The Winthrop High football team had its hopes for a league title curtailed by a strong Amesbury High contingent, 35-7, Friday night at Landry Field in Amesbury.
A win over the Fightinâ€™ Indians would have vaulted Winthrop (3-5) back into contention for first place, but the Vikings were unable to find consistency on offense or defense.
â€œWe just couldnâ€™t get any consistent play from either side of the ball,â€ said coach Sean Driscoll. â€œWe struggled defensively. On offense, we get to the red zone and we fall apart. We were down 14-0 at the half and we just didnâ€™t respond in the second half.â€
Sophomore quarterback Dylan Driscoll connected with senior Bo Diaz for a 12-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of play to help Winthrop avert a shutout.
The one-sided defeat overshadowed another solid performance by running back Jordan Corbett-Frank, who had 13 carries for 85 yards. Corbett-Frank also showcased his elusiveness on kickoff returns.
â€œJordan Corbett-Frank is our best two-way player right now,â€ said Driscoll. â€œHeâ€™s a solid football player. Heâ€™s one of those kids who does everything you ask of him.â€
Sophomore cornerback Zach Deeb provided a defensive highlight when he made a nice play to intercept a pass in the shadow of the end zone, preventing an Amesbury touchdown. Ruben Powell had a couple of nice kickoff returns, threatening to take the football all the way to the end zone.
The Winthrop High senior football players and cheerleaders will be honored during a â€œSenior Nightâ€ ceremony prior to Friday nightâ€™s game against Triton Regional at Miller Field.