Shelton uses big second quarter to remain unbeaten
MONROE — It took a couple of offensive drives for Shelton to get clicking, not to mention withstanding one weird opening Masuk drive.
No. 5 Shelton did get the offense rolling in the second quarter, scoring three touchdowns in a little over seven minutes, and strong defense all night paced a 38-10 win over the Panthers at Benedict Field on Friday night.
“We made the adjustments. I mean, it comes down to coaching and who’s a leader on the field,” said Shelton quarterback Jake Roberts, who ran for a touchdown and threw for three more.
“In the first half, everyone was kind of shaky. Once we got used to the environment, we were good.”
The Gaels (5-0), who visit 5-0 North Haven in a week, had a couple of big plays on their first couple of drives but stalled soon after on both.
But Roberts’ 22-yard run up the middle got them into Masuk territory on the third drive. A 10-yard pass to Paul Ferrigno set up a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ferrigno to open the scoring.
Ferrigno caught four of Roberts’ eight completions for 70 yards, including a 26-yard gain that set up Roberts’ 15-yard touchdown run two drives later.