CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Cougar football team squared off against the ECLC School of Chatham’s basketball team on Thursday night at the ECLC School.

The second annual contest, a charity basketball game to benefit the school, saw a packed crowd and high energy.

The game, however, was not as exciting, as the Tigers dominated the Cougars for all four quarters, finishing with a winning score of 50-38.

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“It would’ve been nice to put up more of a fight, but I think it’s suffice to say that the superior team won,” senior Zack St. Romain said.

Although this is only the second year that this game has been played, many hope that it will continue for a long time.

“I think it’s great for ECLC and Chatham,” said Joe Sullivan, Chatham football assistant coach and teacher at ECLC who orchestrated the game. “It’s great for the community.”

It was clear that the Tigers were on their game, but the game was not just about winning. It was about sportsmanship, giving back and having fun.

“I hope that this stays a tradition, and that this lives on forever. I really enjoy doing it, ” Sullivan said.

“It was really inspirational,” St. Romain said. “Coach Sullivan has set up a few events like this, and it’s really humbling. Seeing the hard work pay off for the kids is awesome.”