Fairfield Pee Wees earn state championship

Next up for the Pee Wee’s is the New England Regional semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. at Cranston Stadium in Cranston (R.I.).

Next up for the Pee Wee’s is the New England Regional semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. at Cranston Stadium in Cranston (R.I.).

The Fairfield Giants Pee Wee football team captured the Pop Warner state championship with a 19-0 victory over the New Fairfield Falcons in Southbury on Sunday, Nov. 16.
It is only the fourth state football title in the last 40 years — and the first one since 2009 for the Fairfield Giants Youth Football Program. Previous wins were in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
After winning the coin toss and electing to receive, Kyle Stevenson returned the opening kickoff back to the Falcons’ 40-yard line, setting the tone for the day.
Four plays later, quarterback Nick Morris broke free with an impressive 20-yard run for the score. The PAT missed.
On the Giants’ second possession, Morris hit Stevenson for a 25-yard touchdown strike to make the score 12-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The score remained the same at the half, as things settled in for both teams.
Fairfield punched in another score to start the third quarter when Morris took a  keeper off tackle and in for the touchdown. Tommy O’Connell made the PAT to take the score to 19-0.
The Giants threatened again in the fourth quarter, but were stuffed deep in the red zone on two separate attempts.
The Giants’ stonewall defense, led by middle linebacker Charlie Wilcox, allowed only two first downs to the Falcons.
New Fairfield had no answer to the swarming maroon-black-and white defenders.
It was Fairfield’s third consecutive sutout in the post season.
Defensive linemen Peter Strang, Freddy Capossela, Dylan Fragomeni and Grady Barlett plugged any and all running lanes against the Falcons.
Outstanding blocking allowed the Giants’ running backs to run free all game. Standouts were Griffin Harding, Robert D’Elia, Max Spies, Declan O’Hara, Luke Martucci and Grady Golier.
Next up for the Pee Wee’s is the New England Regional semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. at Cranston Stadium in Cranston (R.I.).

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