Coach Greener Named Patriots Coach of the Week!

  • Calendar iconNovember 19, 2014
Coach Greener Named Patriots Coach of the Week!

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 adult life to the Walpole High School Football Program. Wonderful, wonderful choice by the Patriots; this could not have gone to a more deserving man. Coach Greener embodies in every way the motto of the Rebels program: Pride Tradition Excellence. Please take a moment in the next couple of days, whether by phone or email or in person, to express congratulations to Coach for this most deserving honor. And let this honor be the fuel that will propel the Rebels to the next three victories in the next three games of the season!

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Rebel Nation Loses Good Friend Chip Upton

  • Calendar iconNovember 16, 2014

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.

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Border Wars Continue This Friday Night!

  • Calendar iconNovember 13, 2014

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.)

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No Luck of the Irish For the Shamrocks; Rebs to Continue Orinthological Exploits!

  • Calendar iconNovember 3, 2014
No Luck of the Irish For the Shamrocks; Rebs to Continue Orinthological Exploits!

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 surprise!!]. Also,Walpole's favorite bar/restaurant is Finnegans Wake, named after Irish author James Joyce's novel of the same name. Finnegans owner Tom Kirwan has been our gracious host for many years after Rebel Home games. However, Walpole showed the visiting Shamrocks of Bishop Feehan NO hospitality, Irish or otherwise, last Friday night, trouncing Bishop Feehan 28-7.

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Bring On the Shamrocks!

  • Calendar iconOctober 31, 2014
Bring On the Shamrocks!

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 Schools. But something else of serious note happened in the late Fall of 2007. IT WAS THE LAST TIME THE REBELS PLAYED THE SHAMROCKS, AND REBS DIDN'T LOSE (as they say) THEY JUST RAN OUT OF TIME!

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Playoffs are Here!

  • Calendar iconOctober 28, 2014

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 Field in Walpole.

Walpole will play number 8 seed Bishop Feehan at Turco this Friday Night at 7:00 to open playoff run. Let’s show Rebel Pride and come out in full force to make the home field an advantage!

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Early On Line Stories about Walpole's Great Win Over Natick to WIN the Herget TITLE

  • Calendar iconOctober 25, 2014

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!)

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Let There Be No Doubt! Rebels Beat RedHawks 17-14!

  • Calendar iconOctober 24, 2014

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:

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A Tale of Two Cities

  • Calendar iconOctober 16, 2014

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"  We all recognize the opening line of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. In 2014, it is clearly the best of times for the 5-0 Walpole Rebels, and the worst of time for the 0-5 Norwood Mustangs. But did you know that the words that follow this famous line also apply to the two rival football programs? It goes on: " . . . it was the epoch of belief; it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness;  it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, [they] had nothing before [them]. . . ." Weirdly prophetic, no? Saturday at 2:30 p.m. {it was around the same time that Dickens wrote this story that all high schools played on Saturdays in Massachusetts} at Norwood High School is where this Tale of Two Cities will be played out on the gridiron. With all due respect, it is not going to be pretty. 

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Warm Walpole Welcome to "Trainer Tigs!"

  • Calendar iconOctober 10, 2014

For the last several years, any time a Walpole High School athlete received an injury, needed ice or a Band-Aid, had to get back out on the athletic field, needed clearance for gym or just needed someone to talk to, “Trainer Mike” Belanger was the person to see.

But, this fall when the students came back to school, not only was Mike not there, but the new athletic trainer was a woman. And not only a woman, but an honest-to-goodness Doctor of Physical Therapy—Dr. Antigone Matsakis.

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