NILES – Poland’s ability to capitalize on late Niles mistakes proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs won 38-16.
Poland opened up the scoring on their opening drive, scoring on a 12 yard touchdown run by Ross Gould.
But, Niles would answer in the second quarter when Kyle Paden connected with Chris Parry from seven yards out to tie things up.
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The Bulldogs’ Bob DeVito capped off a 50 yard drive with a 34 yard field goal to put Poland up by three.
Niles tied the game at 10 following a 22 yard field goal late in the second quarter.
In the third, George Chammas put the Bulldogs back on top, pulling down a 37 yard touchdown pass.
Later in the quarter, Paden connected with Marcus Hill on a 10 yard touchdown pass, but a missed extra point kept the Red Dragons a point behind.
In the fourth quarter, Ross Gould broke a 58 yard run to set up his own five yard touchdown scamper to put the Bulldogs up 24-16.
Later in the quarter, Marlon Ramirez scored from 17 yards out to push the lead to 31-16.
Poland will host rival Canfield next week.
Niles will travel to Beaver Local on Friday.