Another Sullivan Bowl hit parade for Giants

The Fairfield Giants won 4-of-5 games in its annual Sullivan Bowl extravaganza.

The Fairfield Giants won 4-of-5 games in its annual Sullivan Bowl extravaganza.

Fairfield Giants Youth Football Program opened its 2013 season by going 4-1 in the 42nd annual Sullivan Bowl on Aug. 23-24.
Playing in front of a large crowd on both Friday night at Ludlowe High School and all day Saturday at Sullivan Field, the Giants concluded their pre-season workouts and scrimmages winning 4-out-of-5 games played.
The program will open their regular season this weekend at Sullivan Field, home of the Fairfield Giants for 47 years, with a game with Derby.
Mitey Mite Juniors 21,
Naugatuck 0
The Mitey Mites Juniors finished a very successful pre-season by posting their second win on Saturday.
Head Coach Erik Anderson was pleased with the pre-season progress the team is making and noted the fact that the kids are having a lot of fun learning to play organized football at the Pop Warner level.
A strong offensive-line effort led the way for three Giants touchdowns on Saturday morning.
Starting back Tyler Bartlett ran for two touchdowns, followed by Harrison Spangler with a touchdown and three rushing extra points.
Cooper Anderson also ran for long yardage and had one reception, as quarterback Rogan Kane threw one completed pass out of three for 30 yards.
The Giant’s defensive effort mirrored the offensive effort, allowing a total of 46 overall yards.
The strong defensive efforts was led by Joe Marci, Parker Pasmeg and Matthew Mitchell, with all team players contributing on both offense and defense.
Seymour Mitey Mite Srs. 13, Fairfield 6
The 2013 Mitey Mite Senior team lost a hard-fought defensive battle to the Seymour Tigers at Saturday’s Sullivan Bowl.
Seymour took the opening drive 55 yards and converted the PAT for 7-0 lead.
The defensive battle would then take form, rendering the second quarter scoreless.
Fairfield’s Dante Bailey took the second half kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-6.
Seymour added a late score in the fourth quarter.
Giants’ standouts were, RB/LB Jack Melbourne, QB Jason Vasquez, RB/LB Thomas Kramer, OL/DL Beau Dehler, and RB Jaden Cherry.
Jr. Pee Wee 20, Seymour 6
The Giants Jr Pee Wee team defeated the Seymour Tigers in front of a packed house Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field.
Preseason conditioning, hard work, and playbook class time resulted in a great all-around team performance.
The offensive teams moved the ball well, and the defense proved to be very strong with plenty of room to grow on both sides of the ball.
The Giants struck first, five minutes into the first quarter, when Michael Innaimo took a handoff from Nicholas Morris off tackle into the end zone from five yards out.
Fairfield struck again in the second period on a 60-yard sweep and Peter Strang’s two-point conversion kick.
Seymour hit a 70-yard pass for the only score in the third quarter, and the Giants responded with a 65-yard scoring drive capped by a 10-yard run by Innaimo.
Local standouts were RB/LB Finn Donelan, RB/LB Griffin Harding, C Owen Miller, RB/DE Brendan Dunleavy, OL Hank Hackett and TE Gavin Toth.
Pee Wee  6-0, Seymour 0
Fairfield Pee Wee division was able to hold a tough Seymour team to no scores.
Fairfield, which received the ball first, was able to launch a long drive down the field, capped off by a six-yard touchdown run by Aiden Wykoff.
The game was slugfest thereafter with each defense getting more and more stingy as the game went one.
Fairfield Pee Wees start s its season this Sunday at 12 p.m. at Sullivan Field against Milford team.
Jr. Midgets 14, Naugatuck 12
Power running and defense enabled the Junior Midgets to capture victory in the Sullivan Bowl on Friday evening at Taft Field.
After taking the opening kickoff from their own 40, the Giant controlled the line of scrimmage and rolled down field to open the scoring on their first offensive drive.
A defensive battled ensued for the majority of the first half, until the third quarter when Naugatuck got on the board but failed to convert on the extra point to make the score 7-6 for the home team.
Early in the fourth quarter, Fairfield continued its dominance in the trenches and engineered another drive which was capped by a 15-yard dash around the end for its second score of the game.
After a successful point-after conversion, the Giants held a 14-6 lead.
Buoyed by a four-play goal line stand late in the fourth, and despite another scoring drive by Naugy, the Giants defense shut down its opponent when it matter most preserving the team’s first win of the season, 14-12.
The Giants will face Naugatuck again this coming Sunday in the league’s opening week of play.

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