Wilton beats Ludlowe, 17-7, in Homecoming game

In its Homecoming game, the Wilton High football team got its first victory of the season, beating winless Fairfield Ludlowe, 17-7, on Saturday at Tom Fujitani Field.

The Warriors (1-2) scored the only points of the opening half with four seconds left in the first quarter. An interception by TJ Kedzierski gave Wilton the ball at the Ludlowe 36-yard line, and the hosts capitalized when quarterback RJ Romeo connected with Joe Pozzi on a nine-yard touchdown pass. Will Sullivan's extra point gave the Warriors a 7-0 lead.

Wilton (1-2) extended its lead to 14-0 with 9:05 left in the third quarter. The Warriors drove 65 yards in seven plays, the last of which was Joe McFadden's 19-yard touchdown run.

Ludlowe pulled within 14-7 at the 3:11 mark of the third period, as Spencer Foley returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown.

But the Warriors extended their lead to 17-7 with 6:33 remaining in the fourth quarter on Sullivan's 28-yard field goal.

The Warriors ended Ludlowe's final possession when Jake Savvaides intercepted a pass in the Wilton end zone with 45 seconds to play.

Wilton got strong play from its offensive line and defense, which came up with four turnovers. McFadden added an interception in the first half and also recovered a Ludlowe fumble.

Notes: Ludlowe dropped to 0-3 with the loss. The Falcons have now been outscored, 96-20, this season.

Wilton returns to action in less than a week, meeting Fairfield Warde next Friday night (7 p.m.) at Tetreau/Davis Field in Fairfield. Warde is now 0-3 following a 35-15 loss to Staples on Friday in Westport.

Ludlowe gets a week off before hosting Westhill on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.