Foxboro bests East Providence in non-league football meeting
EAST PROVIDENCE — Foxboro High School had its way with East Providence in a non-league football contest played Friday night, Sept. 14, at Pierce Stadium, the visiting Warriors of the noted Massachusetts Hockomock League winning by the final count of 40-6.
Foxboro senior running back Kilvone Howard scored three first-half touchdowns as the Warriors raced to a 33-0 lead by intermission. The Townies' lone touchdown came courtesy of a Deseaun Bennett five-yard run in the second half.
Foxboro used a long run then a short Howard burst deep in East Providence territory to score the game's first touchdown with just under four minutes played in the opening quarter.
Howard next raced 50 yards midway through the first period to help the visitors build a 14-0 lead. The score remained that way until the end of the opening 12 minutes.
Foxboro then took advantage of an East Providence mistake. The Townies held the Warriors deep in their own end, forcing the visitors to punt on a fourth-and-12 inside the E.P. 40. Foxboro pooch punted, but the Townies muffed the catch, which was recovered by the visitors at the E.P 15. A couple of plays later, Howard scampered in for the touchdown, putting his side up 20-0. The point-after missed.
Foxboro would later add two touchdown-scoring passes, one from 17 yards and the other from 11, to eventually make the score 33-0 at halftime. In between, the teams traded interceptions, Josh Rambert picking off a Warriors' pass in the endz0ne to prevent another score by the visitors.
Of note as well, East Providence's Sam Guglielmi had a 60-yard interception return to touch nullified by a roughing-the-passer flag earlier in the second quarter.
East Providence, which fell to Woonsocket 21-0 in a non-league game two weeks ago, next begins its 2012 Division I regular season schedule Friday, Sept. 21, against Bishop Hendricken at home at 7 p.m.