied an audible to a keeper, and sprinted 46 yards through the defense untouched.
The Giants went on to score three more times in the first half, and then again in the second half.
Fairfield’s offense was led by the big boys up front opening massive holes for all six running backs.
Michael Innaimo had scores from 5 and 15 yards out. Tommy O’Connell and Brendan Dunleavy each scored on runs and also racked up two PAT attempts each.
Defensively, Peter Strang, Gavin Toth, Griffin Harding and Grady Bartlett played a coordinated effort to shut down the explosive Raiders offense.
Game standouts include Alex Lynch, Hank Hackett, Luke Martucci, Dylan Fragomeni and Aaron Sepot.
The Giants take on West Haven next week in a another big divisional matchup.
Fairfield 35, Milford 6
The Pee Wee team rolled to its fifth win of the season by defeating Milford, on the road.
The Giants had five different players score, showing off the multitude of offensive weapons the team possesses.
Finn Duran got things going on the Giant’s first possession by eluding would-be tacklers and racing down the sidelines for the score.
Kristo Boci, who was two-for-two on PAT kicks, made the score 8-0.
Aidan Wykoff dodged defenders and blasted his way up the middle for the next score.
The Giants have become adept at executing the onside kick, which led to their next touchdown.
Following the recovery, they wasted little time in getting the ball into Sam Roberto’s hands.  He took the handoff into the end zone, putting the game completely out of reach for Milford.
The second half was more of the same, as Milford could not stop the Fairfield offense.
Hayden Beiser led the Giant’s downfield with a combination of runs and a great pass completion to Brian Kiremidjian.
Owen Sherman completed the drive, as he powered his way into the end zone for the fourth touchdown of the afternoon.
Peter Schwartz closed out the scoring with a nice run up the middle for his first touchdown of the season.
Fairfield’s defense was strong all afternoon,  as it allowed just one score and had several take-aways.
Boci recovered a fumble and both Seamus Malloy (who also ran in a PAT) and Kiremidjian had interceptions.
Jake Simonelli and Brandon Moutinho played well and also contributed positive yardage on offense with nice runs.
Next up for the Giants is a home contest against Amity on Sunday at Sullivan Field.
Milford 6, Fairfield 0
The Junior Midgets battled to the end, falling short in Milford.
The two equally-matched squads put on a defensive showcase, which saw only six points earned early in the first quarter.
The Giants defense, led by Philip Pasmeg, Johnny Blatt, and Eric Pierpont came up big drive-after-drive stalling the versatile offense attack of their opponents.
The Jr. Midget squad will by hosting Amity at its Homecoming day game this coming Sunday afternoon, at 2 p.m.

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