Poughkeepsie football wins big in second game

Poughkeepsie football wins big in second game

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Poughkeepsie football wins big in second game

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MoQuez Dickens racked up over 300 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Poughkeepsie football team in a 40-20 win over host Monticello High School on Saturday.

“He’s a dynamic athlete and he’s stepped forward as one of our leaders,” Pioneers coach Matt Relyea said of the running back. “That kick return, I don’t know if anyone even got a hand on him. He’s very elusive and also a physical runner.”

Dickens had two rushing touchdowns, returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score, and had a touchdown reception as the Pioneers (1-1) rebound from a loss in their season opener.

“It’s a good feeling, especially with how last week went,” said Relyea, who earned his first win as a head coach. “Our players grew a lot in one week.”

Quarterback Trevon Reid threw for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and Ezakyle Smith returned an interception 60 yards for a score. Linebackers Brian Creary and Joel Perez anchored the Poughkeepsie defense, along with defensive end Philmore Adams and strong safety Giovanni Mitchelle.

“It’s a big morale boost,” Relyea said. “They regrouped quickly after that loss and had a good week of practice.”

Stephen Haynes: shaynes@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4826, Twitter: @StephenHaynes4 

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