Wilton Youth Football scoreboard: Oct. 21-22
Wilton Youth Football teams had the following results in action from Oct. 21-22:
Wilton Blue 22, Westport 0
Warrior Blue has been on a rampage the the past two games, scoring 42 unanswered points, and is poised for a playoff run. The Warriors’ first few plays on offense went awry, but on a fourth-down run from QB Colin Faherty, coupled with a devastating block from Noah Patania, Blue kept the drive alive, to be capped with a solid touchdown run from Nick Skillin. The defense rose to the occasion, stopping Westport cold on the next drive with big tackles from Wyatt Hoffstatter, Denny Dustin and Skillin to force the punt. On the ensuing drive, Faherty ran for a touchdown, and Hayden Leitten kicked the extra point, to put Wilton up 14-0. Back on defense, Trey Hall, August Furman, and Sawyer Fasano contributed key tackles to force yet another punt. Blue answered with a solid drive and a vintage Dustin touchdown run, finished by another Leitten kick for the extra point.
The second half highlights included great tackling and blocking from all of the players mentioned, along with solid play from Matthew Fogarty. Center Michael Lenz, who ran the ball to burn the clock, also made solid tackles on defense. Sawyer Fasano also contributed solid tackles and runs to fuel Blue on both sides of the ball. Michael Duarte made many tremendous tackles and blocks all game long.
Wilton Blue has the heart and talent to meet the next challenge, but will need to work harder than ever to get the next win in the playoffs.
Wilton 19, Darien 0
On Saturday night under the lights at Fujitani Field, Wilton’s fourth grade football team put the finishing touches on a dominant regular season with a decisive 19-0 win over Darien.
The Darien defense simply had no answer to the Warrior offense, led by QBs Charlies Calabrese and Patch Angerame, and running backs Jake Padilla, Kieran Wiseman, Craig O’Neill and Mikey Butler. While the Wilton ground game punished the Blue Wave the entire first half, its ever-present passing threat, including wideouts Theo Satrazemis, Ellie Smith, Charlie Roy and Trevien Goldman, left Darien confounded. A strong performance by the offensive line, including Max Totten, Josh Meltzer, Cayden Stevens, Evan Christianson, Jack Bernard and Quint Furman, helped to set up Wilton’s dominance.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Warrior D-line, including Jack McMenamey, Grant Santsosky, Marco Chila, Hunter Lishnoff and Curtis Jackson, got off the line and into the Blue Wave backfield with such regularity that the Darien running game was over before it began. With Will Byrnes and Emma VanHeyst at safety, there was no hope of Darien passing the ball. The Wilton defense held the Blue Wave to less than 50 yards on the game.
With a 6-1 regular season record, these Warriors are poised for the playoffs.
Westport 14, Wilton Blue 12
In a tightly-contested contest at Fujitani Field, Wilton Blue lost to rival Westport, 14-12.
Wilton’s first drive saw Jack Costello get the ball downfield with a spectacular 65-yard run to the Westport 12-yard line. From there, with a varied running attack behind an aggressive Wilton line of Lorenzo Caratozzolo, Barrett Leary, Dylan Long, Eli Meltzer and George Papakosmas, Todd Woodring, Costello and Luke DiRocco alternated runs to the Westport two-yard line where Woodring capped off the physical drive with a two-yard TD run, making the score 6-0 Wilton.
On the ensuing Westport drive, Wilton applied significant pressure from great line play by Colin Gilmore, Ethan Gallo, Thomas McDonald, Max Roberge, Henry Roy, Quin Silva and Carter Stephenson, which caused two Westport fumbles, the second was recovered by Papakosmas on the Westport 30-yard line.
After a couple of defensive stands by both squads, Westport was able to get on the board in the second quarter, making the score 7-6. The half ended with Wilton pressuring Westport and Gallo getting a sack.
The third quarter saw the teams exchange interceptions. Harry Polito came up with the Wilton takeaway. With less than five minutes left in the game, Woodring ripped off an impressive 60-yard TD run to put Wilton in front, 12-7. With under a minute remaining, Westport was able to connect on a TD pass and extra point for the 14-12 final.
The boys look to rest and regroup before heading into the playoffs.
Wilton Blue 27, Aspetuck 7
Wilton Blue capped off its regular season undefeated season with a 27-7 victory Sunday morning against Aspetuck.
In typical fashion Wilton’s defense came out smoking with a tackle for a loss by Jamie Cristini and fumble recovery by Alexander Dempster on the second play of the game. A blast up the middle by Xander Petrides and a well-executed off-tackle run by Spencer Liston behind Wilton’s starting offensive line of Luke Totten, Connor Sweeney, Jake Enman, Cristini and Andrew Kress quickly put Wilton in the end zone. Enman, who was starting his first game at center, did a very solid job all day.
Wilton’s defense took the field again and after a tackle for a loss by Charlie Guglielmo and Xander Petrides and a sack by Cristini. Weston was forced to punt. A 30-yard punt return by Christopher Capone put Wilton in scoring position again. This time it was hard running by Gugliemlo and Liston around the corners and Petrides up the middle that gave Wilton its second score. A run by Andrew Acosta-Rua around the corner gave Wilton the two-point conversion.
Wilton’s ‘rolling thunder’ defensive line of Bobby DiPalma, George Rushavich, Michael Colavecchio, Jamie Cristini, Aiden Cruickshank, Connor Sweeney, Jake Enman, Alexander Demspter and Merrick Snyder was able to stall the next Weston drive at the Wilton 15-yard line. This was Merrick Snyder's first game of the season after a long rehab from an injury last summer. Wilton’s offense was able to move the ball to midfield but eventually had to turn it over on downs. A Guglielmo interception ended Weston’s drive and the first half
Wilton started with the ball the second half and Acosta-Rua was able to connect with Caleb Rath for a 35-yard reception to put Wilton back in Weston territory. Hard running from Christopher Capone and Charlie Guglielmo moved Wilton down the field and gave them their third score of the game. A fumble recovery by Michael Colavecchio gave Wilton the ball back on the Weston 42-yard line and allowed Wilton to bring out their power package. Hard off-tackle running by Jamie Cristini and Connor Sweeney led to a 21-yard touchdown run by Sweeney behind sold blocks from Nick Walden and Quinn Stengrim. Wilton was able to eat up the clock in the fourth quarter and seal the victory.