North Reading Hornets Football '17

North Reading falls conversion short of upset at Melrose

MELROSE - Last weekend, North Reading got a last second field goal to win its first round tournament game, but on Friday the magic ran out as the Hornets missed a late two-point conversion to fall just short against top seeded Melrose, 27-26, in the Division 4 North semifinals.

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Football, 11/03/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Reading wins on last second field goal

NORTH READING — Alex D'Ambrosio kicked an 18-yard field goal with no time on the clock to give North Reading a 17-14 win over Wayland in the first round of the Division 4 North tournament Friday night.

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Football, 10/27/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Reading rolls past Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT — The North Reading football team continued its four-game winning streak on Friday, downing Newburyport in convincing fashion, 32-13, on the road.

Newburyport took an early lead on a 32-yard touchdown by Myles Maloof after the Clippers recovered a Hornet fumble, but North Reading senior Alex D'Ambrosio got the ball on every play the subsequent drive, capping it off with an 18-yard catch. North Reading's extra point kick was blocked, but picked up and taken into the end zone to make it 8-7 North Reading.

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Football, 10/20/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Reading rallies past Masco in OT

NORTH READING — Undermanned and undersized, the North Reading football team took down Masconomet, 20-14 in overtime on Friday night as the Hornets secured at least a share of the Cape Ann League Large title for the second straight season.
And they did so on the back of senior Jake Bedell.
With starting signal caller Jake Bythrow out of the line up, Bedell took the majority of snaps at quarterback, rushing the ball on 17 of the hosts’ 23 plays in the second half and overtime while running in for the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter.
“Jake’s a beast for us and we told him, ‘if you want to be a champion, take the game over. And he did’,” explained Hornets coach Jeff Wall, who said Bedell was a game-time decision because of a lower body injury.
“He watched guys in the past ... he learned from a good group of mentors.”
Bedell had 17 rushes on North Readings’s 23 plays in the second half and overtime, willing his squad to victory.
While it was Alex D’Ambrosio who rushed in from three yards out for the game-winner, every Masco defender followed Bedell when he faked the keeper, giving D’Ambrosio plenty of daylight to cross the goal line.
Both clubs are now 4-2. 
The Chieftains (4-2) would get their shot after Bryce Wronski stuffed Bedell on the two-point try. But three straight incompletions after a first down run ended the contest.

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Football, 10/13/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hornets switch gear, clip Pentucket

WEST NEWBURY — The switch to Plan B worked again for the North Reading football team.

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Football, 10/07/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Reading storms past Triton

NORTH READING — Trailing 17-7 with 2:54 to play in the third quarter, the North Reading football team erupted for 33 points over the final 15 minutes to beat Triton 40-31 on Friday night.

The Hornets scored twice in the final minute of the third quarter, scoring a TD with 0:55 in the quarter before recovering the onside kick and then scoring again two plays later. The Hornets extended their lead with another touchdown with 8:04 to play in the fourth, and after Triton responded to cut the lead to 28-25, North Reading scored twice more to put the game out of reach.

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Football, 09/29/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lynn English blanks North Reading

LYNN — North Reading dropped to 1-2 with a 14-0 loss last night at Lynn English.

The win pushed the Bulldogs to 3-0.

North Reading, which has lost two straight, hopes to rebound when it hosts Triton Friday at 7 p.m. 

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Football, 09/22/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Peach's big day carries H-W past North Reading

NORTH READING - First half penalties plagued the North Reading football team Friday night against Hamilton-Wenham.

Self-inflicted wounds positioned the Hornets with one foot in the grave, but it was General senior captain Cam Peach who buried the opposition.

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Football, 09/15/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Bythrow, Hornets take down Brighton

BRIGHTON — Kyle Bythrow dominated on the ground and through the air as North Reading picked up a 31-8 season-opening win over Brighton on Friday.

Bythrow rushed for 191 yards on 17 carries and also went 7 for 11 with 90 yards and three touchdowns through the air. His first was a 30-yard touchdown pass to Lionel Beane in the first quarter, followed by a 28-yard strike to Jake Bedell. Both touchdowns were followed by successful two-point conversions, making it 16-0 going into halftime.

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Football, 09/08/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars