UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: FAIRFIELD GIANTS OPEN SEASON WITH 2013 SULLIVAN BOWL

Monday, August 26, 2013

FAIRFIELD GIANTS OPEN SEASON WITH 2013 SULLIVAN BOWL

Fairfield Giants Youth Football Program opened their 2013 season by going 4-1 in the 42nd annual Sullivan Bowl. Playing in front of a large crowd on both Friday night at Ludlowe High School and all day Saturday at Sullivan Field, the Giants concluded their pre-season workouts and scrimmages winning 4 out 5 games played. The program will open their regular season next weekend at Sullivan Field, home of the Fairfield Giants for 47 years.
 
Game Recaps:
 
Mitey Mite Jr. W 21-0
 
The 2013 Mitey Mites Juniors finished a very successful pre-season by posting their second win by defeating Naugatuck 21-0 during last Saturday’s Sullivan Bowl.  Head Coach Erik Anderson was pleased with the pre-season progress the team is making and noted the fact that the kids are having a lot of fun learning to play organized football at the Pop Warner level. A strong offensive-line effort led the way for three Giants touch towns on Saturday morning.  Starting back Tyler Bartlett ran for 2 touchdowns, followed by Harrison Spangler with 1 touchdown and 3 rushing extra points.  Cooper Anderson also ran for long yardage and had 1 reception as QB Rogan Kane threw one completed pass out of three for 30 yards. The Giant’s defensive effort mirrored the offensive effort allowing for a total of 46 overall opposing yards.  Strong defensive efforts were led by Joe Marci, Parker Pasmeg and Matthew Mitchell, with all team players contributing on both offense and defense.  The Giants will meet Derby for the first official game of the season on Saturday, August 31st.  Go Giants!
 
Mitey Mite Sr. L 13-6
 
The 2013 Mitey Mite Senior team lost a hard fought defensive battle to the Seymour Tigers at Saturday’s Sullivan Bowl by the score of 13-6. Seymour jumped out to an early lead taking the opening drive 55 yards in the for the score and converting the PAT for 7-0 lead. The defensive battle would then take form rendering the second quarter scoreless, ending the half at 7-0. Fairfield’s Dante Bailey would take the second half opening kickoff 65 yards and in for the score making it a 7-6 game. Seymour would add a late score in the 4th quarter ending the game with a 13-6 final score. Giants MMSR game standouts were, RB/LB Jack Melbourne, QB Jason Vasquez, RB/LB Thomas Kramer, OL/DL Beau Dehler, and RB Jaden Cherry. Go Giants!
 
Jr. Pee Wee W 20-6
 
The Giants Jr Pee Wee team defeated the Seymour Tigers 20-6 in front of a packed house Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The team really pulled together vs Seymour. Pre-season conditioning, hard work, and playbook class time resulted in a great all around team performance. The offensive teams moved the ball well, and the defense proved to be very strong with plenty of room to grow on both sides of the ball! The Giants struck first 5 minutes into Q1 as RB Michael Innaimo took a handoff from QB Nicholas Morris off tackle into the end zone from 5 yards out. Fairfield would strike again in Q2 on a 60 yd sweep around the end and in for the TD followed by a 2pt PAT by kicker Peter Strang, ending the half with a 14-0 lead. Seymour hit a 70 TD pass for the only score in Q3, and the Giants responded with a 65 yd scoring drive capped with a 10 yard TD run by Innaimo making the score 20-6.
 Player standouts were RB/LB Finn Donelan, RB/LB Griffin Harding, C Owen Miller, RB/DE Brendan Dunleavy, OL Hank Hackett and TE Gavin Toth.  Go Giants!
  
Pee Wee W 6-0
 
Fairfield Pee Wee division was able to hold a tough Seymour team to no scores in a 6-0 win Saturday. Fairfield who received the ball first was able to launch a long drive down the field, capped off by a 6 yd touchdown run by Aiden Wykoff. The game was slugfest thereafter with each defense getting more and more stingy as the game. went one. Fairfield Pee Wees start their season this Sunday at 12PM at Sullivan Field against a tough Milford team.
 
Jr. Midgets W 14-12
 
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Fairfield Pop Warner Junior Midgets Hold on in a Thriller. Power Running and defense enabled the Fairfield Pop Warner Junior Midgets to capture victory in the Sullivan Bowl over Naugtuck this past Friday evening at Taft Field, on the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Campus. Taking the opening kick-off from it’s own 40, the Giant controlled the line of scrimmage rolling down field to open the scoring on their first offensive drive. A defensive battled ensued for the majority of the first half. Until the third quarter when Naugatuck got on the board, but failed to convert on the extra point making the score 7-6 for the home team.  Early in the fourth quarter Fairfield continued its dominance in the trenches engineering another drive which was capped by a 15 yard dash around the end for its second score of the game. After a successful point after conversion, the Giants held a 14-6 lead. But holding on would not be easy as there was no quit in the Naugatuck squad. Buoyed by a four play goal line stand late in the fourth, and despite another scoring drive by Naugy, the Giants defense shut down its opponent when it matter most preserving the team’s first win of the season, 14-12.  The Giants will face Naugatuck again this coming Sunday in the Leagues opening week of play.
 

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