Girls Basketball Team Soaks Up ‘championship Atmosphere’ At Gillette Stadium Prior To Saturday’s Sectional Final

Two days prior to its MIAA Division 2 South Sectional Finals game vs. Westwood, the Foxborough High School varsity girls basketball team visited Gillette Stadium as special guests of the Kraft family.

The Lady Warriors spent some time on the game field, where they were surprised with a good luck message from the Kraft family displayed on the stadium’s video boards.

“Being on the field and seeing the ‘Good Luck’ message from the Kraft family was incredible,” said head coach Lisa Downs. “It’s pretty incredible to have their support and be here where the New England Patriots practice and play and spend so many hours every season. It’s a really cool experience and really special for these girls.”

After photos on the field, the team headed inside to the Optum Field Lounge to breakdown film of their next opponent. The girls enjoyed light snacks while they watched Westwood’s 36-32 win over Nauset in the Sectional Quarterfinals on the Optum Field Lounge’s 9-foot-by-32-foot high resolution media wall.

“We’re usually watching film in a classroom, so this is much better,” said Downs. “This is a nice way for the girls to enjoy the moment and do something special. We are thankful for the opportunity.”

Downs added she was excited to have her team visit Gillette Stadium because of its “championship atmosphere.”

“It’s a winning environment and I always tell the girls that winning is contagious,” Downs said. “I’m hoping our girls can grab a little bit of that championship atmosphere and take it with them on Saturday.”

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