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.
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.