Fairfield Giants pee wees win SCPW, junior pee wees lose
The Fairfield Giants pee-wee team is playing for the Connecticut state championship yet again.
Five different Giants scored touchdowns and kicker Connor Bercik boomed a pair of two-point kicks as the Giants rolled over Naugatuck 34-0 in the SCPW final on Saturday at West Haven.
"We have a strong team," Giants' head coach Michael Pacewicz said. "We've played the same football today that we played all year. This was a team effort."
Running back Chris Howell ran for 70 yards, including a 48-yard scamper in the first quarter that put the Giants ahead for good. Brett Dammeyer scored on a 50-yard touchdown run and also made several strong defensive plays to hold Naugatuck scoreless.
"We have a very balanced attack offensively," Pacewicz said.
The Giants were able to control the Naugatuck offense as well as Howell, Bryan Pacewicz, Patrick Battista and Nick Franchuk each made strong defensive plays on fourth down to turn the ball over on downs.
The pee wees will now advance to play Brookfield tomorrow at West Haven at 5 p.m. in the Connecticut state championship.
The junior pee wees played Stratford for the SCPW championship on Saturday. The Giants fell to Stratford 13-6.
Stratford scored twice early, but the Giants did not wilt. The Giants' defense was aided by a fumble recovery by John Caione and Troy Goeller that stalled Stratford drives.
"We hung in there," Giants coach Tom Hardiman said. "It was a great team effort."
The Giants lone score came in the fourth quarter when the Giants used a halfback option pass from Tate Duran to Phil Vlandis. The play connected for 39 yards and cut the Stratford lead to 13-6.
The junior pee wee team ended its season 8-2.