Football –Fairfield Prep scored on its first four possessions then took advantage of three Notre Dame turnovers in the second half in its 49-19 win at Rafferty Stadium on the campus of Fairfield University on Friday. The Jesuits scored on its first four possessions to take a 27-7 lead at halftime. The Green Knights did take a brief 7-6 lead following an 85-yard kickoff return by Tommy Candelora with 6:29 left in the first quarter.
Following that return, the Jesuits scored on a Kyle Veccarella three-yard run, Max McGillicuddy 48-yard touchdown pass, and Sean Nelson three-yard run to take control of the game. Notre Dame’s defense made a stop on fourth down to start the second half, but a fumble inside the Green Knight five-yard line led to an Evan Davenport one-yard scoring plunge and Prep led 34-7 early in the third quarter.
The lead grew to 41-7 when the Green Knights got on the board on a Jackson Zalinsky 35-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Oliverio. Zalinksy scrambled from the pocket and connected with Oliverio, who made a leaping catch, eluded a tackler, and went untouched for the score.
Notre Dame’s scoring would be capped on a Patrick Schreck one-yard run with 3:09 left in the game.
The Green Knights return to action hosting cross-town rival West Haven for city bragging rights on Friday, November 8, 2019 in a 7:00 pm kickoff at Veterans Field.
Post-Graduate Basketball — With an over 70-year school and athletic history, it’s hard to have a “first” in school history, but the Notre Dame Prep basketball team did exactly that on Saturday. The “first” was the “first” win in its “first” game in the inaugural season of the program. Notre Dame Prep used an 18-point effort by AJ Edwards in its 79-73 win at Redemption Christian Academy. Kerwin Prince ‘20 was the Green Knights second-leading scorer tallying 14 points. Jordan Riley added 13 points, including three three-pointers as 10 of the 11 Green Knights who saw action scored in the game.
Soccer — Notre Dame started postseason play with a first-round CIAC Class L state tournament game at Bassick on Monday. We will have a recap of their postseason run next week.
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