Greenwich did all its damage in the first half of its game against FCIAC football foe Bridgeport Central on Saturday.
Junior running back Hunter Clark rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries to lead third-ranked Greenwich to a 33-0 FCIAC win over Bridgeport Central Saturday at Kennedy Stadium.
Kobe Comizio, a junior, and Matthew Pilc each caught touchdown passes from junior quarterback James Rinello for the defending Class LL champion Cardinals, who raised their record to 4-0.
Rinello completed 11 of 13 passing attempts for 156 yards.
Junior linebacker Vincent Ceci had an interception for the Cardinals, who had 10 tackles for losses against Central. Greenwich’s defense held Central to 45 total yards and four first downs. Clark added three receptions for 26 yards, while wide receiver Mason Muir caught two passes for 20 yards. Daniel Perez also caught a 39-yard pass from Rinello for the Cardinals.
“Everyone got to play, which was great and we came out of the game healthy,” Cardinals coach Anthony Morello said. “Today was SAT day, so we had guys arriving at the game just before kickoff, but despite that, we went out and played great. I’m really proud of our team’s performance.”
Greenwich’s defense limited Central (0-4) to less than 50 yards of total offense.
“Eddy Iuteri up front and Will Montesi on our line had a lot of tackles for losses,” Morello said. “They really did a great job of of anchoring our defense.”
The Cardinals have allowed just 23 yards over their first four games. The Cardinals held a 12-0 lead after the first quarter. Comizio caught a 30-yard scoring strike from Rinello with 8:58 remaining in the first quarter. Clark ran for a 39-yard touchdown at the 2:36 mark of the opening quarter, making it 12-0. In the second quarter, Clark added a 1-yard run, Pilc caught a 24-yard pass for a score and senior linebacker Evan Weigold returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown.
Up next for Greenwich is a game against Westhill on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. The game marks Greenwich’s Homecoming.
“Homecoming is always a great day for us,” Morello said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of alumni there supporting our program and we encourage a lot of fans to come out and attend the game. It’s always a special day for the community.”