This past weekend, Framingham Youth Football & Cheer hosted Weston-Wayland and Natick for some early October football action.
D Team: The fifth grade D team suffered their second loss of the season by a score of 27-8, not scoring until the fourth quarter on Andrew Keane’s long touchdown run.
The Flyers made some more noise, recovering an onside kick in an attempt to comeback against Weston-Wayland. However, the Warriors forced two turnovers and put down a resistant Flyers team.
C Team: The sixth grade C team remains undefeated after their 25-12 victory over Weston-Wayland.
The Flyers continued their habit of striking early, with Bruno Rodrigues catching Evan Sleight’s pass to cap off their first offensive possession, highlighted by a great catch on third down by David Benjamin Reyes to keep the drive going.
The Flyers defense would quickly get the ball back and although they reached the Warriors’ 13 yard line, the drive would stall and the Warriors would get the ball on downs. The result would be the same though, as the Flyers forced a punt.
Upon the next possession, it would be Devin Pascual-Francis who found the endzone this time, making the score 12-0. The Warriors would tack on a touchdown right before the half to cut their own deficit in half 12-6.
Coming out of the half the Flyer defense got to show their stuff, recovering a fumble. The offense could not capitalize on the turnover however, and the Warriors would ultimately tie the game at 12.
Framingham responded immediately, with Pascual-Francis and Johnsued Lanzo leading the drive downfield, with Sleight running in to put the Flyers ahead. After another defensive stop, Pascual-Francis would find the endzone one more time, extending the score to 25-12, the final.
The defense showed great composure, shutting out the Warriors for the entire fourth quarter.
B Team: The seventh grade B team suffered a loss to Weston-Wayland by a score of 30-0. Don’t let the score fool you though.
The Flyer defense came out strong with William Luz setting the tone with a sack of the Warriors’ quarterback on third down, forcing a fourth down punt. The Flyers would drive down to inside the Warrior 20-yard line, but an interception in the red zone proved costly as Wayland would turn the turnover into points. The extra point was blocked and Seth Goldfarb almost sprung loose with a return but was knocked down after scooping up the ball.
The Flyer offense would try to get something going again, with Aaron Shapiro completing a screen pass to Andrew Swallow to get a first down, but the Flyers would have to punt again.
On the Warriors’ first play from scrimmage, the defense would recover a fumble to set up good field position. The offensive drive would result in nothing though, and Wayland would complete a pass to the 16 yard line, setting up a touchdown.
Framingham would get the ball back in the third quarter but the Warriors would force a turnover. They would tack on 2 more scores to reach 30-0. Let it be noted though that they did not convert a single extra point, kudos to the Flyer defense.
Upon the next Framingham drive, it appeared as if the Warriors would score again on an interception, but Jaylen Avila-Bailey stripped the ball back, the second recovered fumble of the day for Framingham.
A Team: The A team joined the C team’s company as an undefeated team, defeating Natick by a score of 36-6.
The game didn’t start the way the Flyers envisioned. The ball had been stripped but a Natick player made a phenomenal play by grabbing the ball in midair and running all the way to a touchdown, making it 6-0 Natick.
Framingham would respond on their first play from scrimmage, with Edrick Meuse breaking off a long touchdown run to tie the game at 6 apiece. On the ensuing Natick possession, Charles Joyner-James would intercept a pass and run it back for a touchdown of his own. The extra point was no good, so the score stayed at 12-6 Framingham. The defense applied pressure all day, forcing Natick to punt. Meuse would rip off another long run and Luis Mateo-Nieves kick would be good, making the score 20-6.
The offensive attack would not be done yet.
Natick once again would stall on offense, and Joyner-James’ would add to the score with a running touchdown, with Michael Stournaras kicking the extra point, making the score 28-6. Sean Coote would air the ball out on the next possession, hooking up with receiver Jared Brockway. After the extra point, the score would be 36-6 Framingham.
And thus, the first quarter ended.
Alex Ramos and Orlando Rosario would each have their own interceptions in the second quarter, with the defensive line creating pressure for the Natick quarterback, forcing the turnovers.
After halftime Framingham would continue to pound the ball up the middle. The offensive line sprung Joseph Tolson loose for a touchdown, but it would be waved off on a penalty. Natick would get the ball back, but not for long as the Flyer defense forced a fumble. Framingham would possess the ball and the game would end.
Next week the Flyers are home once again against Milton.
Be sure to come out and support the kids! Go Flyers!