MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School football team edged Chatham, 26-21, on Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-2 on the season.
Matt Mulcahy’s 68-yard catch-and-run put the Dodgers ahead 6-0 with 4:14 left in the first quarter.
Chatham responded with a 62-yard touchdown connection between quarterback Ryan Lonergan and Shane Carlin to give the Cougars a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
Mulcahy scored his second TD to put Madison back on top, 12-7, with 1:10 to go in the half.
Chatham’s Peter Schelling found the end zone from 50 yards out to put the Cougars ahead 14-12.
Chatham took a 21-12 lead following Lonergan’s 45-yard run with 1:36 left in the third quarter.
There was too much Mulcahy for Chatham on the day.
Mulcahy scored his third touchdown of the day before setting up the final score with a 77-yard run as the Dodgers scored 14 points in the fourth quarter for the win.
Mulcahy racked up 277 all-purpose yards for the Dodgers.
Madison will look to get a winning streak going with a home contest against Parsippany Hills on Oct. 5.