Talk about getting back on track! After a couple of disappointing outings placed the Rebels back among the mere mortals of Massachusetts High School Football (ranked #19 by the Globe and #21 by the Herald), the 2015 team in the past two games has …Continue reading »
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The Walpole Rebels earned a first round playoff home game with its hard fought and well earned 5-2 record. But the team we drew as a first-round opponent will be anything but a walk in the park, as the 4-3 Stoughton Black Knights are set to invade the friendly confines of Turco Field on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Thanks to the new playoff system, Stoughton is another team we haven’t seen much of in the past, and other than Town Spa Pizza and a pretty decent Army-Navy store in the center of town, we don’t know that much about Stoughton at all! But seriously, the Black Knights will crusade in from the Hockomock League, so the Rebs better have their chinstraps buckled, because Stoughton is an “old-school” (i.e., “smashmouth”) Hockomock League football team. “Might be the best No. 4 vs. No. 5 seed matchup in any district in the state this year,” according to Scott Barboza of ESPNBoston!
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Rebel Nation extends its heartfelt congratulations to Coach Chris Costello for being named varsity baseball coach, to succeed legendary Bill Tompkins who retired after this past season.Continue reading »
Walpole travels to Milton this Friday night, for what promises to be a crazy, wide-open, and potentially high scoring affair. Milton has a new coach, who says this about his talented senior quarterback, Mike Fallon: “There’s no doubt that Mike Fallon will set several, if not all single-season passing records here. That’s what happens when you change to an offense that throws the ball 30-plus times per game.” That’s very unusual for a high school football program. The Wildcats have scored 60 points in their first two games, a 34-24 win over common foe Needham, and a 26-20 win over Quincy.Continue reading »
The Walpole Rebels open the 2015 campaign by hosting the Marblehead Magicians on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Turco Field. The rain will have passed, and the Rebels begin the 2015 season on a perfect September night for football.
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Sign up online for Gut Camp! Runs from July 6 through August 19.Continue reading »
On Saturday, June 21, 2015, Rebels Jack Lavanchy and Andrew Papirio got one last chance to don the blue and orange of Walpole, as they played for the South All Stars in the 37th Annual Shriners All Star game at Bentley College, winning 14-13!Continue reading »
The Walpole Gridiron Club is pleased to announce that “Greater Boston Urology” is the 2015 Walpole Gridiron and Alumni Golf Tournament sponsor!Continue reading »
Walpole Boys Lacrosse faced Scituate for their home-opener on the Turco field at 10am on Saturday, April 4. In their second game this season, the Rebels finished on top with a final score of 9-6 to make their record 1-1 . They scored early on in the game with 2 goals […]Continue reading »
All proceeds beneift WHS Football! Walpole High School Football Nation thanks Conrad’s for their generous donation! Get $40 worth of food and non-alcoholic beverages for $20 at Conrad’s Restaurant in Walpole! Limited to 100 coupons–first come, fi…Continue reading »
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Congratulations to Coach Barry Greener for being named the Patriots Coach of the Week by the New England Patriots, as reported by our friend Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald.
What a fantastic honor for the man that has dedicated almost his entire …Continue reading »
We were saddened to learn of the passing on November 14th of Chip Upton, WHS Class of 1977. Chip played both football and hockey at WHS and was a member of the 1976 Super Bowl champions; he played safety/cornerback and wore uniform #87 with great pride.Continue reading »
On the first night of the season, the Rebels defended Walpole’s southern border from the invading Warriors of Foxboro. On October 17, the Rebels held our northern borders secure against the great floods and attacking herds of Mustangs. This Friday, we will repel an attack from the West, as another band of Warriors, this time from Medfield, try to upset the Walpole Rebels at 7 p.m. at Turco Field. (Don’t worry East Walpole, you face no threat from your border town to the east.)
The Rebels stand proud at 9-0, after dipatching with the Bishop Feehan Shamrocks two weeks ago 28-7 in the first round of the MIAA Playoffs. Then the Rebs dismantled (or “rocked” as the Milford newspaper described it) the heretofore cocky Milford Scarlet Hawks last Friday night. (Memo to Scarlet Hawk fans and all other Rebel opponents: Trash talk the Rebels, and you better be able to back it up. Milford (OK, the fans mostly) came in all talkin’ smack, and in return they got smacked in the choppers to the tune of 41-14. You can watch the whole game on Youtube HERE!)) So, as of week 10, Walpole has outscored its opponents 289 to 88 in those 9 games, an average of 32.2 ppg scored, and 9.6 ppg allowed.
However, there is a BIG, BIG difference from last year when Walpole played Medfield over there and won 21-7. See great Tim Hoffman photos from that game HERE. Last year, each team was way out of playoff contention, and just playing out the string. THIS year’s game will determine the winner of the Division Three Southwest Conference, and who gets to move on the playoffs. ,>
The 7-2 Medfield Warriors, representing the Tri Valley League (Large) have two big things going for them in this matchup. First, their head coach is a former Walpole Rebel, Dale Ormberg. So he won’t be intimidated by the Turco Field mystique, and maybe he can pass some serenity along to his players. Second, Medfield had a huge upset over Stoughton last week 23-13 , (and another story HERE) and the momentum from that win will certainly carry through to this week.
All this spells for a great game this Friday night. The enemy is coming to town straight down Route 27 with upset and revenge on their minds, so the Rebels had better be at their best!Continue reading »
It is well documented that Walpole is one of the most Irish town in Massachusetts. Our biggest social event of the year is the Friends of St. Patrick Luncheon every March [watch the photo display and find at least five former Rebel players – what a sur…Continue reading »
The year was 2007. The Red Sox had just won their second World Series in three years by beating the Colorado Rockies 4 games to None. This year’s Senior players were hot shot 5th graders at Boyden, Old Post Road, Fisher and Elm Street elementary S…Continue reading »
Walpole has been Seeded Number 1 in Division 3 Southwest and has secured home field advantage throughout the Playoffs with our win over Natick last Friday Night. That means as long as we keep winning, the next 3 playoff games will be at home at Turco F…Continue reading »
Here are stome online stories about tonights epic battle of the former unbeaten Natick Redhawks and Walpole Rebels.
ESPN Boston pregame story HERE
Dunlap v. Lavanchy – No Longer a Contest, but click HERE anyway!
Great quote from Coach Greener: “Papirio is the most underrated player east of the Mississippi,” Walpole coach Barry Greener said after his team moved to 7-0 (5-0 BSC). “He’s a phenomenal football player, but he gets overshadowed and it’s unfortunate. He’s a stud.” Please see HEROES discussion in our game story! Click HERE for the WickedLocal Natick Report.
HERE is a little blurb from the GLOBE. Please note, we wrote our related story before reading the Globe Story. Swear on a Bible. Because here is what the Globe says, which will sound very similar to parts of our article: “Walpole’s defense was relentless and the offense played well, but it was the special teams that led the eighth-ranked Rebels to a 17-14 win over sixth-ranked Natick that secured the Bay State Herget title on Friday night.”
Here is a funny one, given the outcome of the game. Click HERE for the Herald pre-game story. But watch for the whopper of a curve ball Coach Greener tosses out there. Hysterical, again, in light of knowing how the game turned out, and how well the Rebel D played. (Coach Greener’s Dad was a career CIA man, so we think PSY-OPS runs in the family blood!)Continue reading »
In this week’s Walpole Times, Tyler Berkland is quoted as saying of the Natick game, “I expect a war. It’s going to be a great game, it’s going to come down to the final quarter probably.” Now that the Rebels have defeated Natick 17-14 in the most exciting game we have seen in years …..OK, in one year, since last year’s Natick game, we can alter the quote a little so it reads about Walpole’s QB, “I am a warrior. I am going to have a great game, I am going to do whatever it takes to win in the final quarter, definitely…” Tyler would never say these things about himself, but we sure will. The outcome of the game was in question in the fourth quarter, and Tyler Berkland took over, the way championship quarterbacks take over, and with his legs and arm and brains and bravery, he put the Rebels in a position to win. And win they did. This was a game that lived up to its billing in every way, shape and form. The list of heroes is a long one, but let’s start with these:Continue reading »