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Framingham E2 Squad Comes Just Short of Win

The Framingham Youth Football E2 squad took on the Wellesley Raiders Sunday in their last regular season game.

In their last regular season game, the Framingham E2 football team took on the Wellesley Raiders in Wellesley. The team was hoping to finish strong to end their season.

The first half started with the Flyers kicking off to Wellesley. The Wellesley offense drove the ball down to the goal line but Framingham player Devin Valente intercepted a Wellesley pass. Framingham then pushed the ball up the field led by running back Cody Coleman, but were finally stopped by Wellesley and turned over the ball to the Raiders. The Framingham defense quickly forced Wellesley to turn over and got back possession of the ball.

The Flyer offense took full advantage of this and scored on a 20-yard run by Cody Coleman. But Wellesley would answer back quickly. On the second play of their next drive, the Wellesley running back would score on a long 60-yard run. Wellesley would convert the extra point and lead Framingham 7-6. The first half ended soon after that. 

The second half was a defensive battle. Framingham and Wellesley both kept making great defensive stops and not allowing each other to score. Wellesley finally ended this with a touchdown in the red zone during the fourth quarter. They converted the extra point and led 13-6.

But Framingham wouldn’t give up. On the first play of the next series, Framingham running back  Coleman broke loose for a 40-yard touchdown run. Framingham was an extra point away from tying the game, but came just short of converting it.

The game ended with a score of 13-12 Wellesley.

Joseph Balboni and Timothy Sullivan had a great defensive performance, and Adam Al-Nammari and Joseph Ferrante had some good stops on defense, too. Cody Coleman played very good on the offensive side of the ball, along with the offensive line.

All of the Framingham players played with tremendous effort and hustle, and never gave up the whole game.

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Unfortunately, I could not cover the E1 game because I had to play my football game (I am on the B team).

Congratulations to all the E2 and E1 players and coaches for a great season.

All the players played with passion and tried their best during the games I watched.

Good luck to the teams for next year.

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