By Ted Waddell
LAKE HUNTINGTON September 11, 2007 In Friday night’s non-league varsity football game under the lights, the home team Bulldogs of Sullivan West (1-1) defeated the Raiders of Red Hook, 28-14.
SW’s Brad Reimer returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a TD at 11:47. The subsequent PAT cleared the uprights to put SW up 7-0 with 11:47 to go in the first quarter.
At 7:01, Bulldog running back Will Schlott scored from the 1-yard line. The PAT kick was blocked, but the Bulldogs had a 13-0 advantage.
SW starting quarterback Jim Moloney was sidelined in the first quarter with a dislocated shoulder. Reimer took over the helm for the remainder of the game.
Red Hook (0-2) scored on a touchdown pass at 8:54 in the second quarter. A successful PAT made it a 13-7 and ended the first half scoring.
At 6:21in the third quarter, Red Hook scored a 40-yard TD, and the PAT kick put them up by a point at 14-13.
Schlott took it across the goal line at 1:55 and then romped into the end zone on a 2-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a 21-14 advantage.
At 7:31 in the final quarter, Jason Leewe intercepted a Raiders pass and ran it back to the 45-yard line.
On a quarterback keeper, Reimer took it across the line for a 13 yard TD with 3:52 left in the game.
The PAT kick sailed through the uprights to put the Bulldogs in the proverbial driver’s seat at 28-14.
“I think we moved the ball well upfield, but we need to work on defense,” said Red Hook Coach Tom Fay, whose team won last year’s Section IX Class B title.