Football: North Haven tops Foran, 38-21

North Haven turned three Foran High turnovers into a 38-21 victory over the Lions at the Vito DeVito Sports Complex in Milford on Friday night.

The Indians picked off Lion quarterback Lance DiNatale three times, two of them coming on tipped passes. Junior linebacker Korbin Pecora intercepted two passes and Mark Montano had the other.

Montano was also the offensive standout for North Haven, rushing for a pair of scores (34 yards and 38 yards) and hauling in a touchdown pass from Tom Dodge.

Dodge also threw a 13-yard scoring strike to tight end Kyle Melillo with 23.3 seconds left in the third quarter.

Prior to that, DiNatale scrambled for his second touchdown of the game, narrowing the gap to 21-14 following Zach Cleary's PAT at the six-minute mark of the third.

Montano then stepped in front of a deflected DiNatale pass on the sideline, getting the ball back for North Haven just seconds after Melillo's touchdown catch.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Max Sullivan raced for a 19-yard score to stake the Indians to a 35-14 advantage with 11:47 left to play.

"It's what they do to you," Foran head coach Jeff Bevino said of North Haven's multi-faceted attack. "You don't see it every week."

Colin Finkle's 31-yard field goal made it 38-14, before DiNatale punched in a 5-yard TD to provide the final scoreline.

The senior quarterback passed for 343 yards, throwing a 65-yard touchdown pass to Doug McLenithan 57 seconds into the game.