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No. 2 Reading shakes off rust to sneak past Dracut, 22-21

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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.”

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