Masconomet Chieftains Football '17

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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Pentucket downed by Masconomet

BOXFORD - After Masconomet recovered a Pentucket fumble on its fourth play of Friday night's game, the hosts' offense the field for the first time determined to put together statement drive.

Eight plays later, Pete Kitsakos plunged into the end zone to cap a drive where the Chieftains never attempted a pass. The statement was made - and the message carried all night.

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