Gaels Storm to Win

Fourth-ranked Shel­ton marches past Notre Dame

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - SPORTS - By Mike Madera

WEST HAVEN — With heavy rain fall­ing, there was be­lief Mother Na­ture was the balanc­ing fac­tor when Notre Dame and Shel­ton met Fri­day evening. The Gaels had other ideas.

David Yakow­icz started the game with a long touch­down run, Shel­ton then scored on its first five of­fen­sive pos­ses­sions, and the Gaels scored 42 first half points in a 44-13 South­ern Con­necti­cut Con­fer­ence Tier I vic­tory over the Green Knights at Vet­er­ans Memo­rial Field in West Haven Fri­day evening.

The fourth-ranked Gaels im­proved to 8-0 and con­tin­ued their quest to stay atop the Class LL rank­ings.

“The open­ing kick­off set the tone,” Shel­ton coach Jeff Roy said. “We have been work­ing on kick­offs and have been look­ing to get one. We have been close to bust­ing one.”

The Gaels were on point from the start, hold­ing a 292 to mi­nus-13 yard ad­van­tage af­ter 24 min­utes of play. Dur­ing that time frame, se­nior Jack Carr ran for 135 yards and three touch­downs on nine car­ries, and caught a screen pass from Jake Roberts which he tured into a 70-yard touch­down re­cep­tion.

Yakow­icz opened the con­test with an 81-yard kick­off re­turn, and scored his sec­ond touch­down of the game on a re­mark­able 13-yard pass play with Roberts.

“The of­fen­sive line was so good,” Carr said. “There were 44 13

John Vana­core / For Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Shel­ton’s Jack Carr bat­tles to break free from the grasp of Notre Dame-West Haven’s Zakary Hock­man on Fri­day.

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