New Canaan fourth grade football ties Ridgefield, NJ
The New Canaan Red fourth grade football team played Ridgefield, NJ Black to a 13-13 tie on Sunday.
New Canaan won the toss and elected to receive. On its third play from scrimmage, New Canaan scored a 70-yard touchdown on a sweep by Robert Evans. Key blocks by Charlie Mullaney, Thomas Marshall, Dylan McDonald Alec Kazlauskas and Greg Korsun paved the way for Evans. The extra point run by Nick Gilio was stopped just short of the goal line.
The New Canaan defense was led by the linebacking core of Andrew Smith, Robert Evans and Nick Gilio. On the ends, New Canaan had Christopher Carratu and Thomas Marshall; at tackle, New Canaan had Charlie Mulaney and Greg Korsun; at guard New Canaan had Andrew Morse and Jack Hynes; at defensive back, New Canaan had Colby Gardiner and Xander Arnone.
On Ridgefield's fourth possession, it threw the ball on third-and-10 and Diego Ferreira stopped the drive with an interception. On the play, Carratu, Marshall, Morse and Mullaney all applied pressure on the Ridgefield quarterback.
On New Canaan's fifth possession, the offense drove to the Ridgefield 25-yard line with runs by quarterback Andrew Smith and Gilio. On the third play of the drive, Evans sprinted around end to score a 25-yard touchdown, his second of the day. Key blocks were made by Gilio, center Steven Hoge, Korsun and Marshall. Gilio successfully converted the extra point and New Canaan took a 13-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Ridgefield drove down the field for a touchdown on a drive that lasted the entire quarter.
New Canaan's offense stalled and was forced to punt on its next possession.
On Ridgefield third possession of the half, it drove for another touchdown to tie the score at 13-13. Ridgefield attempted a conversion and was stopped by Chris Carratu, Andrew Smith, Robert Evans and Xander Arnone.
Ridgefield got the ball back one time with just minutes left and their drive was abruptly ended by a key interception by Gardiner.
The game ended in a tie with New Canaan unable to score.