Football: Staples pounds Warriors 42-6

The Wilton High football team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night, as Staples dominated on both sides of the ball to rout the Warriors 42-6 in Westport.

The Warriors dropped to 2-1 on the season.

The Wreckers (3-0), ranked seventh in the state, scored on four long drives in the first half to lead 28-6 at halftime.

Harris Levi was a workhorse for Staples, running for 208 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. Quarterback Andrew Speed also had a big night, rushing for 184 yards on six  carries, including touchdowns runs of 89 and 51 yards.

For the night, Staples out-gained Wilton in total yardage 554-147, unofficially.

Staples took the opening drive 80 yards to score, as Levi, who carried the ball eight times, capped it off with a 12-yard TD run.

The Wreckers then marched 74 yards to make it 14-0 on Levi’s 17-yard touchdown run.

Staples’ third possession was ended on a sack by Wilton’s AJ Pykosz, but the Wilton offense was again stopped. Staples took over at its own 11-yard line and on the first play, Speed took an option play 89 yards for another TD.

The Warriors got on the board in the second quarter when Will Litton hit Robbie Hermann with a halfback option pass for a 49-yard touchdown.

Staples answered with a 68-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 38-yard run by Speed. Levi ran it in from the two-yard line to make it 28-6 at halftime.

Levi scored his fourth TD on an eight-yard run in the third quarter, and Speed’s 51-yard touchdown run made it 42-6 with 6:41 left in the game.

Other than the touchdown pass in the second quarter, Wilton never got inside the Staples 40-yard line all night.

Notes: Matt D’Elisa led the Wilton offense with 48 yards rushing, and completed two passes for 19 yards. Hermann had two catches for 60 yards, and Joe Scarfi had one catch for eight yards.

Kyle Shifrin and Harrison Brandt each recovered a fumble.

Wilton punter Will Sullivan had a solid game, averaging nearly 43 yards on six punts.