The Westport Bantam 4 North football team moved deep into Fairfield territory in the final minutes of Sunday's Fairfield County Football League game at Westport's P.J. Romano Field. Westport tried several passes to get a chance at a game-tying conversion. Fairfield hung on, however, for 12-6 victory.
"I was hoping we could get one of them to work,'' coach Craig Bergamo said. "We took a couple of shots. It almost worked."
Westport fell behind in the first quarter on a 26-yard run by Fairfield's David Summers. Westport tied it in the second quarter on a 50-yard run by Timmy Luciano, who broke several tackles and veered outside and down the sideline for the tying score.
The teams played evenly until the end of the third quarter, when Summers hit Tripp Ryan for a 73-yard scoring pass. Ryan made a nice grab behind the Westport secondary and sprinted into the end zone.
Westport moved deep into Fairfield territory with about a minute to play. Westport was inside the 20-yard line and Bergamo called several pass plays. The team could not connect, however, and Westport fell to 0-2. It lost its opening game to Wilton, 6-0.
"It was a hard-fought game,'' Bergamo said. "I think we are coming along well. They're blocking better, they're passing better, they're running better. We've got a good defense. We have to work on scoring some more points."
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