The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mites Juniors hosted the Bridgeport Raiders on Sept. 28 at Sullivan Field and relied on strong defense in the fourth quarter for a 13-12 victory.
Scholz, Barnaby and Balsano had key blocks for Cooper Anderson, who rushed for the Giants' first touchdown, followed by Tyler Bartlett's kicking conversion to give the Giants' an early 7-0 lead. The Giants' defense prevented both Bridgeport extra-point attempts. Anderson set up Sean O'Neil's 15-yard touchdown run to give the Giants the game-winning touchdown.
The Giants, who are 2-2-1, host Milford this weekend.
The Giants Mitey Mite Seniors suffered a 27-0 loss to the Stratford Redskins last weekend.
The Giants mustered a total of four first downs. On defense, the Giants just could not find an answer for Stratford's overpowering offense.
"The kids love being on the field", said head coach Johnny Vasquez. "It's a tough game. Once it all clicks for them, they will be a tough team to beat". Defensive standouts were Maximillian Spies, Rahul Yaganti, Dylan Walton and Thomas Kramer.
The Giants will take on Milford Sunday at Sullivan Field.
Junior Pee Wees roll
The Fairfield Giants Junior Pee Wee team marched into Derby on Sept. 28 and handled Derby for a 41-0 win. Cornerback Mike Innaimo intercepted a Derby pass on the 50 yard line in the opening series. On the Giants' first play, running back Tommy O'Connell blasted off tackle for a 50-yard scoring run.
Running back Luke Martucci ran for two touchdowns -- a 45-yarder and a 38-yarder. Running back AJ Montgomery had touchdown rushers of 41 and 28 yards. Fullback Brendan Dunleavy shot up the middle for an 80-yard TD run.
Bridgeport visits Sullivan Field this weekend.
Pee Wees shut out Waterbury
Following an Aidan Wykoff interception, Finn Duran escaped for a 33-yard score. Kristo Boci's PAT was good and the Giants were up 14-0 at the half. Wykoff made it 20-0 when he blasted his way through a huge hole for a 40 yard score. Henry Houghton, who anchors the Giants' defense, scooped up a loose ball and fought his way to the 1 yard line. He took the next handoff into the end zone for the game's final score.
The Giants hope to improve to 5-1 when they travel to Milford on Saturday.
The Junior Midgets traveleded to Hamden and left with a 34-6 win. The Giants opened the first drive with a 30-yard touchdown run by Ian Bartlett. Hurricanes answered with a long quarterback keeper for a touchdown tieing the game. A 20-yard run by Bartlett set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Phillip Pasmeg.
TJ Walton and Pasmeg were defensive stalwarts in the first quarter for the Giants. Johnny Blatt's 20-yard run led to an18-yard touchdown run by Pasmeg.
The defense was led by Nick Loris, Olle Kooiman, Kyle Tursi, Pappy Falvey, Jack Bigonette and Jarrett Toth. Gage Dias, Kyle Tursi, and Andrew Marciello provided solid blocking. Jack Bigonette had a 25- yard punt return. Robbie DuToit deflected a Hamden pass, allowing Sam Keresey to intercept and return the ball 12 yards.