The Spartans intercepted the ball and made some nice progress early in the second, but the Gaels soon took over and the battle was on.
Amity defense was strong keeping Shelton back, but with just 3 minutes remaining in the quarter and the action stuck on the 20 yard line, Shelton chose to kick a field goal to try and get onto the scoreboard, but no joy.
Back on the field and Shelton kicked the ball to nearly the 35 yard line. The Gaels kept inching closer to the goal line and then, with just about 11 yards to go, Shelton’s Santiago made a goal, and the kick was good.
With 2:30 minutes left in the third, Santiago struck again, and the kick was good. (14-0 Shelton)
The QB was sacked before he could throw the ball on the next play.
End of the third quarter Shelton is ahead 14-0.
With about 8 minutes left to play, the Gales intercepted Amity’s punt.
Not much happened for the next 5 minutes, and with 3 minutes remaining a personal foul on Shelton’s #12 gave Amity a 15-yard advantage, but they still couldn’t do anything but admit defeat.
So, after a promising season start, the Spartans have lost their first game.
Next week, Friday, Sept. 24, Amity hosts Stamford in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.