North Reading Hornets 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

North Reading, Lynnfield should be an offensive show

North Reading seniors.: Front row (from left) Joe Burns, John Mitton, Mike Brooks, Ryan Visconti, Brendan Lutz, Josh Robinson; Back row (from left) Jimmy Campbell, Matt Macauley, Sam Desrosiers, Nick Chalmers.1 Photo

With fewer than 30 candidates starting the season, attrition and injuries have been the bane of North Reading's existence.

The 5-5 Hornets, who opened the year with three straight wins, look to end it in similar style with a win over the rival 3-7 Pioneers.

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Football, 11/21/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Thanksgiving Day Preview: Lynnfield at North Reading

Quarterback: Jimmy Campbell

Coach: Jeff Wall

Parking: There is a good amount of parking behind the field, next to the high school. But once that fills up, spectators will have to park by the baseball field and down the street.

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Football, 11/14/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Masterson, defense do the job for Hamilton-Wenham

When it became apparent that the Hamilton-Wenham football team would be able to capture the Cape Ann League Small championship this season, the Generals simply shifted their team goals: win four of their final five games.

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

Amesbury's big plays topple North Reading

AMESBURY — At the start, North Reading's battle with Amesbury was football's version of a home run derby, with each team going deep to score points.

But as the game went along, the Indians stayed disciplined behind an unstoppable offense. The Hornets, on the other hand, clicked on a few big conversions but saw other crucial attempts fail.

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Football, 11/03/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rizzo, North Reading top Lawrence in OT

Lawrence's Devin Montanez, left, is just out of reach of the North Reading defender as he runs for a short gain in the first quarter of a football game.3 Photos

In a movie-length package, this was the good, the bad and the ugly of high school football.

Both North Reading and Lawrence made dazzling plays, but then had head-scratching turnovers. Even the referees got into the act with some questionable decisions. And, all the while, the game got increasingly chippy, leading to 127 total yards of penalties and six major infractions.

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Football, 10/30/07 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

North Reading stung by Newburyport

NORTH READING | The hot start to the season for North Reading was a distant memory yesterday.

The Hornets' offense struggled against red-hot Newburyport, and a strong defensive effort could not prevent a 14-0 loss.

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Football, 10/20/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket tops North Reading in runaway

Pentucket 49 North Reading 216 Photos

Of all the game plans North Reading head coach Jeff Wall mapped out, it's doubtful many included the Hornets having an early 14-point lead.

Faulty special teams play by Pentucket led to a quick 14-0 deficit. But as the Cape Ann League Large Sachems gradually pulled themselves together, the CAL Small Hornets came apart under a barrage of 42 consecutive points, eventually dropping a 49-21 decision in a matchup of 4-1 teams.

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Football, 10/15/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Tigers no match for North Reading

Dino Rizzo ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter and North Reading kept Ipswich winless (0-5) in the Cape Ann League after recording a 35-6 road victory.

Ipswich trailed 35-0 when Nathanial Bocko scored on a 35-yard run.

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Football, 10/06/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Andover halts North Reading win streak

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NORTH ANDOVER | North Andover played like a spoiled kindergartener at recess refusing to give up his precious football.

The Scarlet Knights owned the pigskin against a game but overmatched North Reading squad, grinding out a convincing 13-0 victory for their second straight victory while ending the Hornets' three-game winning streak.

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Football, 09/29/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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