Wilton football team tops Guilford in opener

TJ Savvaides ran for two touchdowns and freshman placekicker Will Sullivan added two field goals as the Wilton High football team began its season with a 20-6 non-conference victory over Guilford on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

Although Guilford received the opening kickoff, the Warriors were the ones who got on the scoreboard. On fourth and eight, a bad snap was retrieved by the Guilford punter, who was gang-tackled at the visitors' seven-yard line.

Wilton could not get into the end zone, but Sullivan booted a 25-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead.

In the second quarter, a nice punt return by Rod Djaly-Thoby gave Wilton the ball at the Guilford 42-yard line. Several plays later, Savvaides went off tackle and around the left side for a 32-yard touchdown run. Sullivan's extra point pushed Wilton's lead to 10-0 with 5:47 left in the half.

On their final possession of the second quarter, the Warriors were stopped deep in Guilford territory. Sullivan then kicked a 23-yard field goal with six seconds remaining to give Wilton a 13-0 halftime lead.

Guilford responded on its first drive of the third quarter, with Ben Fazzina running 38 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, leaving Wilton ahead, 13-6.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriors went on a 67-yard scoring drive that included a 20-yard completion from RJ Romeo to Paul Sorbo for a first down on a third-and-nine play.

Savvaides capped the march with a four-yard touchdown run, and Sullivan connected on the extra point to end the scoring.