By Henry & Mitch Goldberg
The Framingham Flyers 5th grade team got off to a great start with a 42-yard touchdown by number 10, Max Stevelman, on their first possession.
While there was a slight stumble on the extra point attempt, with a five yard penalty, they still managed to score the point with a completed pass from number 10, Max Stevelman, to number 89, Tyler King.
Brockton got the ball, after a deep kick to the 20-yard line by Framingham, with the stop made by number 57, Ben Lincoln.
The Framingham defense was able to force Brockton to punt.
On the punt there was a bad snap and Framingham’s number 60, Henry Goldberg, made a big hit on the punter and caused the ball to come loose. Then number 90, Donovan Heggs, picked up the ball and scored a ten-yard touchdown.
The remainder of the first quarter was not very interesting, as both teams had a disappointing four and out.
During the second quarter, at 8:45 a.m., we stopped the game to honor the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack, as it was the 15th anniversary.
On 4th and 5, number 10 of the Framingham Flyers, Max Stevelman, scrambled to get a first down. Then number 12, Derek Bilton, handed it off to Max Stevelman who threw it down field to number 88 Caiden Whitney for a 35-yard completed pass, the longest of the game. Then, number 12, Derek Bilton, threw a pass to number 89 Tyler King for a touchdown. Then number 10 Max Stevelman ran it in for a successful extra point to end the half with the score, Framingham 20, Brockton 0.
With two minutes left in the third quarter, Brockton made a very hard hit and forced and recovered a fumble. Following this, there were back-to-back interceptions first by number 35, Ryan Barr, for Framingham and then by number 9 on Brockton.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the turnovers to score any points, but with the clock running down, Brockton had a chance, with a first and goal from the one half yard line.
Fortunately for Framingham, number 60, Henry Goldberg, got into the backfield, and was able to drag down number 9 on Brockton for a 10-yard loss. With one second on the clock, number 9 on Brockton tried to get some points on the board, and had a great 10-yard run, almost getting into the endzone, but was forced out of bounds at the pylon by Henry Goldberg and number 35, Ryan Barr, to end the game!
The final score was 20-0.
The Framingham 5th grade Flyers remain undefeated with a record of 2-0.
Next week the team travels to Newton.
Photo by Gary Zaino