FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State football team has been predicted to finish second in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) preseason poll in voting conducted by the league’s coaches.
The Rams received four first place votes for 59 points after a 6-2 clip in Conference action last season on their way to being crowned champions of the inaugural New England Bowl.
The Rams return junior running back Quron Wright, who ran for eight touchdowns last season with 591 total yards while also netting 468 on 21 kick returns with a touchdown on his way to earning two All-Conference awards as a running back and return specialist.
2016 MASCAC Offensive Rookie of the Year Adam Wojenski looks to repeat his success at quarterback after throwing for 11 touchdowns with 1,365 total yards on the year.
Bridgewater State narrowly edged out the Rams for the top spot receiving 61 points to the Rams’ 59.
Sitting in third is Western Connecticut State with 46 points followed by UMass Dartmouth whose 38 points is good for fourth place in the poll. Grabbing the fifth place slot is Plymouth State with 35 points trailed by Fitchburg State and Massachusetts Maritime who grab the sixth and seventh spot with 33 and 22 points. Worcester State and Westfield State round out the 2017 preseason poll in eighth and ninth with 19 and 11 points, respectively.
The Rams open up the 2017 campaign with non-conference action at Endicott on Saturday, September 2 at noon.
Press release courtesy of Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC)