The Flyers 8th grade football team played their final regular season football game in the American Youth Football (AYF) Framingham program. The boys capped off their regular season by defeating Weymouth 20-0 on Saturday, maintaining a perfect record of 9-0 at the same time.
After Weymouth received the kick, the Flyer defense forced the Wildcats to turn the ball over on downs. Edrick Meuse would lead the Flyers to their first score of the day, scoring on a long run.
In the second quarter, the Flyers would continue to dominate both sides of the ball. Sean Coote’s screen to Meuse set up another completion to Luis Mateo-Nieves for a touchdown from 10 yards out. Kevin Sager would kick the extra point and the Flyers would take a 14-0 lead. Josh Davis continued to assert pressure on the Weymouth offense, sacking the quarterback to end the half for the Flyers.
The Wildcats would make several adjustments at halftime, and the 3rd quarter was a stalemate with neither team scoring. The Flyers would be forced to punt; a rarity this season.
The Flyers would start to drive downfield at the beginning of the 4th quarter, but the drive would come to a sudden end after a Coote interception on the Weymouth 20 yard line. The Wildcats would try to cut into the deficit, but it would be Davis once again with a big sack on 4th down to end the drive. Charles Joiner-James would score the final touchdown of the day on a run. The extra point would be no good and the Flyers would lead 20-0 with time winding down.
Orlando Rosario would seal the victory for the Flyers with an interception.
With this victory, the Flyers complete the season with a perfect record. Their first playoff game will be held Thursday at Bowditch field, pending any inclement weather.
As for the remaining Framingham teams, their post season starts this weekend as well.
This year's eighth grade team has showed a huge growth from when they first started out in the program. After back to back losing seasons, it was merely two years ago that the tides would turn after this team, then in 4th and 5th grade, would defeat Walpole 20-6 at long field, and from there on out they Flyers would only improve, going 5-4 the next year. The teams would be grouped by age instead of weight, and in 7th grade this team would make it all the way to the national championships in Florida, finishing in 5th place.
This year, the Flyers will look to finish what they started and finish their final year of youth football with a bang by winning it all.