Madison, NJ – The Millburn football Millers fell to the Madison Dodgers in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, the last game of the season. Although they were heavy underdogs going into the contest, the Millers kept it close with the help of Madison’s sloppy play including a fumble, encroachments, and false starts. However, they were unable to take advantage of the mistakes made by the opposition.
Despite their undiscipline play, the Dodgers controlled the pace of the game as well as the scoreboard. In the first quarter, Madison’s Michael Kearney, the quarterback, connected with tight end Stephen Esposito for a 29-yard back shoulder TD pass. Kearney added to the lead with a six yard reed option TD keep in the second quarter to give the Dodgers a 14-0 lead.
The Millburn defense was able to stall Madison’s offense in the third quarter, but were unable to score themselves. In the fourth, Kearney added another two more TD scrambles to his stat sheet, for 10 and 24 yards. Peter Serruto also hooked up with Ben Pampush for a 19-yard TD, for Millburn’s only score of the game.
While Madison continues on their undefeated trek for a state title, Millburn ended their season at 1-9, with their only win coming against Belleville. The Dodgers improve in the all time series against the Millers to 52-27-5.