Sunday, the Framingham Flyers hosted Milton and Lincoln-Sudbury. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams all secured victories while the 5th grade team lost an extremely close game.
5th Grade: The game began with the Flyers kicking off to the Milton Wildcats. They would not possess the ball for long though, as Aiden Procter-Riley would recover a fumble. The Flyers would be unable to capitalize on the opportunity, but another fumble recovery would set up another drive for the Flyers. After a screen pass to Shane Ayotte, a long pass on 3rd and long to Jonathan Beverly, and Andrew Keane’s long run to the Milton 30 yard line to open the 2nd quarter, the drive would stall as the Wildcat defense held tough. With time ticking down in the half, Warren Perez and Tamiris Anthony would both have stops in the Milton backfield to set up a 4th and long situation. Framingham would take over on downs. After reaching Milton territory, and the Wildcat defense intercepted a pass with 1:15 left in the half, but the Flyer defense would recover their third fumble of the half with 16 seconds left, setting up a scoring opportunity. The half would end tied at 0-0 as both teams were locked in a defensive battle.
To open the second half, Milton would recover the kickoff and proceed to score the only touchdown of the game on a toss play. With a 7-0 deficit to overcome, Beverly completed a long pass to Anthony to the Milton 23, but another interception would hinder the Flyers’ comeback attempts. The fourth quarter consisted of two defenses playing extremely well, with Ayotte making the tackle on 4th and 3 to force a Milton turnover on downs. However, the Flyers would not be able to score and the game would end by a final of 7-0.
6th Grade: The 6th graders played against the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors on Sunday and won by a final score of 33-0.
In the first quarter, both teams would start with a 3 and out. On Framingham’s second possession coming from a Milton punt, Johnsued Lanzo would reach the end zone to start the scoring for the Flyers. Milton would then fumble and the Flyers would recover, but they would not have the ball for long as they fumbled the ball away as well.
In the second quarter Evan Sleight rolled out and sprinted for an 82 yard touchdown but was called back on a block in the back penalty. David Benjamin Reyes would punch the ball into the end zone to make the score 13-0. The Flyer defense would smother the Wildcat offense on their next possession. Lanzo would find the end zone for a second time.
Milton would threaten on their next possession as a spectacular catch between Lanzo and Alejandro Hernandez would lead to a big Milton gain. The Flyer defense would not have that happen again however, as a tipped pass led to Sleight intercepting the pass. It would only take 2 plays for the Flyers to score from their own territory, as Lanzo would spin and juke and run around the defense on two long runs that led to another Flyer touchdown with 11 seconds left in the half.
The Flyer offense would continue to strike in the third quarter, as Cameron Tisdale would add a long run of his own to the scoring, and the extra point would make it 33-0 Framingham. The game would end on an interception return by Lanzo, but it was waved off and the final score remained 33-0.
7th Grade: The 7th grade Flyers achieved their first victory of the season, beating Milton by a score of 24-12.
The Flyers started off strong, forcing a 3 and out on Milton’s first possession. The Flyers moved the ball on the backs of Dedrick Meuse and Cameron Haugabrook, but their opening drive would stall. On the ensuing Milton possession Haugabrook made a huge stop in the backfield, but a Milton completed a pass to convert for a first down. They would later turn the ball over on downs. The first quarter would end with the score knotted at 0.
The beginning of the second quarter was much like the first, with both teams gradually moving the ball but then turning it over on downs. After Nicholas McLaughlin and Meuse made a crucial stop in the backfield to set up a Milton punt, quarterback Aaron Shapiro completed a pass to Jose Morales who ran to the Milton 26 yard line. Framingham would score the first points of the day on a sweep run by Meuse. Milton would march to the Framingham 9 yard line after a roughing the passer penalty and a pass interference penalty. With 9 seconds left however, the defense held tough and prevented Milton from scoring before halftime.
At the half, the score was Framingham 6, Milton 0.
Framingham received the ball at the start of the third quarter. On their first play, Meuse ripped off a 68 yard touchdown run to make the score 12-0. Milton would respond with a touchdown of their own that was set up by a big pass completed to the Milton tight end that set up first and goal at the Framingham 7 yard line. It appeared as if the Wildcats wouldn’t score after Robert Billsten made a nice tackle in the backfield, but on the next play Milton’s offensive line was able to push the pile into the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 12-6. Towards the end of the quarter Shapiro would throw a screen to Haugabrook who ran into the end zone to extend the score to 18-6.
With only the fourth quarter left to play, Milton would score on a run after converting on 4th down and 5 yards. On the ensuing Flyer possession, Jaylen Avila-Bailey would score on a 50-yard touchdown run to extend the score to 24-12.
From there the 7th graders would not look back.
Marko Turcio’s huge tackle led to a 4th and very long situation for the Wildcats. Dimitry Nierman would intercept the ball and the Flyers would try to run out the clock, but the Wildcats were able to force a turnover on downs. Trying to get something going, Milton tried to pass but Nicholas Paget’s interception would seal the deal for Framingham.
8th Grade: The 8th grade Flyer football team extended their perfect record to 7-0 after defeating Milton 38-0. Edrick Meuse scored four touchdowns (2 running, 1 reception, and 1 fumble return) on the day while Sean Coote would complete a pass to Aaron Casey and Orlando Rosario would throw a touchdown on a screen to Meuse. Charles James would have 2 runs to the Milton 1 yard line and running back Joseph Tolsen would punch in a touchdown of his own. James would score his own touchdown in the fourth quarter after busting through the middle of the field.
The Flyer defense had very strong paly from Josh Davis, Shaheer Sutton, and John Pino, who all made stops in the backfield, including sacks of the Milton quarterback.
Next week the 8th graders play Saturday against Lincoln-Sudbury while the rest of the grades take on Wellesley to wrap up their 2012-13 season. Both games are away so we need a crowd to support the boys!
I also spoke to Coach James Rippy of Framingham State University, he informed me of a youth football camp the the coaches of the FSU football team are offering next summer. The camp will run 4:30-7:30 from July 22-25, 2013. The cost will be $60. Those who are interested can contact the offensive coordinator at email@example.com.