Pine tops Pearl River to get to 3-0

Published 1:21 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Pine defeated Pearl River, 28-21, in a game on Friday at home.

The Raiders led 21-7, but Pearl River tied the game at 21-21.

Pine scored the go-ahead touchdown on a quarterback sneak by Luke Spears that capped off a 17-play, 70-yard drive.

Spears had two quarterback sneaks for touchdowns along with 134 yards passing.

“That was a big win,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “I’m proud of the way we played. Momentum kind of shifted to them in the third quarter, but we kept battling and pulled it out.”

Ke’Montre Magee had a 61-yard catch and he ran 5 yards for a touchdown. Magee posted 65 yards receiving and 33 yards rushing.

James Owens ran for 80 and had 17 yards receiving.

D.J. Garrett had five catches for 56 yards.

John Thomas Caldwell recorded nine tackles.

Ethan Rester and Ethan Ryals both made five tackles and a sack.

Pine is 3-0, while Pearl River is 2-1.

On Friday, Pine celebrates homecoming with a game against Livingston Collegiate Academy.

“We’re playing a 3-0 team, so that’s going to be another tough game,” Seal said. “The key is limiting the big play in the passing game. They want the big play and they want the quarterback running the ball.”

Livingston Collegiate Academy defeated Frederick A. Douglass, 40-6, last week.