Pee Wee Giants advance to Pop Warner football final

Fairfield quarterback Nick Morris (7) runs the ball against Naugatuck.

Fairfield quarterback Nick Morris (7) runs the ball against Naugatuck.

The Fairfield Giants Pee Wee team came off a bye week well rested and ready to play some football when the defending state champions posted their seventh shutout in nine games with a 34-0 victory over Naugatuck in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner semifinals.

The stingy defense has allowed just one touchdown and seven points in eight Division II games.

Naugatuck came up short on almost every offensive possession, tallying just one first down all day.

Jack Gremes, Gavin Toth, Aaron Sepot, Anthony Bambus, and Peter Strang anchored the defense’s front lines.

Offensively, Fairfield exploded for 34 fast and furious unanswered points. The Giants scored three times on just six plays, within their first three possessions.

Tyler Hibberd hit all three PATS, putting the game well out of reach by the second period.

Quarterback Nick Morris started the scoring barrage with a 60-yard touchdown run on the very first play of the game.

Scores followed by Mike Innaimo and Peter Strang, both with 50-yard runs. Both Strang and Morris would each score another making the final score 34-0.

With the win, the Giants advance to their third straight SCPW championship game vs the Trumbull Rangers.

Junior Pee Wee 1

The JPW1 storybook season came to an end 20-7 against undefeated Milford.

The Giants offense moved the ball in the first half behind strong running by Joe D’Elia and Jack Melbourne, but stalled several times in the red zone.

Down 20-0 at halftime, defensive adjustments were made by coach Paul Atala.

In the second half, the Giants struck early with Jordan Davis connecting several big pass plays to Tommy Kramer and Joey D’Elia scoring on the first drive.

With the score 20-7 the game turned into a defensive battle with the Giants holding Milford scoreless in the second half.

The defense was led by Aiden Casey, Mac Gleason, Chance de la Garrigue and Sean Donohue.

Cheer

The JR Midgets will be practicing hard this week, preparing for their trip to Springfield (Mass.) on Saturday.

There, the Giants cheer squad will compete in the New England regional competition for a chance to advance to the Nationals in Orlando, Florida.

The first and second place winners will advance to national competition.

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