Fairfield Giants football

The Fairfield Giants Junior Midgets evened their season record after two games with a 14-12 victory over a very good Newington Knights team. Tight end Charlie Wilcox and quarterback Andrew Loya led Fairfield to its first victory of the young season.

In the second quarter, Loya hit Wilcox on 60-yard touchdown strike knotting the score at 6-6.

On the very next possession, Loya once again hit Wilcox with a 50-yard strike on a crossing pattern.

Wilcox made a spectacular leaping catch over a Newington defender, racing 40 yards down the sideline.

Declan O’Hara hit the two-point conversion making the score 14-6 at the half.

The Knights would score in the third quarter, but the Giants’ strong defense held Newington at bay in the final period.

Pee Wee

Fairfield 28, Newington  0

The Fairfield Giants Pee Wee team improved to 2-0 with a commanding 28-0 victory over the Knights of Newington.

The game was hyped as the ‘Rematch” of last years 2014 SCPW Championship when the Giants shut out the Knights 20-0.

Newington took the opening kickoff and went four-and-out against the stingy Giants defense.

Taking possession on its own 40-yard line, Fairfield came out swinging, scoring on the second play from scrimmage, as quarterback Nick Morris took a sweep and cut back 50 yards for the score.

Tyler Hibberd kicked the two-point conversion making the score 8-0.

On the very next possession, defensive end Jack Gremes had a furious blind-side sack of the Knights quarterback, causing a fumble that was recovered by Fairfield.

The Giants drove 45 yards down to the five, where Mike Innaimo punched in a touchdown (PAT blocked) for a 14-0 lead.

At the start of second quarter, Innaimo had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown making the score 20-0.

Capping of the scoring explosion was Ben Gaffney, who pounded an off-tackle run in for the final touchdown of the day. A Hibberd PAT took the score to 28-0.

Game standouts were Peter Strang, Drew Buckley, Gavin Toth, Grady Gollier, Jamie Caposella, Nick Versea and Conner Gittman.

Jr Pee Wee

Fairfield  32, Newington  6

The JPW1 team took to Newington  and struck hard and fast winning 32-6.

Joey Delia scored two long touchdowns on the Giants  first four offensive plays. Tommy Kramer ran in the extra points.

The offense never slowed down with both Aiden Casey and Jordan Davis  finding the end zone to end the half with a 24-0 lead.

The second half began with Ronny Labrasciano returning the kickoff 45 yards for a touchdown.

Defensive standouts were Sean Donohue, Jack Melbourne, Charlie Dequeljoe, Mac Gleason, Chance de la Garrigue and Anwar Sakly.

Jr Pee Wee2

Fairfield 13, Milford 7

Fairfield Giants JrPW2 defense turned it up a notch and delivered the win at Milford.

Fairfield got on the board first when Rogan Kane hit Patten Royal for a 68-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Sean O’Neill got the PAT.

O’Neill on his second carry of the third quarter ran 44 yards to lift the Giants up, 13-0.

The Eagles scored quickly in the fourth making it 13-7.

Momentum seemed to be on Milford’s side as the kickoff took a bounce, which the Eagles recovered, but Fairfield’s Matthew Mitchell caused a fumble, which Joe Macri recovered.

Milford got the ball again back at its 10-yard line, where Fairfield’s Tyler Fox, Mikey Lau, and Harrison Spangler kept Milford from advancing.

Mitey Mite Sr

Hartford 37, Fairfield 0

The Mitey Mite Sr. team suffered a tough loss this weekend to a very good D1 team in the Hartford Hurricanes.

The Giants offense seemed to have a hard time finding their rhythm. The Hurricane offense overpowered the Giants defense with lighting speed around the ends.

Mitey Mite Jr

Newington  13, Fairfield 12

After the Giants stopped the Knights on their first possession, Jonathan Morris led the first Giant’s drive from the 36 yard line, which ended with Morris scrambling 35 yards for the game’s first touchdown.

The Knights answered in the second quarter to knot the game up at 6 all.

The Giants took control again in their opening drive of the third quarter when Ryan Menozzi found a lane and dashed 70 yards for the score and make it 12-6.

The Giants defense, led by Max Pechman, William Bond, Conrad Burki and Ryan Thompkins, stopped the Knights first possession of the third quarter.

The Knights answered on their next possession and closed out the third quarter ahead 13-12.

Fairfield’s offensive line, led by Gage Tyler, Matthew McManus and William Dunn, opened lanes for Finbar Maloy.

The Giants started at their 30 and drove down to the four-yard line. Twice Fairfield reached the end zone, only to see a flag on the field.

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