The new-look seventh-grade AYF Shelton Vikings opened up with a 34-12 win over New Milford.
The Vikings were led by the offensive and defensive lines. Jake Breton, Ray Wiener, Jake Ferrigno, Zack McEwen, David Youngquist and Jake Delima powered the offense, while the defense was led by Sam Chalk, Matt Dilieto, CJ Zlamany, Jack Carr and Andre Valeari.
Paul Ferrigno scored four touchdowns, a 1-yard rushing touchdown and receiving touchdowns of 15, 44 and 68 yards. Dan Sheehy also scored on a 5-yard run.
Jake Roberts was 5-for-9 passing for 139 yards and three touchdowns. Roberts also had five carries for 48 yards. Colin St. Pierre led the Vikings with 51 yards rushing on five carries, while Brian Berrito had five rushes for 30 yards.
On defense, Carr had five tackles, Tyler Janik had four tackles, Chris Cyr had four tackles and Colin Mengold had three tackles, one sack and one interception for the Vikings. The Vikings will play at Newtown on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Hawley School.
The Vikings were shutout by the Bridgeport Chargers 27-0 at Kennedy Stadium.
Shelton’s offense never got going, as it could only muster 29 yards of total offense. Trailing 27-0 at the half, the Shelton defense dug deep and held Bridgeport scoreless in the second half.
On defense, Timmy Peters was led the team with seven tackles and one interception. Also on defense Tony Perez, Bruno Pulicki, Jake Bucholz and Brian Ramos recorded their first tackles of the young season.
Another bright spot for the Vikings was the punting of Matt Bean, who boomed a 60-yarder to pin the Chargers at their own 4-yard line to start one drive. Shelton faces Monroe at Wolfe Park on Sunday.
The Vikings opened up their season by defeating Newtown, 16-8. Robert Wood, Peters,and Michael Cassinelli led a stout defensive effort. Conner Murphy chipped in with two interceptions.
The offense was paced by the ground attack of Wood’s 102 yards, followed by Bean’s 71 yards rushing. The Vikings two scores were a 71-yard run by Wood and Matt Rice throwing a 30-yard strike to PJ Dejesus. Rice also kicked two extra points for Shelton.