Falcons Start Off 1-0 As They Win Slugfest vs. Stonington 13-7

Defensive Minded Game Results In A Fitch Falcon Win After Shutting Down Stonington’s Offense


Senior Andre Portillo raises his helmet in celebratory fashion

Kaleb Jennings, Sports Correspondent

The Fitch Falcons varsity squad wins their first game of the season in a close battle against the Stonington Bears. Defense became the name of the game as the Falcons held their ground and only allowed 87 yards in total against Stonington.

 Fitch’s run game was also just as strong as they rushed for 152 yards between Seniors Greg Santora, Thomas Williams and Junior Melakai Maddox who also had a 19 yard touchdown run. Sophomore Benjamin Perry went on to prove why he can start on the varsity level as in his first HS game he threw for 67 yards on 80% completion and ran for a hard fought TD breaking multiple tackles. With Senior wideout Aidan Greaves being on the receiving end of most of those passes, he had a 38 yard reception that set Fitch up for a score. 

Stonington made a solid push at a comeback in the 4th quarter with a passing touchdown from number 19 Brady Mullen. But that was soon shutdown with major defensive plays late in the game including a Tate Scherer interception and Aidan Greaves forced fumble. 

Overall, Fitch truly stepped up on the defensive side of the ball and plans to keep that same intensity all season.