Winthrop’s defense makes a statement in win over Lynnfield

Pioneers running back Jaret Simpson is tackled by Winthrop linebacker Ryan Hovermale. (COURTESY PHOTO BY KERRIANNE ALLAIN)
WINTHROP — Defense was the name of the game for the Winthrop football team Friday night at Miller Field. The Vikings trailed Lynnfield at halftime but forced three second-half turnovers, one of them accounted for their lone touchdown, in a 7-6 Winthrop win. “It was a hard week of defensive practice,” Vikings coach Jonathan Cadigan…

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