The West Haven Seahawk Mighty Mite team (7-9 year olds) improved to 3-2 on the season with an exciting 18-12 win over the Stratford Redskins which took two overtimes.
The Seahawks scored in the first quarter with a long touchdown run by Azriel Pizarro and that lead lasted until halftime. In the third quarter, Stratford took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to tie the game at 6-6.
The defenses battled the remainder of regulation which was the preview for a very exciting overtime. The first overtime saw Pizarro score for West Haven, and the Redskins tie. The second Seahawk overtime score was set up by Quarterback Mason Wright’s pass to Colin Murray to the 1-yard line. Pizzaro scored on the next play for an 18-12 lead. Linebacker Colin Murray intercepted a Stratford pass to end the game. Yusef Turner, Arthur Rossi and TJ Stevenson led a fundamental and physical defense.
The Junior Peewee team (4-1) topped a good New Haven Steelers team, 34-6. Quarterback Nick Conlon rushed for two scores and passed for another to Aedan Coe. Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman each rushed for a touchdown. Holy, Coe and Tillman each added extra point conversions. Anthony Dorsi and Caden Stanley both played exceptional defense.
The Peewee team (3-2) beat the New Britain Raiders, 38-18. Avian Evans had three touchdowns and Javar Smith added two more along with an interception. QB Jalen Glover had two scoring passes and Trysten Dos played well on both sides of the ball.
The Seahawk flag football team hosted the Hamden Hurricanes and played very well. Standouts for the little hawks were Justin Frias, Kaleb Gibbs, Zackary Kulak, and Jaceion Dixon.
The Unlimited Division team fell to a very talented New Haven Steelers, 30-0. Quarterback Hannah Burrows led the offense with running backs Matteao Petruzziello and Christian Lewis. Kadear Dembele, Vincent Militrano and Nico Ruocco played well for the Seahawks.
The Junior Varsity team had a bye week and will return to action this week. The Junior Peewee, Peewee, and Junior varsity teams will head to New Haven’s Winslow Augustine Field on Saturday for games at 1, 3, and 5 respectively. The Unlimited Division team will travel to Hamden. For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.