UNION, NJ - The Madison High School football team won their third straight North Jersey 2, Group 2 championship, defeating Mountain Lakes 13-0 at Kean University.
Senior running back Justin Goodwin scored on a 43-yard touchdown run then threw for a 20-yard score on consecutive drives in the second quarter to lead the Dodgers in the win.
"It means everything," Goodwin said. "All the hardworking we put in all year, all the dedication and all the preparation, this is what it comes down to, this is what we're working for."
The Dodgers have now won 37 straight games. The senior class led by Goodwin, quarterback Carson Lassiter and running back Shone Register, has never lost a varsity game.
Madison head coach Chris Kubik said his team and the seniors deserve the win.
"I'm all numb right now," he said. "It hasn't really sunk in about three [straight titles]. They're all special to me. It's a big moment for this program. To win three-in-a-row sets you apart a little bit."
This is the first team in North Jersey Group 2 to win three straight section titles since the 1979 Madison Dodger program.
"Our team, we're really tight," wide receiver Joey Geyer, who caught Goodwin's touchdown pass, said. "Going out like this, having 37 straight wins, there's no feeling like it. I've never been so happy and I just love my team so much."
Check back to The Alternative Press.com for a full recap of Madison's 13-0 win over Mountain Lakes.