Paced by totally dominating performances by the offensive and defensive lines, and rushing yards from 17 different players, Wilton Blue raced out to a 30-0 lead before coasting to a 30-12 victory over Weston on Sunday at Weston High School.
Wilton’s defensive line of Kyle Hyzy, Dean Griffin, Jack Savarese, Brady Kuczo, Noah Levi and Patrick Burke, with help from linebacker Anthony Andre, who made multiple tackles on the day, set the tone early forcing Weston three and out.
Running behind the offensive line of Kuczo, Griffin, Cole Snyder, Jack Lenz, Levi, Camilo Galeano and Savarese, Wilton’s running backs Austin Andersen, Jack DiRocco, Ben Leung, Andre and Kyle Hyzy took turns driving the ball downfield, culminating in a one yard TD sweep by Hyzy (videolink: http://youtu.be/9VgkyM8wHLQ). DiRocco drilled the two point kick to make it 8-0 Warriors.
Weston had three more short possessions during the half and was forced to punt each time. Terrific linebacker play by Steven Tuin and big stops by Dominick Polito and Savarese helped the Wilton defense hold Weston to a total of 7 yards offense in the half.
Wilton scored twice more before halftime. Jack DiRocco, helped by crushing blocks by Erik Lebek and Polito, scored on a 7 yard run (videolink: http://youtu.be/qIuPKRAMOxw) which was set up by a nifty 24 yard pass play from Hyzy to R2 DiRocco (videolink: http://youtu.be/Kefl-h_hkQI). The final touchdown of the half came when Ben Leung took a handoff from Jake Zeyher, made two great moves and streaked 51 yards for a score (videolink: http://youtu.be/-elkR3mkibY). The teams went to intermission with the score 24-0 in favor of the Warriors.
Not having any success breaking through Wilton’s defensive wall, including Dante Stella, Sean Soltis, Ciaran Smith, Oscar Telefaro and Sean Millar, Weston took to the air with disastrous results. Jack DiRocco picked off a pass and raced 35 yards for yet another score to put the game away at 30-0 (videolink: http://youtu.be/g9vegZlCcpg).
On offense for the remainder of the game, Wilton pounded the ball on the ground with Kuczo, Soltis, Polito, Dean Griffin, Steven Tuin, Jack Lenz, Oliver Shulman and Patrick Burke each gaining yards on the ground, allowing the Warriors to eat up the clock.
Despite stellar defensive plays by Patrick Burke, who had back-to-back tackles for losses, and Connor Burke, who made two terrific open field tackles, Weston managed two late scores to close the gap to 30-12.
Wilton White is now 5-0 on the season heading into next week’s tiff against a tough New Canaan Red squad.