Wilton Youth Football scoreboard: Oct. 14-15
Wilton Youth Football teams had the following results in Fairfield County Football League action on Oct. 14-15:
Wilton Blue 20, Westport 0
Warrior Blue set the tone on the first play of the game with an 80-yard touchdown run from quarterback Colin Faherty, aided by a crushing lead block by Denny Dustin. These guys turned around on defense with big tackles from Keegan Kazan and Dustin to force Westport to punt on a three and out drive. Next, it was Dustin’s turn for a gutsy touchdown run on a broken play to make the score 13-0 for Wilton at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter began with a blistering touchdown run from Nick Skillin to put Wilton up 20-0. Noah Patania, Matthew Fogarty, Emmett Sommer, Michael Duarte, August Furman, Hayden Leitten and Wyatt Hoffstatter provided solid blocking all game with center Michael Lenz to dominate the line of scrimmage.
The defense didn’t allow a score all evening, pushing the Westport offense backwards on most drives. Late game drive-ending tackles by Trey Hall and Hoffstatter along with a pick by Faherty sealed the win, along with many great tackles by Duarte, Dustin, Leitten, and Skillin. On offense, Wilton killed the clock with great running from kayden Kazan, Sawyer Fasano, Duarte, Sommer, and Dustin. With a big win, these Warriors are poised for a playoff run.
Wilton Blue 16, Westport 0
Wilton Blue finished a perfect regular season with a 16-0 win over Westport
Wilton’s defense was the hero on Saturday, never allowing Westport to move the ball past the 50-yard line. The defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage, with sacks and tackles for loss delivered by Ryan Meenan, Jack Schwartz, Cole Siegel and David Schubkegel. The rest of the defense stepped up big, with 10 players recording strong tackles: Will Cristini, Liam Snyder, Schwartz, Cael Dexter, Cole Galante, Ryan Stocker, Maja Driscoll, Meenan, Siegel and Schubkegel.
On offense, the Warriors started slow but found their momentum when the offensive line – Liam McKiernan, CJ Young, Jaxon Thomas, Siegel, Meenan, Jack Santosky, Jack Huntley, Henry Soojian, Driscoll, Galante and Schubkegel – started creating big holes for the backs. Dexter, Schwartz, Cristini, Luke Ginsburg, Ryan Luchetta, Charlie Keller, James Jackowski and Ray Ferranti got the ball moving for Wilton. The first touchdown came on 60-yard run by Snyder. A successful kick by Ginsburg put Wilton up 8-0 at the half.
The Warriors came out of halftime and took up most of the third quarter with a 15-play, 80-yard drive that featured strong running from Dexter and Schwartz, and a 25-yard pass from Snyder to Ginsburg. Schwartz capped off the drive with a five-yard touchdown run and Ginsburg provided the final two points with another perfect kick.
The 16-0 lead was all Wilton needed to finish off the regular season undefeated with a perfect 7-0 record.
Wilton Blue 13, Darien 0
Under the lights of Fujitani Field on Saturday night, Wilton Blue defeated Darien, 14-0.
The first half was a defensive battle with Wilton’s defensive line of Lorenzo Caratozzolo, Luke DiRocco, Quin Silva, Ethan Gallo, Colin Gilmore, Dylan Long, Eli Meltzer, George Papakosmas, Harry Polito, Henry Roy and Todd Woodring leading the way. While there was no scoring in the first half, Wilton’s offense did a nice job of moving the ball behind the strong quarterback play of Luke DiRocco and the running of Jack Costello, Harry Polito and Todd Woodring.
Wilton scored its first touchdown on an incredible one-handed interception and 55-yard runback by Todd Woodring. Wilton added another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a quarterback sneak by Luke DiRocco.
The defense did its job and protected the lead with tight secondary play by Carter Stephenson, Charlie Caporrino, Max Roberge and Barrett Leary. Thomas MacDonald was again sidelined by a foot injury, but was a true team player and provided moral support from the bench.
Once again the team continued to show its focus and discipline en route to its fourth straight win.
Wilton Blue 19, Westport 6
Wilton Blue was home again this past Sunday to play a physical Westport team. Wilton’s defense came out strong, forcing Westport to punt after three plays. Wilton’s first offensive series was a 10-play scoring drive that included hard running form Charlie Guglielmo and Xander Petrides, two long receptions by Caleb Rath, and a 14-yard touchdown run by Spencer Liston. Hard tackling by Christopher Capone, Nick Walden and Xander Petrides was able to stall Westport’s second drive at the Wilton 30-yard line.
Wilton’s next offensive series was a nine-play pounding drive showcasing Quinn Stengrim runs behind Wilton’s offensive line of Luke Totten, Connor Sweeney, Alexander Demspter, Jamie Cristini, Andrew Kress and Jake Enman, and capped off by a 45-yard touchdown pass reception by Nicholas Walden.
Both teams’ defenses tightened up for the remainder of the half. Aggressive pressure from Michael Colavecchio, Jamie Cristini and Connor Sweeney, and a Quinn Stengrim interception, gave Wilton the ball back as the first half ran out.
The second half started with Wilton systematically moving the ball down the field only to turn it over on the Westport 30-yard line. Westport was able to drive 70 yards and score after a drive that was kept alive by poor tackling and untimely penalties.
Wilton regained the momentum and answered back on a seven-play scoring drive highlighted by a recommitment to blocking and hard running by Liston, Andrew Acosta-Rua and Stengrim. Two late game interceptions, one by Capone and one by Cristini, sealed the victory.
Wilton White 22, Darien White 15
Wilton White took over first place in the AFC Division with a 22-15 victory over Darien White at Darien High School.
Darien won the toss and deferred until the second half, handing the ball to the Warriors, who marched nine plays and 70 yards in an over five-minute drive that was highlighted by QB Grant Masterson’s strike to Parker Woodring for 29 yards. The touchdown was scored by Masterson on a one-yard keeper. Parker Woodring added the extra point.
The real story of the day and the drive was the dominant upfront blocking of Ryan Farrar, Joe Schiavone, Andrew Pellicano, Ryan Jackson, Ciara Garcia, Christian Bazarian, Michael Breen, Chris Calderone, Max Silva, Danny Doran, Matthew Giller and Will Ryan and the lead back blocking of Jimmy Luce and Wade Steffens.
On Darien’s first possession, a coverage miscommunication led to a long 58-yard play by Darien’s fastest player, but deGrasse, in a Herculean effort, chased the player down for 50 yards and dove five yards through the air to tackle the Darien receiver 10 yards short of the goal line. Wilton’s defense stopped Darien cold and got the ball back. After a three and out, Darien took over and needed only 10 yards to tie the game.
Undeterred, Wilton proceeded to march 70 yards over 14 plays behind tough inside running by deGrasse, Masterson and Woodring, and a 26-yard pass play from Masterson to Silva. Wilton scored on a fourth-and-goal pass from Masterson to Woodring. The live PAT unit and Woodring successfully completed the two-point kick for the 15-7 lead.
After stopping Darien, Wilton went on another 11-play, 45-yard drive that stalled at the 15-yard line by a questionable holding call. On Darien’s next possession, after finally moving the ball, Charlie Fischer beat his man, tackling the ball carrier for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a highlight reel play. Feeding off Fisher’s huge play, deGrasse took the next play 45 yards for a touchdown after stiff-arming four Darien defenders. The PAT put Wilton up 22-7.
Darien scored another late touchdown after a clean Jackson Luther interception was called for pass interference that extended Darien’s drive.
All told Wilton had over 175 rushing and 240 total offensive yards.