Staples shuts out Wilton in a dominating win

Staples shuts out Wilton in a dominating win

Max Appell, Sports Editor

Going into the game 1-0, Staples looked to get an away game win against the Wilton Warriors, and that’s exactly what they did in a commanding win of 37-0.

Staples scored 37 points behind the leadership of their quarterback Andrew Speed ’17 who threw 12 for 16 and completed his first seven passes for a total of 134 yard.

But Staples found that they did better on the ground than through the air. Speed rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns, along with Connor Adrian ’16 and Ethan Burger ’17 who had a combined 129 yards and three touchdowns.

”We came out with more intensity than the other team and we prepared harder,” Ben Van der merwe ’18 who got his first start at kicker against Wilton said.

Though the Wreckers offense was very strong defense was what won the game for Staples. Holding the Warriors to only 46 total yards and no score, Staples defense left Wilton’s student section silent.The frustrated Warriors’ offense was only able to gain three total first downs.

“We were hitting [Wilton] and they weren’t really hitting back and we suffocated them on defense,” said Colin Hoy ’16.

As the final whistle blew, the sidelines were electric and the team rushed the field. “The mantra for tonight was be physical and we really were, I think we did a great job,” coach Marce Petroccio said.

Staples now looks for their third straight win on homecoming night as the team faces Fairfield Warde Mustangs on Oct. 2. “You can’t be any better than 2-0 and it homecoming, we’re excited,” Petroccio said with a grin on his face.