The playoff run of the eighth-grade Connecticut state champion Shelton Seahawks AYF football team came to an end last week. The Massachusetts state champion Charlton/Dudley Rams would defeat the Shelton Seahawks, 54-40, in the AYF New England semifinals.
The Seahawks found themselves down early, as the Rams jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the first quarter, before Dave Wells (9-for-16, 202 yards, three touchdowns) found Jon Sobotka (28 carries for 109 yards, four touchdowns) in the end zone. The 15-yard score put Shelton on the scoreboard right before halftime. After a Joe Zoppi extra point, his first of five, Shelton went into the locker room trailing 18-8.