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Westport 5 South Tops Wilton

Westport South fifth-grade football used a variety of backs and a few well-timed passes to stop Wilton Blue, 20-7, in the semifinals of the Fairfield County Football League playoffs Saturday at P.J. Romano Field. Evan Zinn rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns to spearhead a strong rushing attack to send Westport into the final.

"These guys made a promise to each other to give everything they had,'' coach Carm Roda said. "That's what they did."

Fourth-seeded Westport South improved to 8-2 on the season. If No. 2 seed Darien Blue defeats Westport North in Sunday's other semifinal, those teams will meet for the fifth-grade championship. If Westport North wins, a title game will not be played and both Westport teams will be declared co-champions.

Westport amassed 200 yards rushing against a strong Wilton defense that had not allowed a point in two previous playoff wins. Eighth-seeded Wilton knocked out the top-seeded Darien Wave last week, and came prepared for another upset.

Zinn, Harris Levi and Brandon Adrian paced Westport's strong running attack directed by quarterback Brian Gray. Zinn scored on a four-yard run in the second quarter and Gray connected with Levi for the conversion to stake Westport to a 7-0 halftime lead.

Westport took control in the third quarter with a 60-yard, 11-play drive that culminated in Zinn's 15-yard touchdown run. Levi added a 10-yard touchdown run on Westport's final drive.

The Wreckers' defense also played a strong game. Westport held Wilton to five first downs and lost its bid for a shutout on the final play of the game when T.J. Elkinton hit Joe Murtha on a 6-yard flea flicker.

"Each game a different player steps up for us and makes a big contribution,'' Roda said. "They just continue to get better as the season goes along."

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