Two Super Bowl contenders from a year ago squared off on Friday afternoon at Madsion Park, but it was the Dorchester Bears and their stifling defense that looked to be in championship form, opening their 2013 campaign with a dominant 22-0 win over Madsion Park.
The Bears, who notched six shutouts last year during their 10-win, undefeated regular season, looked as if they did not miss a beat. The Cardinals on the other hand missed quite a few.
Madison Park football has been built around a ground-and-pound mentality offensively, but the Bears took the Cardinals right out of their game. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.