WILTON, Conn. ? The Wilton White seventh grade football team scored on its first drive Sunday night on the way to a convincing 28-7 win over Canaan Black.
The first play from scrimmage had Kyle Shifrin sweeping right for 22 yards behind crushing blocks from Ryan McDermott and Chris Sweeney. The line of Matt Morello, Kevin Lenihan, Evan Helman, Eric Chubinsky, Justin Quinn, Sweeney and Brennan Troy blew open holes for big runs by Robbie Hermann, Will Litton and Zach Zeyher. Litton powered into the end zone on the next play and Wilton was up 7-0, completing an impressive, time-consuming 70-yard drive.
The defense then took over, denying New Canaan even a first down for the entire first half. The D-Line, led by Johnny Amato, Willie Hastings, Dominic Romeo, Troy and Chubinsky, penetrated the Rams backfield time and again. The linebacking crew of McDermott, Hermann, Shifrin and Litton filled holes and stuffed all potential plays.
A Wilton drive of 50 yards was capped with an off-tackle touchdown run by Hermann. McDermott found the end zone on the next drive for Wiltons third touchdown.
Shifrin showed off his skills on defense as well, picking off the New Canaan quarterback for a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown. After Hermann added his fourth extra point of the night, Wilton was leading 28-0 at the half.
The second half saw Ethan Reichgut expertly lead the offense in clock management, with great runs by Romeo, Morello and Cameron Morris. The defense was supplied with great tackles by J. Quinn, Romeo, Hastings, Pond, Morello, Chubinsky and Sweeney.
Wilton Seventh Grade White (4-2) hosts Norwalk on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
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