Shelton High\u2019s SCC football game with Foran High in Milford was going pretty much as advertised, with each team scoring a touchdown in trademark style on Friday night. Coach Jeff Roy\u2019s Gaels took the opening kickoff and drove 69 yards in nine plays to take a 7-0 lead on Mark Piccirillo\u2019s 10-yard run and Joe Zoppi\u2019s PAT. Coach Jeff Bevino\u2019s Lions went to the air, and three completed passes moved the chains three times before Nick Weissauer scored on a 2-yard run. Sam Olsson\u2019s PAT tied the game at 7 with 5:58 still remaining in the first period. \u201cWe had to switch up our coverage,\u201d Roy said after Shelton came home unbeaten at 4-0 with a 35-13 victory over the 2-2 Lions. \u201cThey were eating us up in man coverage, so we went to zone, and then mixed things up from there series-to-series. \u201cPart of our game plan was to control the football. We were bigger and able to wear them down. That is a talented team that can score points, so we needed to keep them off the field.\u201d While Peter Hoff, Kyle Drost and Wadson Petithomme intercepted passes to slow the high-flying attack, Piccirillo ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns behind the blocking of Trevor Searles at center, Jacob Grosso and Craig Melvin at guard and Matt Zelanin and Chris Pawlowski at tackle. \u201cWe make blocks, they make plays,\u201d Searles said succinctly when asked of the O-line\u2019s impact. \u201cWe\u2019re all brothers, all equals. Communication was the key tonight.\u201d Foran put up a goal-line stand to stop Shelton at its 6-yard line on the Gaels\u2019 second possession. Lion quarterback Jake Kasuba, who threw for 287 yards, brought his team down to the Gaels\u2019 30, where on first down Hoff perfectly read a slant pass and brought it back from the 22 to the 37-yard line. The teams traded interceptions and punts until midway through the second quarter, when Justin Thompson broke through the line and blocked Sean Deegan\u2019s punt attempt from the Foran 11. Troy Vasilescu recovered it in the end zone. Zoppi\u2019s second of five conversion kicks gave Shelton a 14-7 lead with 5:04 left in the first half. \u201cThat\u2019s the turning point of the game,\u201d Bevino said. \u201cIt\u2019s 7-7 and we\u2019re going toe-to-toe with the No. 8 team in the state.\u201d Shelton put one more score on the board before the break. Thompson (77 yards) and Michael Pingree alternated carries twice to move the chains from the Gaels\u2019 37 to the Lions\u2019 38. Piccirillo found Thompson on a screen pass, and the senior followed Pawlowski\u2019s block for nine yards. With time winding down and out of timeouts, Piccirillo ran for 11 yards, threw to Pingree for six, and then followed Thompson into the end zone with 12 seconds left in the half. Petithomme\u2019s interception on the Gaels\u2019 5-yard line stopped the Lions opening drive of the third quarter. Two possessions later, Pingree took a jet sweep around a Mike Ortoli block for 25 yards and a touchdown. Zoppi\u2019s conversion kick made it 28-7 with 5:06 left in the third. Foran put together a nine-play drive from its 44 to the Shelton 34 late in the third period, but Grasso tipped a fourth-down pass at the line of scrimmage and the Gaels took over on downs. The O-line led Shelton downfield as the final period got underway. Shelton went 67 yards in 14 plays to take 6:15 off the clock before Piccirillo\u2019s four-yard run gave Shelton a 35-7 lead with 4:52 remaining. Thompson, who caught four passes for 29 yards, kept the drive going when he reversed fields and tip-toed the sideline for a key 16-yard gain. Foran closed the scoring with 3:14 remaining on a Kasuba-to-Connor Cadrin touchdown pass. Shelton will host Fairfield Prep (3-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday at Finn Stadium.