Actually, the Rebels didn't need home field advantage, or for the game to be played in an even year in order to beat the stuffing out of the Needham Rockets on Friday, September 19 by a score of 33-0. For the second game in a row, the Rebels dominated every phase of the game. Oh yeah, remember that third phase of the game that coaches mention but people don't really pay attention to: SPECIAL TEAMS? Well, Walpole's Special Teams along with Coach Dave Cuzzi would get the game ball for the outstanding performance in kick coverage, kick returns, kick-offs, extra points, punts - the whole package.
Come golf and support our efforts to provide scholarships to Walpole students! Register now for the Joe Morgan Golf Tournament benefiting the Walpole Scholarship Foundation (presented by Walpole Cooperative Bank) on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Walpole Country Club.
About the only thing the Foxboro Warriors could break through last night was the paper banner held by their cheerleaders as they ran onto the field to start the game. After that, the vaunted Warrior offense was shut down by a Rebel defense that looked strong all over the field. The Rebels showed dominance in every phase of their season opener, winning 31-8 over Foxboro last night at Turco Field.
In a mere two days, the 2014 Walpole Rebels will take the hallowed ground of Turco Field to begin another season of high school football excellence. This story may repeat itself, but it never, ever gets old. Every year when a new Rebel football team prepares for the battles of the Bay State League and beyond, every year we fans are treated to some of the best high school football has to offer. Our program is different - Walpole has a higher set of expectations than many high schools around. To achieve those goals, our athletes train and play harder, our coaches study longer and prepare more, and our parents and fans devote more energy to the program than what most other programs can match. The dedication and effort bears out our Motto: Pride - Tradition - Excellence year after year after year! Need proof? Since John Lee took over the program, Walpole has a winning record of 393 Wins 87 Losses and 5 Ties, for a .815 winning percentage.
Varsity Preseason Football Camp Schedule. Varsity report Monday, August 18 at 7:30 am. Freshmen report at 7:45 am and will be given their full schedule then.
As you all know, the boys have been working hard preparing for the upcoming season attending “Gut Camp” this summer. Gut Camp will be done next week as we get ready to start formal practices. We have a number of outstanding players that have not paid the $150 fee. Payment is due before camp ends next week. Pay online or by mail.
Elizabeth Grady of Needham is our 2014 Corporate Sponsor for this year’s Walpole Gridiron and Rebel Football Alumni Golf Tournament. We would like to thank owner and Rebel Football parent Maureen Blume for her generosity and support of this year’s tournament.
Wednesday, February 18 &
Thursday, February 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please mark your calendars and spread the word to the youth cheerleaders! All are welcome (preschool-8th grade). It is a 2-day camp that focuses on tumbling, stunting, and cheers for only $50 per attendee. All towns are welcome!
ALL HS cheerleaders must arrive at 8:00 am for set up, Varsity will stay until 1:00 for practice.
This new MIAA schedule is turning out to be more interesting than we first thought. The Rebels continue their trek through unchartered waters Friday night when the Hingham Harbormen come to Turco Field. As this is only the third home game of the season, we hope Coach Greener can find the home uniforms in time to host the Patriot League representatives, currently sporting a 4-5 record.
Who are the Hingham Harbormen you ask?
Tonight begins a four day Smörgåsbord of Walpole High School athletics the likes of which we have never seen before.
UPDATE: JV vs Newton North originally scheduled for Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 am has been moved to Monday, November 11 at 10:00 am in Walpole.
Walpole came within 2 yards of pulling off what would have been a monster upset over unbeaten Natick last week. Going for the win was the Rebel way of doing things, and could have led to a momentous victory. We don’t know if or when the Rebels have ever scored 55 points in a game.
What prepared the Rebels to play so well against such a good team? Practice? Coaching? Weight lifting? No, it was Toilet Paper!!
After what will go down in Walpole high school history as one of the most gut-wrenching weeks ever, what with the tragic passing of Tommy Quinn and the one-point heroic loss to Natick, the Walpole Rebels this week get to experience something no other Rebel team has - this new three game schedule of unknown teams to determine who goes to the Super Bowls. Walpole certainly drew a worthy opponent for this Friday night - the Red Rocketeers ("Big Red") of North Attleboro, and the Hockomock League. Let's analyze what we are up against...
The Rebel Spirit Brigade was out in full force Friday night!
It really needs no further explanation. No matter what this year's records are, no matter what happened the past few years, "Norwood Week" has been and always will be a week like no other during the Walpole High School Football Season. This is a rivalry that, well, rivals, Red Sox-Yankees, Hatfields-McCoys, Harvard-Yale in its longevity and intensity. This game, for these players, is a season unto itself. This year the game is in the friendly confines of Turco Field, under the lights. Couldn't get any better.
Tonight's game against the Milton Wildcats is a big night for the Rebels. The report from the players is that Milton is big and has many talented athletes. Milton is currently 2-2, with one of those losses coming on the first week of the season to #3 ranked Mansfield. They are only one game behind the Rebels in the standings. So, this is certainly not going to be the automatic win it has been in past years. However, if the Rebels win tonight, we are told they make the playoffs. See you in Milton!
This year, we have 23 local merchants that are supporting the Walpole Rebel Football Program by offering year-round discounts to people who show their Rebel Advantage Card when they purchase goods, services, or food at participating locations.
Clichés abound in sports, and nowhere more than in football. Some say "football builds character" and some say "football reveals character." We are going with the second one to describe the performance of the Walpole Rebels in their 49-35 win over Wellesley on Saturday. When it looked like things were not going their way—with Conor Moriarty out with an ankle injury, down 21-13 at halftime facing a Wellesley quarterback who at times seemed to run and pass at will, and with momentum clearly on the Raiders' side, the still-developing Rebels put together a second half which exemplified what Walpole football is all about.
We are pleased to announce that under the Direction of Program Director Ben Kampper and the Support of Coach Greener the Rebel Football Academic Mentoring Program is officially launched.