Youth football: Viking Orange caps regular season with win

The Shelton eighth-grade Orange team finished the regular season 7-1 overall after a 32-12 win over Newtown.

The Vikings’ kicking game was the difference. Nick Andrade had three kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. Andrade also had two punts, both 48 yard, ┬áto give Newtown field position problems all day. Andrade was also 4-for-4 on his two-point PATs.

The Viking defense was hard-hitting, led by Colin Mengold (8 tackles), Connor Greene (5 tackles), Martin Dominguez (4 tackles), Jake Breton (3 tackles 2 sacks) and Jake Roberts (4 tackles, sack, blocked kick).

Colin Saint Pierre also returned an interception 42 yards to set up a Viking touchdown.

The Vikings jumped out to an 8-0 lead with an 11-yard run by Brian Berritto.

Newtown went 3-and-out and on the next drive, Roberts rambled 44 yards to paydirt to give the Vikings a 16-0 lead.

Newtown answered with two quick score to make it 16-12 with three minutes to go in the first half. The Viking offense then went 78 yards in seven plays to score, with a 17-yard touchdown reception by Saint Pierre giving Shelton the 24-12 halftime lead.

The Vikings added another touchdown on their first drive of the second half, with Roberts hitting Breton for an 8-yard touchdown completion.