FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High unified basketball program earned its first-ever victory today, October 22, at home against Newton North High.
Earlier this month, the program played its first-ever game against Newton North’s Tigers on the road an lost.
The Flyers then hosted Newton South’s Lions last week for their first-ever home game, and lost.
So today’s win was huge for the new team. The Flyers defeated the Tigers 37-26.
The unified team is now 1-2 this season, under head coach Eric Tarlin.
This is the first year for the unified program at Framingham High. Framingham High Athletic Director announced the district’s first-ever unified program back in December 2017.
A unified basketball program joins students with and without disabilities on the same team. In Special Olympics, unified sports programs, teams are made up of co-ed students of similar age and ability.
Photo from a previous game this season