Joe Benanto receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured are are current SHS football coaches Jeff Roy, Mike Defelice and Mike Dokla, current SHS Athletic Director John Niski, former SHS Athletic Director Jim Benanto, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Benanto, Benanto family members, and Dan Orlovsky. — Bill O’Brien photo

Shelton High’s legendary coach Joe Benanto received the the WCFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Walter Camp Football Foundation Breakfast of Champions that was held at the Omni Hotel in New Haven to honor the current state football champions.

Former Shelton High and NFL football star Dan Orlovsky was on hand to honor Benanto and the players.

Shelton current football players Ed Radzion and Michael Casinelli received recognition after being selected to the WCFF All-State second team.