New Canaan sixth grade football team defeats Westport on the road
The New Canaan sixth grade Black Rams defeated Westport South 20-7 on Saturday afternoon in Westport.
Westport drove into Ram territory after New Canaan was forced to punt, then J.D. Sparks made a leaping interception at the Ram 19-yard line and raced 81 yards for a touchdown.
The Rams drove down the field near the end of the first half, paced by running from Jay Parmelee behind great blocking by Tucker Seth and Will Otrand. With time running out, Sparks threw to Sean Knight who made a great touchdown catch in the end zone. After Russo bulled through three Westport defenders for the extra point, the Rams led 14-0 at halftime.
Westport opened the second half by scoring a quick touchdown to cut the lead to 14-7.
The Rams answered back keyed by Sparks hitting Sam Parmelee for a 30-yard gain.
Then, behind great blocks by Max Thorsheim and Alex French, Jay Parmelee raced 25 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring at 20-7.