Fairfield defeats Milford in key Pop Warner games

The Fairfield Giants Junior Midget Division football team improved to 7-0 on the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner season with a 28-16 win over unbeaten Milford the weekend og Oct. 10-11. The Milford Eagles had outscored their opponents 202-60.
Fairfield struck first when Finn Duran scooped up a Milford fumble, stripped loose by Brandon Moutinho, and ran it into the end zone on Milford’s first possession. Brian Kiremidjian was good with the PAT and Fairfield led 8-0.
Milford would counter with a score of its own, but the half would end with the score knotted at 8 after Fairfield stopped a Milford drive on the 1-yard line as time expired.
Milford received the kick-off to open the second half and orchestrated a 14-play, clock-eating drive only to be denied by the Giants.
Fairfield took over and never looked back. Big runs by Henry Houghton, Owen Sherman and Duran got the ball down to the Milford 3-yard line. The drive culminated as Moutinho blasted his way into the end zone for the go-ahead score.
The Eagles took over, but fumbled on two consecutive possessions.Hayden Beiser recovered both fumbles and on the ensuing plays, handed off to Duran, who scored with runs of 20 and 10 yards to seal the victory for the Giants.
Fairfield will face Naugatuck at home next week in its final regular season game.
Pee Wee
The Giants Pee Wee team exchanged blows with the Milford Eagles on Sunday afternoon at Jonathan Law, winning a 32-26 decision to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Nick Morris opened the game with 45-yard run off tackle and in for the score on just the second play from scrimmage.
Milford would not have any part of a Giants celebration. The methodically run Wing T offense had the Giants defense guessing and without answers for the entire first half. Milford would score  three times, putting 20 points on the board.
The Giants’ Tommy O’Connell scored from 5 yards out just prior to halftime, making the score 20-16 Milford at the break.
In the third quarter, Morris hit John Reynolds on a 58-yard touchdown pass, then the PAT the PAT, to take a 24-20 lead.
Milford would start the final quarter on its own 35 before driving 65 yards and chewing up seven minutes off the clock. The Eagles scored on a power sweep taking a 26-24 lead with three minutes remaining.
After a failed onside kick, Fairfield took over on the Eagles 45. With great blocking from Grady Golier, Declan O’Hara, Charlie Wilcox, Owen Miller, Luke Oligino, Robert D’Elia and Anthony Bambus, the Giants offense slashed its way down to the 5-yard line with two minutes remaining.
Mike Innaimo powered off tackle and in for the score. Morris had the point-after, and Fairfield led 32-26 with under a minute to play.
The defense thwarted the Eagles offense ending the game and walking away with a hard-earned victory.
In other action, Milford defeated the Fairfield Junior Pee Wee team 45-0.
The Fairfield Mitey Mite Sr team improved to 3-4 on the season with a 16-0 win over Hamden.
The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mite Jrs upped their mark to 2-4 with a 19-7 victory over Milford. Jon Morris scored all three touchdowns for the Mitey Mites. The offense played very well with great blocking by the o-line and great running for big yardage by Billy Mitchell and Finnbar Malloy. The defense played well and forced a turnover.

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