For the fans of offense, this game, especially the fourth quarter was for you. At times looking like a shootout, the Foxboro Warriors took a 41-28 win over Middleboro after holding off a comeback by the Sachems in the fourth quarter.
Early on, Tim O’Halloran appeared to be a reliable target for quarterback Nolan Rogers. The two hooked up for a three yard touchdown with less than two minutes left in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead over Middleboro.
Later in the second quarter, a 10-play drive was capped off with a Luc Valenza touchdown rush from the one yard line. The two yard conversion by Rogers was good to make it a 14-0 game with 7:41 left in the half.
After Middleboro was able to cut the lead in half, a pair of touchdowns by Foxboro made it a 28-7 game at halftime. Gerard Darcy’s 17-yard reception extended the lead to 14 with 1:10 left in the half and a second touchdown run by Valenza from two yards out made it a three-score game.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Middleboro quarterback Brendan Chipman found Paul Sances for a 63-yard touchdown pass that made it a 28-14 game with 6:53 left in the game.
Middleboro found themselves back to within a touchdown after a Chipman keeper for 52 yards cut the lead to seven with 3:09 to play.
Foxboro however, would not go down quietly. Quickly responding, O’Halloran picked up his second touchdown with a 23-yard reception with 2:48 left in the game.
Up 35-28 with less than a minute to play, Jack Pond’s 47-yard run locked up a 41-28 win for the Warriors and held off a strong challenge by Middleboro.
The Warriors are now 5-3 and will travel to Wareham next week.