EAST HANOVER, NJ- Madison was led by QB Michael Kearney who ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores as the Dodgers won their 16th straight game. Madison’s potent offense put up 42 points on Hanover Park to handily take Friday night’s game 42-21.
Madison scored on their opening drive that consisted of eight plays covering 90yds. The drive was capped off with a 20yd touchdown run by Matt Mulchay and a 7-0 lead. Madison's defense completely shut down the Hornets in the first half and the Dodger’s offense doubled their lead when Kearney sneaked in from the one yard line on a fourth and goal with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter.
Hanover Park came out fired up to start the second half and dove 62yds on 11 plays, including a fourth down pass of 25yds from QB Donato Casolaro to WR Jimmy Fortier. Senior Rory Deluca scored on a 1yd TD run bringing the Hornets back to a one possession game at 14-7. The ensuing kickoff was misplayed by Madison, and the Hornets quickly tied the score 14-14 on another Deluca touchdown run of 49yds.
Madison's winning streak was in danger, but Kearney made the play of the game. On a third and six the Madison QB completed a pass to P.J. Mulcahy for a 78yd touchdown and a 21-14 lead. Madison punched in twice more to build a comfortable 35-14 advantage. Hanover Park, now 6-2, cut the margin to 35-21 on a 31yd touchdown pass from Casolaro to Fortier in the fourth quarter, but Madison's control of the offensive and defensive lines was too much for the Hornets to overcome. Madison totaled over 400yds of offense, led by Kearney who passed for 161yds on 8 of 10 pass attempts and rushed for 70yds. The Dodger's defense held Hanover Park to 161yds, led by Deluca who had 67yds on six carries and two touchdowns.
Hanover Park next plays West Essex at Home on Friday at 7pm.