Fall sports

Greenwich faces Fairfield Prep for the CIAC Class LL Tournament title on Saturday, here’s a look at the matchup

Photo by Dylan Goodman Photography: Jack Wilson has turned in an impressive season as Greenwich’s quarterback.

Greenwich won the CIAC Class LL Tournament championship in 2018 with a 34-0 victory over New Canaan, now the Cardinals will look to capture their second title in four years when they meet Fairfield Prep in Saturday’s 5:30 p.m. state championship game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford – the home the University of Connecticut football team.

Here’s a look at the statistical leaders by position for the Cardinals (10-2) and the Jesuits (9-2). Greenwich has won its two games in the Class LL Tournament by a combined score of 89-7, while Fairfield Prep has won eight consecutive games following a 1-3 start to its 2022 season.

QUARTERBACKS: Greenwich: Jack Wilson. A senior, Wilson has passed for 2,211 yards, while throwing 25 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. Wilson has completed 147 of the 246 passes he has attempted through 12 games (59.8 completion percentage) and has thrown for 184 yards per game.

Fairfield Prep: Tyler Smith, a junior, has thrown for 1,696 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Like Wilson, he’s completed 147 passes on the season. He’s also completed a high rate of his passes (57 percent).

Photo by Maggie Ybarra: Greenwich quarterback Jack Wilson has done a great job of leading Greenwich’s offense.

RUNNING BACKS: Greenwich – Junior George Vomvolakis and senior Jack Konigsberg have been perfect combination of speed and power in the backfield. Vomvolakis has rushed for 882 yards on 114 carries through 12 games with 10 touchdowns. He’s averaging 7.7 yards a carry and has shown penchant for breaking big runs.

Konigsberg has gained 857 yards on the ground on 123 attempts, averaging a robust seven yards per carry for the season. He’s been a great finisher in the red zone for the Cardinals, running for 15 touchdowns.

Photo courtesy of Dylan Goodman Photography: Jack Konigsberg has rushed for more than 800 yards for Greenwich.
Photo by Dylan Goodman: Greenwich junior George Vomvolakis has gained more than 800 yards on the ground.

Fairfield Prep: The Jesuits also have a pair of standout running backs in seniors Wally Wuchinski and Malachi Mercer-Robinson. Wuchinski has totaled 1,003 rushing yards on 204 carries, while scoring 10 touchdowns. Mercer-Robinson has 793 yards on the ground and has reached the end zone nine times.

RECEIVERS: Greenwich – Senior James Wailgum has been a favorite target for Wilson to throw to. Wailgum has 61 receptions through 12 games for an eye-opening 957 yards. He’s caught 12 touchdown passes and is averaging 79.8 receiving yards per game.

Wailgum is also averaging 15.7 yards a reception.

Photo by Maggie Ybarra: James Wailgum (No. 2) is Greenwich’s leading receiver.

Charlie Dixon, also a senior, has been Greenwich’s long ball threat in the passing game. Dixon can stretch the defense with his speed and ability to high point and catch deep passes. For the season, he has 37 catches for 621 yards (16.8 yards per reception) and has snared seven TD passes from Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Maggie Ybarra: Greenwich’s Charlie Dixon, (No. 11) has starred at wide receiver.

Dominic DeLuca, a senior tight end, has also contributed to the Cards’ passing attack, catching 21 passes for 340 yards (16.2 yards per reception). He’s also reached the end zone three times.

Photo by David Fierro: Dominic DeLuca (No. 9) has emerged as a receiving threat at the tight end position.

Fairfield Prep: Trey Hartnett, a senior and Finbar Molloy, a sophomore, are Fairfield Prep’s main receiving threats. Hartnett has hauled in 21 passes for 385 yards, while scoring five times. Malloy has caught three TD passes and has totaled 24 receptions for 281 yards.

Dynamite defenders: Greenwich’s defense has been anchored by junior linebacker John Insinga, who leads the team in tackles with 108 in 12 games. The hard-hitting Insinga, a linebacker, has 14 tackles for lost yardage on the season.

Photo by Dylan Goodman Photography: John Insinga, left (No. 4) is Greenwich’s leading tackler.

Sebastian Parra, a junior linebacker/defensive back, has registered 66 tackles this season, while senior Matthew Trimmer and junior defensive lineman Griffin Galletta have 37 and 37, respectively for GHS.

Photo by Maggie Ybarra: Matthew Trimmer has helped solidify Greenwich’s defensive unit.
Photo by Dylan Goodman: Griffin Galletta has been a force on the defensive line for the Cardinals.

Galletta has registered 12.5 of Greenwich’s 26.5 sacks this fall.

Photo by David Fierro: Sebastian Parra has come up with key defensive plays throughout the season for Greenwich.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s