By Daniel Keefe & Max Stevelman
Framingham took the field feeling confident for their last game of the season vs. Newton.
It wasn’t long before Framingham’s Will Claude took the ball and on his second play from scrimmage ran the ball in for what would be his first of three touchdowns for the day.
Framingham had a tough time kicking the extra point during the game, a couple of Newton players made it through the line to block three of the attempts on the day.
One of Framingham’s signature plays this season was a snap from center to quarterback Derek Bilton who would toss it to Max Stevelman who will hit the wide receiver 30 yards down field to set up the second touchdown of the game.
The passing game was strong with Caiden Whitney on the receiving end of a nice pass and scrambling in for another Framingham touchdown.
When the passing game was shut down due to good coverage by Newton, quarterback Max Stevelman picked up his offensive line blocks and scrambled in for a touchdown.
The play of the game was when Newton was driving, Mitch Goldberg came from the back side of the line and as he started to tackle the quarterback, the quarterback attempted to throw the ball, the ball popped up in the air and was intercepted by Robert Mitchell who gained control of the ball just a few inches above the ground and ran it for a touchdown; this was Framingham’s first defensive touchdown of the game.
The entire team on both offense and defense contributed to this win with tackles being made by Donovan Heggs, Ben Lincoln and Willard Claude. The offensive side of the ball was strong with great plays by the entire offensive line and a strong running game by Nick Andersen and Yeidial Cora.
One key to the success over the last few games has been the addition of Michael Beaudoin as a fullback who not only blocked for the running back but had a chance to carry the ball a few times.
Even though Framingham will not make the playoffs with a 6-2 record, it was a strong season once again improving over the previous years record closing out Newton with a mercy of 28-0 and a final score of 39-6.