Ludlowe defeats Warde

The Fairfield Ludlowe football team sent coach Matt McCloskey out on the winning side and brought the Gallagher-Baryas Trophy trophy back to its side of town with a 31-13 victory over Fairfield Warde at Tetreau-Davis Field on Thanksgiving.
Ludlowe finished its season with four straight victories, all coming after McCloskey let his team know he was resigning, a decision he made preseason.
“This is a great group of kids,” McCloskey said. “They went through a tough season [a year ago] and had a tough [1-5] start this year.
“I told them [of his decision] and they took the last four games and went off running.
“The kids were amazing.”
Matt White, who boasted the Mustangs to a 21-13 lead with a 52-yard touchdown run on their first possession of the third quarter, was Warde’s MVP.
Jimmy Gasper blocked and recovered a Warde punt in the end zone, and Victor D’Ascenzo made the first of four PATs, for a 7-0 lead with 1:21 remaining in the first period.
Warde (1-9), which suffered four fumbles to take away from a sustained offensive attack, drove to the Ludlowe four, where a bobbled handoff saw Ludlowe’s Ben Brzoski pick the ball up on the 11 and ramble 89 yards for a Falcon touchdown midway through the second period.
Warde put together a 69-yard drive to get on the board when Max Garrett scored on an 11-yard run and Conor McGuinness added the conversion kick with 2:50 left to play in the half.
White’s run up the sideline on an sweep to the left side put Warde in a two-score hole only 8:24 into the third.
The Mustangs countered with a 59-yard drive with Mustang MVP Mark Byrne catching passes of 18 and 34 yards to move the chains.
T.J. Gallagher scored on a two-yard run to make it 21-13 at the 2:25 mark of the third.
The Mustangs forced a punt and moved to the Ludlowe 14, only to give up another fumble.
Ludlowe drove 75 yards in a time-consuming 15 plays, and went in front 28-13 on Stephen Scholz’ 13-yard run.
D’Ascenzo kicked a 32-yard field goal in the final minute.
See the next edition of the Sun for complete game story.

About author

By participating in the comments section of this site you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and User Agreement

© HAN Network. All rights reserved. Fairfield Sun, 1000 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

Designed by WPSHOWER

Powered by WordPress