Fairfield Wildcats roundup

The Fairfield eighth grade football team’s three-game win streak came to an end on Sunday, as the Wildcats fell 28-14 to undefeated Darien White.

Sean Nelson carried the team on offense and defense, playing his best game of the season. Nelson kept the Fairfield offense alive moving the ball on the ground and scored on a 40-yard carry. On the last play of the game, he took a screen pass, broke five tackles and went 38 yards before finally being brought down on the Darien 20-yard line as time expired.

Fairfield also scored on a 15 yard pass from Joe Gulbin to Sam Davenport.

Jason Conklin led the Fairfield defense, making big plays and keeping the team focused against the Fairfield County Football League’s most lethal offense.

Fairfield will next play at Darien Blue on Sunday.

Sixth grade Blue

The Sixth Grade Blue Wildcats continued to roll this weekend as they posted their fourth straight win of the season.

Ryan O’Connell started off the scoring in the first quarter by punching in a 5-yard touchdown run behind the blocking of Gregory Coghlan, Ryan Ginley, Liam Kesser, Roman DiGiacomo and Luke Lesizza.

Harrison Keith was successful with the PAT, splitting the uprights putting Fairfield up 7-0.

Fairfield’s offense capped off the scoring with a 70-yard touchdown run by Keith. Ethan Righter connected with Zack Hathaway on an acrobatic catch to complete the two-point conversion.

Running back Jack Andrews marched down the field, with blocking from Tommy Schindler, Connor Breheny, Leo Randazzo, Mick Huban and Liam Ryan to run down the clock late in the game.

The relentless defense was led by Kevin Kuczo, Kevin Howard,  Nick Hios, Zack Hios, Cooper Dailey and Zac Grignano, as Fairfield posted their third shutout of the season.

Fifth grade Wildcats

The Fairfield Wildcats fifth grade team racked up 415 yards on the ground on the way to its second consecutive win, topping Darien White on the road 34-19.

Darien had no answer for Fairfield’s Lucas Coleman (21 carries, 230 yards, 2 TD), who averaged 10-plus yards per carry.

Due largely to Coleman’s elusive running style, the Wildcats (2-2, 5th in FCFL NFC-5) converted 7-of-11 third-down opportunities and 2-of-4 on fourth down.

In addition to creating lanes for Coleman, the Wildcats offensive line, anchored by Michael Pisseri, Carter Goodrich, Matthew Pastore, Brian Seiler, William Imschweiler, Nate Moore and Griffin Ramirez, led the way for first-year running back Tyler Fratarcangeli, who enjoyed his best day as a Wildcat, gaining 86 yards on seven carries.

Fullback Charlie Gulbin hammered the Darien defense for three touchdowns and finished the day with 97 yards on 21 carries.

Darien White failed to gain any momentum, as its defense struggled to get off the field. The Wildcats dominated time of possession, running 67 total offensive plays to Darien’s 18. However, the Blue Wave took advantage on three long runs of 70, 70 and 75 yards, but Fairfield was able to stiffen when needed to preserve the win.

Fairfield will return home next weekend to take on New Canaan Black at Ludlowe High School.

 

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