Flyers Unified Hoopsters Notch Program’s First-Ever Victory

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.

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Photo from a previous game this season

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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