Warde downs Wilton football team, 19-7

After tying the game early in the fourth quarter, the Wilton High football team could not sustain the momentum, falling to Fairfield Warde, 19-7, on Saturday morning in Fairfield.

Trailing 7-0 through three quarters, Wilton got a seven-yard touchdown pass from RJ Romeo to Joe Pozzi with 10:12 left in the game. Will Sullivan's extra-point kick tied the score at 7-7.

But Warde responded on its next possession, as Connor Gallagher scored on a one-yard run, giving the Mustangs a 13-7 lead after the PAT was missed. During its go-ahead drive, Warde picked up a key first down on a fourth-and-one play from the Wilton 35.

Wilton was unable to move the ball on the ensuing possession, but Romeo's long punt pinned Warde at its own one-yard line. On the next play, however, Warde quarterback Jack Potenza rolled to his left and kept going, racing 99 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving Warde with a 19-7 lead and 4:21 to play.

The Warriors turned the ball over on downs and then had a pass intercepted by Warde's Clayton Mitchell with under just over 10 seconds remaining.

Following a scoreless first quarter, the Mustangs went ahead, 7-0, with under five minutes left in the second period when Jack Curtis intercepted a Romeo pass at the Wilton eight-yard line and ran in for a touchdown.

Notes: The victory was the first of the season for Warde, which is now 1-3. Wilton, which was coming its first win over Fairfield Ludlowe last weekend, dropped to 1-3.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but was postponed due to the threat of heavy rain and moved to Saturday.