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Fairfield Mitey Mites Improve to 6-0

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Giants Mitey Mite Jr. team continued to roll through its competition, improving to 6-0 with a 24-6 win over the Stratford Redskins 2.

Behind the line of TJ O’Connell, Peter Strang, Max Spies, Charlie Wilcox, Brendan Dunleavy, Terence Falvey and Gavin Toth, quarterback Nick Morris scored on the Giants first drive after the defense stopped the Stratford offense.

Late in the first quarter, Luke Martucci recovered a fumble deep in the Stratford territory, setting up a blast up the middle by O’Connell, behind the young line of Owen Miller, Alex Joliet, Aaron Sepot, Charlie Scholl, Josh Pastore, Jack Melbourne and Jaden Cherry.

Stratford had no answer for the Giants swarming defense. Michael Innaimo caused another fumble, which was recovered by Morris. In the ensuing possession, Morris scored on a bootleg sweep to the right. In the third quarter, the Giants defense allowed Stratford to score on cutback by their running back.

Fairfield sealed the win with an Innaimo run. He flew up the middle and soared for a long touchdown run.

In other games, the Giants Junior Pee Wees 1 won over Hartford, 6-0, on a forfeit. The Giants Junior Pee Wee 2 defeated Naugatuck, 25-14.

Brian Howell scored Giants Junior Pee Wee 2’s first touchdown in the first quarter. After a fumble recovery by Fairfield, Howell stepped into the end zone again for a 12-0 lead

Naugatuck trimmed the lead to 12-7, and the Giants answered with a long run by Howell, setting up a touchdown run by Nick Parisi. Quarterback Hayden Beiser launched a crushing block to spring Howell.

Naugatuck got within 18-14 in the third quarter. With the game tight, Fairfield’s defense took over and consistently penetrated the backfield with Oliver Kleinberg, Aiden Kilgallon and Jesse Lawson, while John Reynolds, Reid Dammeyer and Colin Wilson shut down the passing game

Wilson’s interception stopped another Naugatuck drive. Howell’s final touchdown after the interception sealed the victory for the Giants.

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