DIGHTON — Since the start of October, the key for the Dighton-Rehoboth football program has been balance. After a 2-2 start, the Falcons’ three-man backfield and offensive line started clicking.
On Wednesday night, the Falcons pushed their winning streak to seven games, defeating Seekonk, 33-0, in their final tuneup ahead of next week’s Division 4 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium.
With the victory, Dighton-Rehoboth (9-2) improved to 32-19-1 against Seekonk in the Thanksgiving rivalry.
“Each week we just build on what we’ve done well,” said Dighton-Rehoboth coach Dave Moura. “Each day we want to get better and we want to be playing our best football in November.”
The two teams met in the regular-season finale in Seekonk for the South Coast Conference crossover game, resulting in a 45-13 victory for the Falcons, who picked up right where they left off in the first half of the rematch.
After the Dighton-Rehoboth defense forced a three-and-out to start the night, the offense went to work, engineering a 12-play, 61-yard drive capped by a 2-yard rush from Joe Carrera.
Carrera, along with fellow seniors Chase Carroll and Reis Foley, combined for 219 rushing yards before all three departed early in the third quarter.
Foley had the biggest night,with 102 yards on seven carries and a pair of second-quarter touchdowns.
“It’s been a real pleasure to coach these kids,”said Moura. “The offensive line has jelled together nicely after a rough start, we can run and we can pass.”
On defense, the Falcons starters shined, limiting Seekonk to 25 yards of total offense and just one first down in the first half.
As for Seekonk’s defense, the stingy Warriors forced four turnovers — all fumbles — against the Falcons’ starting offense.
“There’s a few things that need to be addressed,” said Moura. “We missed some blocking assignments and we certainly have to address the fumbling, maybe the cold weather had something to do with that, but we don’t make excuses.”Dan Shulman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.