Pine Plains Bombers slay Dover Dragons in final game of the season
PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains-Rhinebeck joint varsity football team couldn’t have asked for a more triumphant end to the 2020-21 season than by defeating Dover on Friday, April 16.
Starting at 7 p.m., the Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School Bombers and their Rhinebeck teammates kicked off their final game of the season against the Dover Dragons on the football field at Dover High School.
Competing for the Bombers, Andrew Speedling had 12 carries for 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns while Sid Stracher added 76 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown.
In addition to scoring a touchdown for the Bombers, Richie Lamping scored two, two-point conversions and ran for 52 yards.
Ryan Martin scored a touchdown on a 26-yard dash and added a two-point conversion to the Bombers’ scoreboard. Meanwhile, Devon Hurst and Ryan Lynn each scored a two-point conversion for the team from Stissing Mountain.
Hurst led the Bombers’ defense against the Dragons with nine tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Speedling and Martin made six tackles each while Dalton Burns had a fumble recovery.
By game’s end, Stissing Mountain was victorious with a final score of 48-6 over Dover.
“This was a great way to finish our season,” Stissing Mountain Coach Rob Scott said. “The seniors played well. Congrats to them — we will miss them.”