Lynnfield Pioneers Football '07

Junior duo takes center stage for Hornets

NORTH READING | On a day that North Reading was honoring its seniors, it was a pair of juniors who stole the show.

Wideout Darren Hartwell and running back Dino Rizzo combined for 306 yards of total offense as North Reading rolled to its third straight Thanksgiving victory over Lynnfield, 30-12.

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Football, 11/22/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Newburyport could be without Clancy on Thanksgiving after altercation

Newburypory vs Lynnfield9 Photos

LYNNFIELD | It was a meaningless play in the closing minutes of a decided victory, but for the Newburyport football team, it may turn out to be the most costly 15 seconds of the season.

With 4:38 remaining in Newburyport's 14-0 victory at Lynnfield on Saturday, and the final score already on the board, Clippers quarterback Joe Clancy had a physical altercation with Lynnfield linebacker Nick Tropeano after he misfired on a potential touchdown pass to Ashlyn Calcagni.

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Football, 11/10/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lynnfield upsets Hamilton-Wenham

Hamilton-Wenham football coach Andrew Morency didn't have a good feeling heading into yesterday's game against Lynnfield, knowing Generals' standouts Jake Cotter and Dave Littlefield would be on the sideline.

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Football, 11/05/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket gets past Lynnfield

Pentucket defender Liam Crawford intercepts a pass intended for Lynnfield's Alex Mastrangelo during the teams' Oct. 27, 2007, game.8 Photos

By aggressively shadowing Pentucket's standout running back Nate Bunnell and mixing in an effective passing game, Lynnfield knew what it would need to do to succeed. And the Pioneers added a pair of fumble recoveries and a successful onside kick to their arsenal.

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Football, 10/28/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ipswich plays tough, but falls late to Lynnfield

The Tigers were denied their first win of the season as visiting Lynnfield scored the decisive touchdown in the fourth quarter to break a tie and leave with a 20-14 victory.

Jimmy Cadogan gave Ipswich a 7-0 lead with a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Then, in the third quarter, Chad Leonard ran it in from two yards out to give Ipswich a 14-6 advantage.

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Football, 10/19/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Iovanella paces North Andover past Lynnfield

LYNNFIELD | Zac Iovanella appears to be finding his comfort zone at precisely the right time for North Andover. But the sophomore tailback will be the first to admit that his contribution during this season is more than he expected.

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Football, 10/13/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Amesbury captures first win

AMESBURY | Ask Amesbury football coach Thom Connors and he'll tell you it's the best 12 seconds Jesse Burrell's life.

Nursing a tenuous seven-point lead against a surprising Lynnfield club with 14 seconds left to play, Burrell took a deep snap on his own 10-yard line, headed for his own end zone and proceeded to scamper from one end of the other for 12 seconds before taking the intentional safety with two seconds left to secure Amesbury's first win of the year, 20-15.

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Football, 10/05/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lawrence hands one to Lynnfield

LYNNFIELD | Twice, the Lawrence High football team held the ball and a two-score lead in positive territory, in position to put previously winless Lynnfield away and climb to the .500 mark.

Twice, the Lancers self-destructed. The second series of blows | a pair of clock-conserving incomplete passes, two blown defensive coverages and a blocked punt | proved fatal for the now 1-3 Lancers, who coughed up a 24-15 lead with only 7:30 left and fell, 30-24.

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Football, 09/29/07 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

Hornets come alive after poor start

Fans of Manchester-Essex came out in full force to support their team Saturday night as the Hornets took on Lynnfield at Gloucester High.6 Photos

Saturday night’s contest between the Manchester Essex and Lynnfield football teams was a tale of two games.

The Hornets had struggled to mount any offense for the first 40 minutes and found themselves trailing Lynnfield 14-0, with just four minutes to go in the game. It looked as if the Pioneers were going to cruise to a shutout victory.

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Football, 09/17/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Esposito, Royals beat the heat

Georgetown's Matt Kumph and Chris Esposito celebrate a sack against Lynnfield Saturday.11 Photos

GEORGETOWN | Georgetown certainly knows how to get the most out of its limited resources.

Working with 36 dressed players in heat exhaustion-type conditions, the Royals utilized every part of their unit while riding the hot hand and fast footwork of quarterback Joe Esposito to a 28-20 season-opening win over Lynnfield.

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Football, 09/08/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars