Pine Plains-Rhinebeck football defeats Dover on home field

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains-Rhinebeck varsity football team couldn’t have picked a better way to celebrate its final home game of the 2021-22 season than by defeating Dover High School on Friday night, Oct. 15.

Starting at 7 p.m., the teams faced off on the field behind Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. 

The Pine Plains-Rhinebeck team was led on the field by Sid Stracher, who had 195 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns. On defense, Sid made an interception and seven tackles.

Andrew Speedling had 133 yards rushing and caught a touchdown pass for Pine Plains-Rhinebeck thrown by teammate Richie Lamping. Andrew also made 11 tackles and had two sacks on defense. 

Meanwhile, Logan Lydon had a fumble recovery and made nine tackles for Pine Plains-Rhinebeck.

“These were two evenly matched teams,” reported Rob Scott, coach of the Pine Plains-Rhinebeck varsity football team and athletic director/dean of students for the Pine Plains school district. “We challenged the team this week and they responded.”

By game’s end, Pine Plains-Rhinebeck left the field as with a major victory, defeating the Dover Dragons with a score of 32-22.

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