Game Recap: Wayland takes down Hopkinton in season opener


Credit: Courtesy of Sean Goodfellow

The Wayland Warriors started off their season with a huge 40-6 win over Hopkinton. They will face off against Amesbury this upcoming Friday.

The Wayland Warriors football team kicked off their season with a 40-6 blowout win against Hopkinton last Friday, Sept. 10. Coming out hungry for a win, the Warriors dominated the entire game and went into the half with a comfortable 34-0 lead.

Senior captain Adam Goodfellow made his first varsity start at quarterback and went 3-for-6 for 87 yards. The left-handed QB rushed for over 60 yards and scored three touchdowns. Another senior, Shayne Sutton, made his presence known early at running back,  rushing 169 yards and adding three rushing touchdowns for Wayland.

Wayland didn’t let their guard down, as they held off the Hillers from putting points on the board until there were less than six minutes left in the game. Then, the Hillers finally made it to the endzone.

On the defensive end, Wayland held Hopkinton off to just 31 yards rushing. The Bolivar brothers, Ben and Charlie, both added a reception as well as helping out with some big-time tackles. Senior Sean Goodfellow added in three and a half tackles at cornerback to help Wayland win a near shutout.

Many Warrior starters were pulled from the game in the fourth quarter after they sealed the deal. Wayland football Head Coach Scott Parseghian awarded Charlie Bolivar the Warrior helmet in their post-game huddle for being named Player of the Game. Wayland hopes to carry this momentum with them as they travel to Amesbury this Friday, Sept. 17, for a tough 7:00 p.m. matchup against the Indians.