Fairfield Giants roundup

The Jr. Pee Wee 2 football team defeated Seymour, 12-7.

The Jr. Pee Wee 2 football team defeated Seymour, 12-7.

The defending state champion Fairfield Giants Pee football team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-0 shutout victory over the Derby Red Raiders last weekend.

The Giants defense posted their second straight shutout and have allowed just one touchdown in three games. The stonewall D was led by Griffin Harding, Jack Gremes and Peter Strang.

Fairfield’s offense continued to roll. Strang scored on a reverse from Tyler Hibberd. Mike Innaimo scored on a 55-yard sweep. Nick Morris returned a punt 60 yds for a score, dashing and dancing through a sea of of Red Raiders. Tyler Hibberd scored on a 40-yard run off tackle, and Ben Gaffney punched in the final score of the day with a five-yard plunge up the gut.

Hibberd, Innaimo, and Drew Buckley all hit PAT’s on the day.

Additional game standouts included Max Spies, Anthony Bambus, Gavin Toth, TIm Walton and Roan Chiarilli.

Jr Midgets

Danbury 25, Fairfield 22

The Fairfield Giants Junior Midget team lost a tough one Sunday to Danbury by the score of 25-22.

The Giants went up 8-0 on a dive from the two-yard line from Anthony Espinoza.  The Giants scored again with two minutes to go before the half on a 15-yard strike from Andrew Loya to Charlie Wilcox.

On the ensuing kickoff the Danbury squad capitalized on a Giant miscue and returned the kick  80 yards for a quick score. At the half the Giants were up 14-7.

Coming out throwing in the third quarter Loya hit Tyler Ciccia on a 40-yard catch-and-run and Trevor Knisely kicked the PAT to make the score 22-7.

Danbury wouldn’t go away and scored three times in the second half. The Giants’d efense played hard, but Danbury passed effectively in the second half and scored on a 60-yard pass in the third quarter and a 45-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter.

Down 22-19 Danbury drove 40 yards, capped off by a terrific 20-yard TD run with under two minutes to play.

The Giants managed to move the ball the to Danbury 40 yard line with under one minute to play, but were unable to get the ball in the end zone as time expired.

Jr Pee Wee 1

Fairfield  33, Waterbury  13

The JPW1 team defeated the Waterbury Patriots, 33-13.

The Giants established dominance on their first drive with QB Tommy Kramer taking a sweep 30 yards to score.

Waterbury had no answer for the strong running of Jack Melbourne and Joey D’Elia, both scoring two touchdowns on the day. The offensive line was led by Sean Donohue, Mac Gleason, Anwar Sakly and Matthew Selca, who controlled the line of scrimmage.

Defensive standouts included Justyn Davis, Dustin Poole and Beau Dehler.

Jr Pee Wee 2

Fairfield 12, Seymour  7

The Fairfield Giants JrPW2 and the Seymour Tigers both went scoreless in the first quarter.

Fairfield RB Sean O’Neill sprinted 36 yards for the game’s first score in the second quarter.

Harrison Spangler got the Giants going in the third quarter with a 22-yard run.

The offensive line, led by Parker Pasmeg and Luca Caran, allowed RB Patten Royal to cut back and run for 35 yards and a 12-0 lead.

Seymour answered with a score and PAT conversion to cut Fairfield’s lead to 12-7.

The Tigers got the ball for their final possession of the game at Giant’s 23 yard line. Fairfield’s defense, led by Andrew Reynolds, Matthew Mitchell, Colin Frey and Timothy Bango-Jasko, wouldn’t yield an inch.

The Giants’ Joseph Macri closed the door by sacking Seymour QB Robert Rousseau.

Mitey Mite Sr

Danbury 19, Fairfield 13

After being down 19-0 at halftime, the Giants rallied back and put up 13 points on two touchdown passes by Tate Mahoney, who first connected with John Kleinbeck on a 15-yard pass and then later in the fourth quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Crotty to put the Giants score to 13.

Mitey Mite Jr

Fairfield  18, Waterbury  6

QB Jonathan Morris scrambled 64 and 42 yards for touchdowns on two of Fairfield’s first three possessions to give the Giants an early 12-0 lead over the Waterbury Patriots.

The Giant’s offensive line, led by William Dunn and Will Donahue, opened up lanes for RBs Conrad Burki, Finbar Malloy and Angelo Boci in the third quarter.

QB Tyler Cirilli capped off the Giants’ opening drive of the second half by dashing 28 yards for the touchdown to give Fairfield 18-0 advantage.

Fairfield’s defense, led by Ryan Menozzi, Charlie Mahoney, Rhett Davies and Ryan Thompkins, kept the Patriots offense in neutral through three quarters.

Waterbury scored in the fourth quarter, but on the Patriot’s next possession Charlie Mahoney intercepted the pass to end the game 18-6.

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