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A lot of pizza was thrown out at the Godfather last Friday night. The Dodgers of Madison came in to Hanover Park and spoiled what was hoped to be a perfect Hornet regular season. A well-prepared Madison team dominated on both sides of the ball.

Madison took the lead early, putting up fourteen points before the end of the half. Finally finding some momentum on offense, Hornets QB Donato Casolaro connected a 40-yard slant to Tomasz Radomski who was tripped up on the Dodgers’ 3-yard line. Madison defense stepped up again. On first down, Casolaro was stuffed for a loss on an attempted bootleg. Second down a similar play was called, and Casolaro was stopped short again. On 3rd and 4th downs, Dodgers’ Max Downing and Zach Shupe followed with back-to-back sacks.

The second half proved that the first half was not a fluke. HP attempted an onside kick to start the third quarter. Madison recovered with great field position. The Dodgers then drove the ball down to the Hornet 6-yard line and P.J Mulcahy plowed through for a 6-yard touchdown.

On HP’s first offensive play in the second quarter, Casolaro’s pass was picked off by Joe Mobley and returned for a 35-yard touchdown, making it 28-0, Dodgers, and silencing the Hanover Park fans once again.

By the end of the third quarter, Madison defensively had eight sacks, twelve tackles for losses and four interceptions.

John is one of our oldest interns and his passion for covering sports is unwavering. His claim to fame is holding the single game sacks record for Hanover Park with eight against Dover in 1979 (although there are no record books to prove it).

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