Fairfield Giants keep winning

Luke Martucci runs for the first of his two touchdowns on the day, helped by the blocking of #33 Sean Mockler and #22 Jimmy Mockler.

Luke Martucci runs for the first of his two touchdowns on the day, helped by the blocking of #33 Sean Mockler and #22 Jimmy Mockler.

The Fairfield Giants continued their winning ways by taking 4-of-5 games this past weekend.
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 strong  fourth-quarter finish, 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,” assistant coach Matt Kane said.
The Giants’ defense was led by Nolan Childers, Ryan Faris, Trevor Scholz, Deuce Barnaby, Jack Balsano and Jack Ransome.
Scholz, Barnaby and Balsano also contributed on offense with key blocks helping Cooper Anderson rush for Fairfield’s first touchdown, followed by Tyler Bartlett’s extra-point conversion for an early 7-0 lead.
The Raiders rushed for two touchdowns, but the defense prevented both extra-point attempts.
Anderson pushed and carried four defensive players 30 yards downfield to set up Sean O’Neil’s 15-yard touchdown run to give the Giants the lead.
The Giants are 2-2-1 heading into Homecoming week six when they host the Milford Eagles at 9 a.m.
Stratford 27, Fairfield 0
The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mite Seniors suffered a loss to the Stratford Redskins, whose stifling defense swarmed all over the field throughout the day.
The Giants mustered up a total of four first downs the entire game.
On defense, the Giants just could not find an answer for the Stratford overpowering offense. Fairfield played tough for four 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 Giants will take on the Eagles of Milford Sunday at Sullivan Field.
Fairfield 41, Derby 0
The Fairfield Giants Jr Pee Wee team has found its swagger and is 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 Mike Innaimo intercepted a pass on the 50-yard line.
On the very next offensive play for the Giants, Tommy O’Connell blasted off tackle the 50-yard score.
Offensive power and defensive toughness remained the story for the rest of the day.
Luke Martucci ran for two touchdowns, from 45 and 38 yards out.
AJ Montgomery also ran for two touchdowns, a 41-yarder and a 28-yarder.
Ending the scoring explosion was Brendan Dunleavy, who shot up the middle on a quick dive before busting through the Derby defense for an  80-yard score.
Defensively, the Giants did not give up a first down all day.
Game standouts were Terence Falvey, 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 I rival Bridgeport Raiders visits Sullivan Field.
Fairfield 26, Waterbury 0
The Pee Wee team continued its winning ways by defeating Waterbury, a good Division I 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 1-yard line.
He took the next handoff into the end zone 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, Hamden 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 touchdown run by Ian Bartlett.
The Hurricanes answered with a long quarterback keeper for a touchdown tying the game.
The Giants stormed back with 20-yard run by Bartlett to set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Phillip Pasmeg.
The first quarter came to a close with the Giants stopping Hamden from advancing with terrific tackling by TJ Walton and Phillip Pasmeg.
With the start of the second quarter, the Giants mounted an offensive campaign. Beginning at their own 25, the Giant pounded the ball up the field.
Johnny Blatt blasted through the line on a 20 yard run that set up Pasmeg’s 18-yard touchdown run.
The defensive battle was led by Nick Loris, Olle Kooiman, Kyle Tursi,  Pappy Falvey, Jack Bigonette and Jarrett Toth.
The second half began with a fumble recovery  by Pasmeg.
Sam Keresey’s scramble  for 18 yards set up a beautiful 45-yard touchdown run by Bartlett, supported by great blocking by Gage Dias, 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 Hamden punting to Fairfield to start the fourth quarter.
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 the first play of Hamden’s drive, Robbie DuToit deflected their pass allowing Keresey to intercept and return the ball for 12 yards.
Then, Pasmeg pounded the ball in for the final touchdown of the game.

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