Wilton 4th-Graders Finish Unbeaten, Win Football Title

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WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton Blue fourth-grade football team defeated New Canaan White, 20-7, to win the championship of the Fairfield County Football League.

Wilton (11-0) defeated New Canaan Black, 12-6, in the semifinals and Darien Blue, 20-0, in the quarterfinals.

In the championship game, New Canaan scored for an early 7-0 lead before Wilton rallied. Wooder Thoby scored Wilton’s first touchdown on an end sweep to get within 7-6 at halftime.

Wilton dominated the second half. Michael Burton’s two-yard run and Thoby’s conversion gave Wilton a 14-7 lead. Burton hit John Stanley with a touchdown pass for the final touchdown.

In the semifinals, Thoby’s touchdown run in overtime gave Wilton the victory. Thoby also scored Wilton’s first touchdown after New Canaan Black took an early lead.

Wilton’s defense also stood tall, stopping New Canaan deep inside Wilton territory on two occasions. Kiel Polito’s interception halted one drive, and the clock expired to end the first half to end another. The defense also stopped New Canaan from reaching the end zone in overtime.

Wilton’s team is Ashton Argento, David Boal, Logan Brady, Kyle Burns, Michael Burton, Trey Dexter, E.J. Fasano, Dante Filipponi, Antonio Goosman, Nolan Graham, Daniel Gruseke, Michael Gruseke, Chip Hulse, Chris Jones, Kyle Jordan, Max Mannino, Trevor Martines, Jimmy McKiernan, Will Murphy, Luke O’Neil, Kiel Polito, Sam Ricketts, Connor Roman, Henry Sell, John Stanley, Christian Theoharides, and Wooder Thoby. Tom Dexter and assistants Mike Burton, Ross Mannino and Dan O’Neill coached the team.

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