After a two game stretch at home, the Framingham Flyers were back on the road with games in Walpole this past weekend. The Flyer D Team, coached by Kevin Morgan, was riding a 25-13 win last week and looking to keep the momentum going.
D Team: The Flyers struck first, scoring on a touchdown run within the first five minutes of the game. The Flyer defense was in its full form, continuing to hold its opponents just like they have been for the past couple of games. Walpole almost got to the goal line, but Framingham hindered them from punching it in, stopping them on fourth down with a huge tackle by Cory Hemmer. Walpole then forced the Flyers to punt the ball away, but the Flyer defense did just the same. Framingham was on its way to orchestrating a long touchdown time until the clock reached zero, signaling halftime and preventing them from doing so. Framingham led by a score or 7-0.
Jamar Williams started the half with an electrifying kickoff return, but play was stopped due to a scary injury to one of the Walpole players. After play began, Framingham led a drive with some nice runs by Waldeney Santos Jr. and capped it with a short score by Akye Boston. Framingham didn’t let Walpole even sniff the end zone. After a short period without scoring Framingham put the finishing touch on their win, with a touchdown run by Jamar Williams. In a futile effort to put some points on the board, Walpole went on offense again, but did not have nearly as much time as they needed. Framingham won by a score of 19-0. Waldeney Santos Jr. carried the ball spectacularly all game, and Jamar Williams seemed to be magnetized to the ball on defense, making tackle after tackle.
Though I was not able to attend the E games due to conflict with the D game, I did get some notes on the E1 game from their coach. Here is a quick write up on the game based on coach’s notes:
The Flyer E1 team was eager to put up their first points on the board this year, and the first day of fall made a perfect day to do so. This game was a shootout, with 52 total points by Walpole and Framingham combined by 4th graders. Star running back Cody Coleman was finally able to find the end zone after lots of great running throughout the season, giving Framingham two of their scores on the day. Framingham also struck with the air attack, as John Yerardi was able to connect with Scott Beverly and then with Cooper Gordon on the extra point. The Flyer Defense had a nice game, headlined by a pick-6(an interception returned touchdown) by Timothy Sullivan. Coach seemed happy with his offensive line’s performance. But, just as Framingham was able to put together scores, Walpole was able to respond, and didn’t let the Flyer’s take home their first victory, winning 28-24. The E1 team has constantly been progressing game by game, and this game was a huge step up from their previous games. Hopefully they will be able to translate this success into a victory next week against Wayland-Weston.
The D and E2 teams also take on Wayland-Weston next week, as the 5th Grade Flyers look to make it three straight victories and bring their winning percentage over .500 in the hunt for the playoffs.