Our headline writers found an apt term to describe the night Shelton’s Geoff Schultz had for the Gaels against Xavier. He carried the ball 46 times for 388 yards and scored four touchdowns as Shelton literally survived a brutal three-game stretch without tailback Andre Henderson and now enter their last two games of the season at Hamden and at Derby looking as strong and healthy as ever.
They should qualify in Class LL by winning out.
(On a side note, it’s interesting that we’ve had a massive discussion on my Fairfield Prep-Notre Dame post a few weeks ago where our loyal readers debated and debated and debated again the merits of Ryan Nolan vs. Ansonia’s Alex Thomas. We even had a poll asking readers to vote for which would be the second pick in a fantasy draft with Nolan the majority vote getter.
My response to the obviously overwhelming amount of Prep fans pumping up the merits of their guy and the SCC on this board, is this: did everybody forget about Geoff Schultz????)
Anyway, here’s what some of the Schultz carnage looked like on my simple little camera on Friday night.
An 11-yard TD run in the first quarter that gave Shelton a 7-0 lead:
A 27-yard touchdown run to make it 14-7.
Here’s a 66-yard Schultz run that set up his own 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
It wasn’t all just Schultz, here’s Alex Benedito’s 15-yard TD catch at the end of the first half to make it 28-14.
One more side note to the Shelton offensive line and, any offensive line for that matter:
We have lots and lots of love for all of you and we try as much as possible to mention you by name when writing our game stories. But, realistically, it’s not only tough but it’s also silly to pause and then just list everybody’s names in the already limited about of space we have for the story. It’s also tough on deadline to get everybody’s name and position correct. Sometimes we can do it, sometimes we can’t. To that end, it’s sometimes best just to say: “Behind a massive and dominating effort by the offensive line…”
We’re sure you understand. That’s the way it goes on the OLine. This isn’t in response to any comment or criticism, it’s just an FYI.