In a tight contest that came down to the final seconds, the boys varsity football team defeated the Trinity Pawling Pride 24-22 on Saturday on Pratt Field.
On a cold and windy fall afternoon, the Pelicans came out of the gates hot and scored on the game's opening drive, thanks to the efforts of senior Hunter Cobb, who went on to accumulate 153 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the day. Cobb was not the only one who impressed, however, as the Pelican defense held Trinity Pawling to only six points in the first half.
The second half brought several lead changes and impressive offense by both teams. With two minutes left to play in the game's final quarter, Trinity Pawling took a 22-21 lead over the Pelicans.
The Pelican offense went through its two-minute drill flawlessly, and thanks to big throws from senior quarterback Philip Martini, the Pelicans were able to get to field-goal range with 10 seconds left on the clock.
Senior kicker Andrew Schreibstein stepped up and drilled a 34-yard field goal through the uprights that sealed the deal for the Pelicans and gave them their first win on the season.
The team looks forward to its next game at home against Exeter on Saturday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m.