DRACUT — After two bye weeks to start the season, second-ranked Reading finally got to play a game on Friday night. But it took a little while for them to get going.
Down 14-0 at halftime, the Rockets (1-0) stormed back in the second half behind two rushing touchdowns from senior quarterback Drew Belcher and was able to sneak away with a 22-21 victory over Dracut.
A 37-yard field goal attempt by Dracut’s Chris Seidl fell just short with 7 seconds on the clock.
“We turned the ball over [three] times in the first half, but we were able to overcome it,” said Rockets coach John Fiore. “We played a great second half. I’m real proud of the kids, there’s no quit in them.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.