Fairfield Wildcats report
Published 4:52 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Wildcats eighth-grade team lost to Ridgefield Black 15-0 on Oct. 13 in Fairfield. Ridgefield built an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on a long pass.
The Wildcats defense was led by Kris Gjinaj, who had an inteception, Wil Parisi, Josh Evans and Kris Gjinaj in the second and third quarters. Despite strong play by Timmy Jacobi and Lexi Linsemeyer on offense and a strong punt return by Hunter Marson, the Wildcats could not score. Ridgefield scored again in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats play at Weston on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Black beats Wilton
The 5-1 seventh-grade Wildcats beat Wilton 8-6 on Oct. 13 in Fairfield. They scored in the second quarter on a David Summers pass to Will Stearns. Summers connected with Jesse Lawson for the two-point conversion to go up 8-0. Rushing yards by Brian Howell allowed the Wildcats to threaten twice in the second half.
Wilton scored to get close, but the front six of Fairfield -- Aidan Kilgallon, Sean Fuller, Justin Coudert, Wyatt Garrity, Michael Eaton and Griffin Forberg -- stuffed the two-point attempt. James Tozlosky, Colin Wilson and Jack Howard made contributions to the Black.
Westport travels to Ludlowe High School on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Despite gutsy defense, the Wildcats' sixth-grader lost to New Canaan Red 14-0 on Oct. 13 in Fairfield. Linebackers Griffin Gallati, Tristan Breheny, Jason Conklin and Liam Hawley stymied New Canaan's run game and kept it scoreless in the first half. Defensive backs Ryan Lawrence, Sean Nelson and Evan Rose batted down deep throws and helped stuff the run.
Weston travels to Ludlowe on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Wildcats' fifth-graders lost to Wilton 21-12 on Oct. 12. The Wildcats came out strong with two first-half touchdowns by Lorenzo Cooper -- a 73 yard run in the first quarter and a 6-yarder just before halftime. Wilton scored twice in the second half.
The Wildcats next game is Saturday at Westport at 10:30 a.m.
The Ridgefield Orange beat the fourth-grade Wildcats 15-6 last weekend in Fairfield.
Harrison Keith recorded his first sack of the season, and Casey Woodfine forced a fumble that was recovered by Jack Reilling. Ridgefield scored again with a two-point conversion for a 15-0 lead at halftime.