Wilton football team falls to Warde, 35-21

The Fairfield Warde football team reeled off 28 unanswered points in the second quarter and went on to defeat Wilton, 35-21, on Friday night in Fairfield.

It was the second straight loss for the Warriors, who fell to 3-3.

Quarterback Brett Phillips scored on a six-yard run with 2:42 left in the first quarter to give Wilton a 6-0 lead.

But the Mustangs (2-4) then went on their scoring spree, which included two touchdown passes from Brandon Bisack to Ryan Brown, a quarterback sneak for a score by Bisack, and an interception return for a touchdown by Jack Whiting. Brown's second touchdown catch came with 38.5 seconds left in the second quarter as Warde took a 28-6 halftime lead.

Ethan Segall's interception was followed by Phillips' 10-yard touchdown pass to Dan Baird with 23 seconds left in the third quarter. Phillips then connected with Ace Sakamoto on the two-point conversion, pulling Wilton within 28-14.

Phillips then returned a Warde punt 73 yards for a touchdown with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter, cutting Wilton's deficit to 28-21.

But Warde intercepted a Phillips pass at the 5:33 mark, and the Mustangs eventually scored on a one-yard touchdown run to go ahead 35-21 and seal the victory.