Two second-half touchdowns, one each in the third and fourth quarters, lifted the Ridgefield football team to a 21-13 victory over Wilton last Friday night at Tom Fujitani Field. It was Senior Night, the last time this crop of Wilton seniors would play on their home turf. And at halftime, a 13-7 Wilton lead buoyed growing optimism that a 20-year winless drought against Ridgefield would end; that victory would silence the howling Tiger hordes from the north.
“I hurt for them right now,” a visibly moved Wilton head coach Bruce Cunningham said of his team right after the game. “We've fought like that all year long. We just couldn't seem to make a play when we had to — dropped balls here and there, missed blocks. And in the second half, there was not enough consistency in our running game. I thought the overall performance of our defense was outstanding.”