The Fairfield Wildcats 8th grade black season ended on Saturday afternoon with a 22-15 loss at the hands of Darien. Fairfield fought hard but got down early and couldn’t recover.
Darien scored first on a short touchdown run with 6:36 to play in the 1st quarter and after 1 quarter, Darien would lead Fairfield 6-0
Darien would stretch their lead to 14-0 with a 2 yard touchdown run with 9:51 to go in the half.
Darien looked to be in control and Fairfield’s offense was struggling.
Fairfield’s got a break when Darien fumbled at the Fairfield 10 yard line and John Calone, of Fairfield recovered the ball.
With 16 seconds left in the first half, Fairfield’s Grant Carnemark hooked up with Justin Collier on a seventy-two yard touchdown to cut Fairfield’s deficit to 7 points at halftime.
Darien took a 22-7 lead with 8:35 to go in the 3rd quarter.
The ensuing possesion looked promising for Fairfield after Austin Geiling had a great leaping catch and run for forty-seven yards but Fairfield would turn the ball over on downs.
After 3 quarters, Fairfield would trail 22-7.
In the 4th quarter, Fairfield inched closer when Carnemark found Collier again, this time for a sixty-two yard touchdown. Carnemark would convert the 2 point conversion and Fairfield only trailed by 7.
Fairfield’s defense was not able to come up with the stop though and Darien was able to run out the clock and hold on for a victory.
It was a great season for Fairfield that came to an end too early. All the coaches, players and parents should be recognized for the effort and time commitment they put in this season.
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