Lynnfield football loses upset bid in back-and-forth thriller
LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield football team left it all on the field on Thanksgiving Day at Pioneer Stadium, giving archrival North Reading — the top-seeded Division 5 team in the state — a run for its money only to come up empty, 28-25, in a game that wasn't decided until the final minute.
After a 15-yard touchdown run by senior captain Spencer Riley, Lynnfield led 25-21 with about three minutes left in the game. The Hornets rallied to regain the lead, 28-25, on a William Batten 10-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to go. With one last chance, the Pioneers turned the ball over on downs on their ensuing possession to bring an end to the season and their dream of pulling off a major upset.