A pair of Shelton turnovers, including an interception thrown by Ray Pendagast that Cheshire’s Billy Ragone took 40 yards for a score, helps Cheshire put the Gaels into a 20-7 hole.
Now, Shelton has turned the ball over a third time early in the third quarter and is in big trouble as Cheshire is driving into Shelton territory.
Update: Cheshire couldn’t convert a fourth down and Shelton’s Matt Stevko just caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Mike Brighindi. It is now 20-14 with just over five minutes remaining in the third.
Update: Shelton held on fourth and 5 inside their 10 yard line and marched right back down the field, scored on a touchdown run by Joel Youd and took a 21-20 lead with 9:01 remaining.
Shelton still leads with 8:39 remaining in the game.
Final Update: Shelton wins 35-34 in overtime.
When we last left, Cheshire took lead with 6:24 remaining when Billy Ragone, on a 4th and 4 from 46, hit Brian Havlicek for a short pass that turned into a 54-yard TD to made it 28-21.
Shelton took over at its own 18 with 2:18 left and had a 4th and 5 at the Cheshire 43 Mike Brighindi hit Jon Ercolino for a 7-yard gain and the first down. Shelton faced third and 3 from the Cheshire 29, and Brighindi hit Ercolino for 28 yards down to the 1.
On third and goal, Ryan D’Angelis scored to tie the game at 28-28 with 30 seconds left. That completed an 82-yard drive in 1:48.
In overtime: Cheshire scored on Ragone threw a 10-yard TD on first and 10. The kick, however, was low. Cheshire led 34-28.
Joel Youd ran five yards and then scored on the next play, a 5-yard run, to tie the score. After a Cheshire encroachment penalty nullified his first extra point, Jamal Mitchell kicked the extra point for the win.