Wilton defense stands tall in 18-0 win over Stamford

After scoring two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the game, the Wilton High football team didn’t get into the end zone again on Saturday.

It didn’t matter.

The Wilton defense did the rest, turning in a dominating performance to lead the Warriors to an 18-0 win over Stamford at Fujitani Field.

The defense forced seven Stamford turnovers and didn’t allow the Knights anything until Stamford drove to the goal line late in the game.

The win improved Wilton’s record to 4-2. Stamford dropped to 3-3.

Cold and rainy conditions led to a sloppy game, with the teams combining for 12 turnover

The Warriors got a two-yard run by Harvey Alexander and one-yard plunge by Matt D’Elisa to take a 15-0 lead just over five minutes into the contest.

Wilton has plenty of chances to pad the lead the rest of the way, but could only muster a 33-yard field goal by Wil Sullivan in the second quarter, despite seven possessions inside the Stamford 40-yard line —including several inside the 15-yard line.

The Knights put together their only drive of the game in the fourth quarter, going 54 yard to the Wilton one-yard line. But they couldn’t get the final yard on third- and fourth-downs, with Alexander and Will Litton combining for a third-down stop, and Steffen Nobles recovering a fourth-down fumble.

Stamford’s final drive ended on D’Elisa’s third interception of the game.

Jake Savvaides and Alexander also had interceptions for Wilton.