holes everywhere. We kept calling running plays and they opened the holes.
They did a great job tonight.”
The Gaels wasted no time reaffirming why they are among the best in the state as the defense allowed just 10 yards of offense in the opening quarter and the offense added three scores to back up the long return by Yakowicz.
Carr started his brilliant night with a 49-yard run in which he bounced off the intial tackle and scored for a 14-0 lead 3 minutes, 21 seconds in. After the Green Knights were forced to punt after just three plays, the Gaels marched 69 yards on 11 plays, capped with a 3-yard run by Carr for a
21-0 advantage with 2:58 left in the opening quarter.
“We are 8-0, but we have to look at our next two games, not the playoffs,” Carr said. “Those are important games. We have two more games before the playoffs.”
When the Gaels held Notre Dame on three plays once again and blocked a punt, the Green Knights needed just one play, a 23-yard run by Carr for a 28-0 lead with 33 seconds left in the opening quarter.
“Our offensive line has been doing well all year,” Roy said. “They have been playing well.”
The second quarter was just as effective for Shelton.
Roberts hit Yakowicz with a pass which was deflected behind the receiver and caught by Yakowicz for a score with 7:22 left in the opening half.
Roberts, who threw for 116 yards and a pair of first half touchdowns, capped the first half scoring when he found Carr for a short pass. Carr did the rest as he bounced away from a tackle, scampered down the left sideline and cut over the middle for a score with 3:22 remaining in the half.
The Green Knights (5-4) finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter during running clock on the opening possession of the second half as Zackary Hochman scored from 1-yard out after Tyler Basti opened the half with a 55-yard run.
Notre Dame, who entered the game by winning four of its last five games, made it a 42-13 contest when Patrick Schreck found Aiden Stankiewicz for a 10-yard score with
4:48 left in the third quarter.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jack Carr — The Shelton senior ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns, while also catching a 70yard touchdown pass in first half action.
“The line was great. They opened a hole a mile wide. Anyone could have run through that.”