CHATHAM, NJ - The undefeated Ridgefield High football team from Connecticut muscled its way past Chatham, 42-0, on Saturday for its fourth win of the season.
For Chatham (1-5), the positive aspect is that it might serve as a tutorial on what it will face next Saturday when Parsippany Hills (4-2) visits for Cougar Night.
"This is a team that does exactly what Par Hills does in the way they set up," Chatham coach Dan Czepiga said. "We can look at the film and see what we have to work on for our next game. We definitely won't meet a team as good as this the rest of the year."
The Cougars wound up with just 22 passing yards and 29 yards on the ground.
One of the highlights for Chatham came on the opening kickoff when Peter Schelling returned the ball 48 yards to the Ridgefield 35 (see below).
Three plays later, Schelling broke a 16-yard run (see below) for Chatham before the drive stalled at the 17 and Ridgefield took over on downs.
The Tigers built a 35-0 lead over the first two quarters. Chatham was shut out for the second time this season.
In the second half, Schelling gained 36 yards on a kick return