With Walpole tagged as Foxboro’s newest rival, many were expecting a Thanksgiving like atmosphere to start the 2013 campaign. What happened however, was the worst possible start Foxboro could have imagined against a strong Walpole Rebels team.
Giving up 16 points in the first 6:19 of the game, the Warriors were unable to recover and fell 37-15 to the Rebels.
It only took 11 seconds for Walpole to get a safety after a high snap on the first offensive play of the game for Foxboro at their own 13-yard line forced quarterback Nolan Rogers to kick the ball into the back of the end zone.
Only seconds later, a 49-yard run by Conor Moriarty make it an 8-0 game. The Walpole running back helped turn the game into a track meet with 71-yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Steve Cuqua also had 102 yards for Walpole including back-to-back runs of 41-yards and a 35-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Moriaty would pick up an additional touchdown in the first quarter and two more touchdowns in the second quarters with rushes within the five yards of the endzone.
Keeyon Neal capped off the Warriors’ only scoring drive of the first half with a 15-yard rush into the endzone. A Luc Valenza two point conversion with 9:14 left in the half cut the lead to 16-8
The underclassman was one of the few bright spots for Foxboro, rushing for 101-yards on 15 carries.
Rogers’ 36-yard pass to Derek Gilreath with time ticking away in the fourth quarter ended the game for the Warriors.
Foxboro will travel to Whitnam-Hanson for an afternoon affair on Sept. 14.