Fairfield County pinned 23 unanswered points on New Haven County in the second half to claim a 23-13 victory in the 16th annual Hall of Fame Classic All-Star Football Game at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven on Saturday.
Bunnell’s J.J. Bivona won defensive MVP honors for Fairfield, returning an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to put his squad ahead for good, 16-13.
His high-school teammate at Bunnell, Jawad Chisholm, caught a pair of touchdown passes to win offensive MVP honors for Fairfield County.
Matt Paola of Pomperaug added a field goal to account for the Fairfield County scoring.
Kyle Pulek of Cheshire kicked two field goals for New Haven County (29, 42 yards).
Amity’s Tyler Valle tossed a 1-yard score to Sheehan’s Brodie Corless for the lone New Haven touchdown.
Ansonia’s Jake LaRovera, who blocked a punt and had two tackles for losses, was named the New Haven County MVP.
Pulek was named the offensive MVP.
For the full game story, check out next week’s paper.