MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School football team earned its first win of the season in emphatic fashion.

The Dodgers rolled past Hackettstown, 56-7, on Saturday afternoon. Madison was balanced in its attack and did damage both on the ground and in the air.

Madison scored 21 points apiece in the first and second quarters. Nasir Love opened the scoring with 49-yard touchdown run to put the Dodgers up 7-0 in the first quarter.

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Austin Schmitz powered his way into the end zone before quarterback Jack O’Hearen connected with Matt Mulcahy on a 32-yard TD pass as the Dodgers built a 21-0 lead with four minutes left in the first quarter.

After Hackettstown scored on a two-yard Tim Ervey run, O’Hearen found Schmitz on a screen pass for another score.

O’Hearen later connected with Vincent Costa on a 28-yard TD pass with 2:17 left in the half as Madison led 35-7.

Schmitz and John Geier touchdowns capped off the 49-point victory for the Dodgers, which improved to 1-1 on the season.

Madison gets set to take on Bernards Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Bernards is off to a 2-0 start following wins over Metuchen and Delaware Valley.

It’s the first meeting between the teams since 2012 – a 46-21 Madison victory.