Madison High School teams are "riding a nice wave" of wins this fall, and the school's dedicated student-athletes have shown they are committed to making contributions off the field, too, Athletic Director Sean Dowling said Tuesday.
As the football, field hockey, volleyball and cross country teams compete in the postseason, the school Captains Council has launched a drive collecting cleaning supplies for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Dowling said.
Initially team leaders planned to collect food and clothing, but then learned bleach, mops, dust masks, hand sanitzers and winter coats, hats and gloves are more urgently needed, he said.
The undefeated football team, after beating Newton 53-0 Saturday to extend its win streak over three seasons to 33, faces Hanover Park at 2 p.m. Saturday at home in the first round of the state tournament.
The undefeated field hockey team, having beat St. John Vianney 3-2 in overtime Monday, plays Rumson-Fair Haven 2 p.m. Wednesday away for the sectional championship.
Boys cross country won its conference, placed fourth in sections and is participating Saturday in the Group 1 final at Holmdel.
The volleyball team fell to Rutherford Tuesday in the quarterfinals, finishing the season with a 21-2 record.
Boys soccer lost 1-0 to Cliffside Park in the quarterfinals and girls soccer lost in penalty kicks to Hanover Park in the first round of the tournament.
Correction: The football game Saturday is home. An earlier version of this story said it was away.