Pine Plains-Rhinebeck football team kicks off 2021-22 season with a win
PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains-Rhinebeck varsity football team recently kicked off the 2021-22 sports season on a triumphant note by beating Ellenville in an away game on Friday, Sept. 10.
The game was held at 7 p.m. at Ellenville High School. Although they only dressed 16 athletes that evening and had a very young team competing, Pine Plains Coach Rob Scott said, “This was a great way to start the season.”
The Pine Plains-Rhinebeck team was led by Sid Stracher, who had 12 carries for 105 yards. Stracher also had a 50-yard touchdown run and a 35-yard touchdown run.
Also competing for Pine Plains, Andrew Speedling had 68 yards rushing and scored on a seven-yard run. On top of his offensive work, Speedling led the Pine Plains-Rhinebeck team’s defense with 12 tackles and two sacks.
Richie Lamping threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Gio Ramirez for Pine Plains-Rhinebeck. Ramirez later recovered a fumble.
Meanwhile, Logan Lydon made six tackles and two sacks for Pine Plains-Rhinebeck and Jake Wolfmann made an interception.
By game’s end, Pine Plains-Rhinebeck beat Ellenville, 28-14.
— Kaitlin Lyle