Pop Warner roundup
The Shelton Pop Warner Tiny Mite Flag Division consists of 5-year olds and is divided into three teams.
Team White defeated Hamden eight touchdowns to zero, as Jake Gigliotti had six scores and Dylan Ziegler had two. Dillon Durante, Ethan Demers and Cameron Roberts played a great defensive game, and the offensive line anchored by Nicky Newman, Dougie Malik, Angel Pinto and Brendon Palmieri dominated.
Shelton Black outscored both West Haven teams, 3-1 and 4-1.
The offense was led by touchdown runs by Jaden Campbell, Peter Whalley, Liam O'Hara and Dominic DiMauro. Collin English, Connor Murphy and Matthew McGarry opened up huge holes to allow for the running space.
The defense was led by several tackles by Sean Christy, Jason Keller Billy Sheehy and Caden Corry.
Team Orange played a great game against both West Haven teams. They tied the first half and were outscored three touchdowns to two in the second.
OJ Inthapanhya scored a pair of touchdowns, while Jacob Bisset, Devin Reid, and Evan Murrell all played outstanding defensive games.
The Shelton Pop Warner Mitey Mites (ages 7-8) continued their dominance by outscoring Trumbull, six touchdowns to three.
The effort marked the 13th straight regular season game in which the Vikings have beat their opponent.
Brett Wadeka led the way with four touchdowns and Gamy Correa and Sean Capalbo each scored one apiece — all while running behind a dominating Shelton offensive line anchored by Joey Bisset, Mason Stanko, Jake Villalobos, Dante Beltz, Joel Ortiz and Tommy Connery. The Vikings made big defensive plays all day, including those by Bisset, Wadeka, Capalbo, Tanner Chernowsky and Logan Carey.
The Junior Midgets fought hard against Trumbull, but lost 34-20.
A Matt Brown 25-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Santino Durante and ensuing two-point extra-point kick by Cameron Boyce closed the gap to eight points in the fourth quarter. A 50-yard touchdown run by Dovontay Edwards as well as a 60-yard scoring run by Matt Wadeka highlighted the day for Vikings.
The season will close at home on Oct. 21. The day will be dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness in honor of the league's late president Gracie Searles. All proceeds will be donated to St Vincent's Hospital Mobile Mammogram Unit.