FAIRFIELD, Conn. ? The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mite team completed a perfect regular season with a convincing 42-0 win over the Woodland Hawks. The Giants finished 8-0 in Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Division 1.
They are constantly picking each other up, patting each other on the back and working towards one common goal,'' coach Mark Innaimo said.
Calvin Caione ran off tackle for a 60-yard touchdown on the first play, plowing over three Woodland defenders.
The Giants defense posted its third shutout of the season and didn't allow a first down all game. Fairfield had long touchdown runs by Thomas OConnell (2), Michael Innaimo (2), Nick Morris (1) and Cooper Stern (1). Player standouts on both sides of the ball were Josh Pastore, Luke Martucci, Owen Miller, Alex Joliet, Jon Gladstone, Jayson Vasquez, Brendan Dunleavy, Charlie Wilcox, Jaden Cherry and Gavin Toth. Bone-crushing hits were made on defense by Caione, Dunleavy, Wilcox and Miller. Video highlights of the Giants can be seen here and on YouTube .
The Mitey Mites outscored opponents 210-30 during the season and carry the momentum into the playoffs this weekend at Woodland Regional High School.
Team Picture (left to right): Top: Head Coach Mark Innaimo, #16 Charlie Wilcox, #33 Finn Donelan, #1 Calvin Caione, #50 Thomas O'Connell, #77 Brendan Dunleavy, #7 Nicholas Morris, #31 Maximillian Griffin, Coach Johnny Vasquez, Coach Lee Battista;Middle: Coach Jeff O'Connell, Coach Rob Caione, #55 Peter Strang, #88 Owen Miller, #58 Macs Curran, #2 Gavin Toth, #42 Alex Joliet, #85 Terence Falvey, #75 Josh Pastore, Coach Ron Ciccia; Bottom: #44 Jack Melbourne, #34 Robert Ihlefeld, #21 Cooper Stern, #36 Luke Martucci, #98 Charlie Scholl, #3 Michael Innaimo, #74 Aaron Sepot, Coach Tim Ihlefeld; Front: #51 Jaden Cherry, #9 Jayson Vasquez, #71 Maximillian Spies, #27 Jonathan Gladstone.
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