Noah Lanner scored both touchdowns for the Pirates in Friday's 12-7 win over Southeastern.

HULL -- It was an historic night at Hull High’s Finlayson Field on Friday, when the school dedicated the refurbished synthetic field located at the edge of Hull Gut. Years from now, when the history books are examined, senior running back Noah Lanner will be prominently placed. Lanner scored the first touchdown on Hull’s new synthetic field and added another late in the second half to lead Hull to a 12-7 victory over Southeastern Regional in a non-league game.

Behind a brilliant sunset, the Pirates turned in a shining performance, posting their first victory of the season and playing fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball. Hull coach Mike O’Donnell said he had a good feeling coming into the game.

“We had a great practice on Thursday,” said O’Donnell, “so much so that we cut it short. The kids are so excited. This is obviously a huge and very memorable win for us.”

The Pirates (1-2) didn’t take long to christen their new field, scoring on their first drive after Southeastern botched a punt return, handing Hull the ball on the SE 11-yard line. Lanner crashed in from the 2-yard line for the memorable score just over two minutes into the game.

“This is one of the greatest feelings in my life,” said Lanner. “Scoring that touchdown was amazing, especially knowing that you’re the first one to score here on this field. It’s very memorable and I won’t forget this night the rest of my life.”

Lanner also played a significant role in preventing the first opposing TD at Hull’s new home, as he recovered a fumble by Hawks quarterback James Cordon in the end zone.

Hull took advantage of premier field position late in the second half to punch in its second score. Taking over on the SE 26-yard line, Hull quarterback Trevor MacDonald (6-for-11, 80 yards) connected with Noah Driscoll for a 22-yard completion to bring the ball to the 4-yard line. On fourth down, MacDonald hit Lanner for a 4-yard touchdown reception and a 12-0 halftime lead.

Hull was shut out in the second half, allowing the Hawks to sniff victory when Kevin Opoku scored on a 5-yard run late in the third quarter to pull within 12-7.

Hull was unable to take advantage of excellent field position following a 47-yard kickoff return by Jimmy Polito. However, Driscoll delivered one of the key defensive plays on the night, intercepting a pass in the end zone with 9:25 left.

Although Hull was unable to score, MacDonald executed an 8-play drive that took valuable minutes off the clock, including a clutch 17-yard completion to Declan Condon on a 3rd-and-10 situation.

Although the Hawks got the ball back with two minutes left, Hull’s Ethan Campbell delivered a huge sack to end the Hawks' comeback hopes.