The Wilton Blue fourth-grade tackle football team proved to be too tough Sunday for Dariens Blue Wave, winning 24-6 and improving its league record to 7-0.
Wilton took charge on the first play of the game with Reilly Sullivan's 50-yard run from scrimmage. Terrific blocking from Jack Lenz, Jack Savarese, Matthew Dooley, Clyde Tinnen, Dominick Polito and Andrew Travers helped Sullivan's long run and the touchdown a few plays later.
Wilton's defensive line, led by Savarese, Dooley, Matthew McVey, Lenz and Patrick Burke, then stopped Darien at the line of scrimmage and forced the team to punt. Back on offense, Kyle Hyzy ran to the outside, got past the defensive end and raced down the sidelines to score the second touchdown. Wilton's tenacious defense and hard hitting by R2 DiRocco, Jack DiRocco and Cole Snyder frustrated Darien's offense.
Early in the second quarter, Jake Zeyher took the snap from center, rolled to his right and turned up field, running past multiple defenders to give Wilton its third touchdown. After Zeyher's touchdown run, Darien took over on its own 20-yard line. The Darien quarterback dropped back to pass and was hit hard by Tinnen, causing a fumble that was recovered by Burke.
On the next play, Polito took the handoff and scampered 15 yards down the field for yet another Wilton touchdown. He was aided by great blocking from Drew Saumier, Anthony Andre and Steven Tuin.
With a 24-6 lead, Wilton's defense refused to give up any ground with several great stops made by Brady Kuczo, Jack Mariani and Alex Buse, who also had a late game fumble recovery. Wilton played without Noah Levi, who was injured in last week's game but was on the sidelines to cheer on his team. Wilton will play Fairfield next week for its final regular season game.
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