Fairfield Giants Week 8 results
Published 2:37 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Junior Pee Wee 1 14
Bridgeport Raiders 2 27
Fairfield played a hard-fought game but they were unable to overcome two turnovers, which Bridgeport was able to convert into touchdowns. Fairfield ended the regular season 6-2 and will be a No. 3 seed in the upcoming playoffs.
Pee Wee 20
Hartford Hurricanes 6
The Fairfield PeeWee Giants (6-2) capped off the season with a victory against the Hartford Hurricanes (4-4).
Tate Duran returned the opening kickoff 52 yards to set up an 11-yard pass from quarterback Henry Purdy to tight end Paul Stafstrom. Spencer Green kicked the extra points making the score 8-0. The Hurricanes defense stripped the ball from the Giants' running backs on the next two Giants possessions, but the Fairfield stingy defense lead by David Klein II, Spencer Green and Will Melbourne only allowed Hartford 93 total yards in the game.
The Giants allowed one mishap in the second quarter, a halfback option pass, which went for 75 yards for a score.
In the third quarter, Fairfield scored on an 18 yard pass from TJ Hardiman to Stafstrom. The last score was on a 3 yard run by Green when he plowed through a couple defenders into the end zone which turned out to be the final score 20-6.
With the win the Giants have solidified the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Their first game will be at Fairfield Ludlowe High School on Oct. 31.
Midgets (Patriot) 28
New Milford Bulls 0
The Fairfield Patriot squad finished the regular season a perfect 8-0 after defeating the New Milford Bulls 28-0 Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The victory was an historic accomplishment as it capped the first undefeated season for the Fairfield Pop Warner league at that level.
Brian Pacewicz threw two touchdown passes to Colin Ihlefeld to lead the Giants offense. In a hard fought, physical battle, the Giants offensive line took control of the game in the second quarter opening up a big hole for running back John Moten who scampered 60 yards for the game's first score. Key blocks by Anthony Palazola, John Hevita, Tommy Palmer, Shamar Whitaker and Sig Sandberg provided open running lanes.
The Giants' defense blanketed the New Milford offense holding it to minus-10 yards of rushing offense. The Giants offense scored for a second time with a 45 yard burst up the middle by Daleek Chambers. The score was set up by great blocks by Matt Seanor, Tim Fair, Alonzo Diaz and Victor Bulerin. After an interception by Jack Dailey, Pacewicz hit a wide open Ihlefeld for 15-yard touchdown pass. A safety late in the second quarter by Zack Sullivan provided the Giants with a 20-0 halftime lead.
The Giants defense opened up the second half by shutting down the New Milford offense in four plays. Hard running by Moten and Chambers along with great offensive line blocking set up the final score with Pacewicz throwing a 35-yard touchdown strike to Ihlefeld.