Football: Wilton gets 30-27 OT win over Stamford
Will Sullivan's third field goal of the game, a 21-yarder, gave the Wilton High football team a dramatic 30-27 overtime win over host Stamford on Friday night.
Stamford had rallied from a 20-7 halftime deficit to tie the game on a touchdown with just more than a minute left in the fourth quarter. But the Black Knights missed the ensuing extra point, sending the game to overtime.
Stamford got the ball first in the extra session, starting at the Wilton 10-yard line. But a penalty and a sack by Jack Ciaccio pushed the Black Knights backwards, and they were unable to score on their fourth-down play.
Wilton (2-4) then took over at the Stamford 10-yard line and was unable to get in the end zone on its first three downs. But Sullivan provided the margin of victory with his field goal.
The Warriors dominated the first half, opening a 20-0 lead on short touchdown runs from quarterback R.J. Romeo and Will Litton that bookended two Sullivan field goals. Wilton's first 10 points were set up by fumble recoveries on kickoffs by Jake Savvaides.
The Black Knights got their first touchdown to close within 20-7 at halftime.
Wilton extended its lead to 27-7 on its first possession of the second half, as Litton raced 62 yards for a touchdown.
But Stamford responded with three consecutive touchdowns — the first two on long pass plays and the third on a one-yard run — to tie the score at 27-27. Stamford's kicker then pushed the potential game-winning extra point to the right, giving Wilton a chance to get the win in overtime.