CHATHAM, NJ - Last year, Millburn Football had the lead on Chatham, before the Cougars ran over them for a comeback victory. This year, the Millers would give them no such chance.
Playing on the road for the first time all season, the Millers beat Chatham comfortably by a 49-28 score. Millburn never trailed at any point during the game, and maintained a two score cushion for most of the contest, matching Chatham score for score.
Quarterback Shane Sullivan had himself a day, tossing five touchdown passes to five different receivers. Hugh Weber, Robert Almgren, Andrew Schwartz, Justin Thomas and Evan Gershoff each snagged a pass.
In the ground game, Griffin Titan and Jake Zirlin each rumbled into the end zone with carries of their own.
Speaking with TAPinto after the contest, Gershoff and Sullivan both recapped what they had seen on the field. Gershoff, who also had an early interception on defense, spoke about his route to get open for the touchdown, a key moment for Millburn after Chatham had cut the deficit to six.
"Their secondary plays loose man," Gershoff said as he described his route on the score. "I just approached him slowly [and] as soon as he took two steps up I blew right by him and Sully [Sullivan] tossed me the nicest dime I've had all season."
For Sullivan, the show of varied offensive firepower just proved to him how deep the team's roster runs.
"We've got depth," Sullivan said. "We got people who can step up. Underclassmen and especially our line. I couldn't do anything without the help of my line. Ryan Koplitz, Lucas Marzan, Max Edmonds, Ryan Bond, Jason Greenberg and center Jack Simon. They let me throw, they gave me options and my receivers just got open, they know how to do that."
Sullivan also noted that having the two-score gap through most of the game was key for helping Millburn remain calm and collected while Chatham tried to make a comeback in the second half.
Next week, the football team will look to keep its winning ways going on the road with a matchup against Irvington. Kickoff time is 7:00 p.m.