Gaels Storm to Win
Fourth-ranked Shelton marches past Notre Dame
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
Shelton’s Jack Carr battles to break free from the grasp of Notre Dame-West Haven’s Zakary Hockman on Friday.