Shel­ton uses big sec­ond quar­ter to re­main un­beaten

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - SPORTS - By Michael Forn­abaio

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.

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