Fairfield Giants roundup

Peter Strang makes a tackle for the Fairfield Pee Wee team in its win over Naugatuck.

Peter Strang makes a tackle for the Fairfield Pee Wee team in its win over Naugatuck.

The Fairfield Giants Jr Midgets lost a tough 18-0 battle to the Milford Eagles this weekend.

Fairfield lost its quarterback Andrew Loya early in the game to an injury. The first half proved to be a defensive battle, as the game was played inside the 40-yard lines with the exception of a blocked punt which rolled out the back of the end zone for a safety. The half ended with a score on 2-0 Milford.

Milford came out in the second half, scoring on a long, sustained drive (PAT good) making the score 10-0 at he end of the third quarter. The Eagles once again would wear down the Giants defense scoring in the fourth.

Fairfield  20, Naugatuck  0

The Giants Pee Wee team posted their fourth shutout victory in six games, improving to 5-1 with a victory over the Naugatuck Hounds on Sunday afternoon.

Running back Mike Innaimo took an opening drive sweep 45 yards to the Naugy 5-yard line, where fullback Peter Strang steamrolled over the goal line and in the for the score on the very next play.

In the second quarter, Innaimo would score on an 8-yard blast making the score 12-0 at the half.

Midway through the third quarter, Strang took a reverse from Tyler Hibberd 30 yards and in for the score (Hibberd PAT) to make the score 20-0.

The real story of the day was the Giants defense, limiting the Hounds to just four first downs all game.

Aaron Sepot, Tim Walton, Robert D’Elia, Jack Gremes, and Griffin Harding did a great job containing the Naugy’s Wing-T running game.

Grady Golier, Jakob Bermudez, Ben Gaffney, Drew Buckley, Nick Morris and Gavin Toth held the outside sweeps and passing game in check.

Line standouts were Max Spies, Murphy Hoey, Roan Chiarilli, Jamie Caposella and Anthony Bambus.

Jr Pee Wee 1

Fairfield  25, Trumbull 14

The JPW1 team beat Trumbull2 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

The Giants established control on the first series that ended with Aiden Casey scoring on a quarterback sneak.

Trumbull struggled to get anything going on offense, as Matthew Selca and Sean Donohue pressured them all day.

Jordan Davis took a sweep 45 yards for a 13-7 halftime lead.

In the second half, the defense continued to dominate with big plays by Dustin Pool and Ronnie Labrasciano.

Jack Melbourne powered his way to the end zone and Jordan scored his second touchdown to secure the win.

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Trumbull 12, Fairfield 6

Fairfield quarterback Rogan Kane rolled out of the pocket and connected with Patten Royal for a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

The Trumbull Ranger quarterback evaded the Giant defense to find an open receiver and tied the game to end the first half.

Cold and wet both teams turned the ball over repeatedly.

Fairfield’s Jack Ransome recovered two Ranger fumbles for the Giants.

The Giants defense was led by Jack Balsano, Anthony Falletta, Harrison Spangler, Joseph Macri, Matthew Mitchell and Andrew Reynolds.

The Rangers managed to find a lane and scored late in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run to edge Fairfield 12-6.

Mitey Mite Sr

New Britain  7, Fairfield 0

Mighty Mite seniors lost a hard-fought game to New Brittan. The defense showed up again with fantastic defensive line play by Luke Herring, Beckett Hallama, Dylan Lee, and Derek Piagnatini.

On offense, Tate Mahoney and Chris Belantoni managed the game well at quarterback completing passes down the field putting farifield in position to win the game.

Mitey Mite2

Fairfield  16, Trumbull  6

Quarterback Jonathan Morris struck first for the Fairfield Giants MMJr with a 36-yard touchdown run against Trumbull.

Trumbull evened things up in the second quarter with a touchdown run to make it 6-6.

Morris got the lead back for the Giants with a 60-yard run making it 12-6.

Fairfield’s defense put pressure on the Rangers all day.

The Giant’s defense was led by Gage Tyler, Creed Rollins, Angelo Boci, Robert Patrignelli and Ryan Thompkins.

Fairfield’s Charlie Mahoney sacked the Trumbull quarterback, which forced the Rangers to punt.

Running backs Finbar Maloy, Tyler Cirilli, Matthew McManus, Braeden Aronson, Conrad Burki and Nolan Childers kept the chains moving for Fairfield in the second half of the game.

Cirilli punched in Fairfield’s final score from the 1-yard line to cap the win.

Fairfield travels to Milford on Oct. 11.

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