Rebels Win Again, Play Postseason Waiting Game

Videos of postgame huddle and Dimyan's reaction are at the bottom of this page

New Fairfield's Justin Ariola runs with the ball following an interception as Jack Thuesen looks on.

New Fairfield's football team continued its winning streak with a 20-6 triumph over host New Milford on November 26, bolstering its state playoff hopes.


While appetites build for Turkey dinner, the hunger for postseason football will increase for the Rebels who will know their fate on Thanksgiving Day. Outcomes of games on Thanksgiving Eve and Turkey Day will determine whether or not the pumpkin pie will be a little sweeter for the Rebels.


New Fairfield dropped its first two games but finishes the regular season 8-2 and, through action on Tuesday, stood in sixth place in the Class M division. The top eight teams qualify, and based on other records and possible power points earned it is looking good for the Rebels to qualify.


"Hopefully everything works out and the turkey will taste even better on Thanksgiving," New Fairfield Coach Anthony Fata said.


The Rebels got a pair of touchdown runs from quarterback Matt Constantinides and one from Nick Dimyan.


The Green Wave hung in there and trailed 14-6 at halftime. QB Reese Vanek connected with John Fitzmaurice for the Green Wave score.


New Fairfield's Justin Ariola intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.


Both defenses were strong. New Milford held the Rebels to their lowest point total since an opening-week loss to Masuk. The Wave's campaign ends at 4-6.


"New Milford played their tails off. They played their best," Fata said.


The Rebels' winning streak includes a victory over Weston, the Trojans' lone defeat, and three straight contests with 40-plus points heading into the New Milford game.


"I really feel like this team's special. I feel like we have a lot of momentum on our side right now," Fata said.



Nick Dimyan carries the ball as New Milford's Ricky Ganser looks to make a tackle.


QB Matt Constantinides throws a pass for the Rebels.

The Rebels and Green Wave lined up for their Thanksgiving week game two days before Turkey Day.


A pair of players who wear No. 52, New Milford's Mike Define and New Fairfield's Shane Mallory, shake hands as the game ends.

New Milford's Sergey Holcomb carries the ball and is tackled.

New Fairfield's Nick Dimyan talks about the win in the video below:



The Rebels celebrate their triumph in the video below:




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