FRAMINGHAM – On Thursday, the Framingham High boys soccer team was the first team to play a scrimmage on the new Fuller Middle School turf field. The boys and girls varsity teams have been practicing on the fields since August.
On Thursday, September 8, the Flyers will be the first team to play an official game on the new turf field. Game starts at 4:30 p.m. against the Tigers of Newton North High.
More than 50 players tried out for the varsity squad in August, said Coach Jon Wood.
“The entire program had about 110 kids try out for the three teams. An excellent turnout in a soccer crazy town, said Coach Wood.
There are around 22 players in varsity, under head coach Dan Avery.
“We have 12 returning lettermen from last year,” said Coach Wood.
The Flyers lost to Ludlow High 1-0 in the MIAA tourney last season. In the 76th minute Ludlow broke the scoreless game. Framingham was the #7 seed in the Division 1 tourney. The Flyers ended the season 13-3-5. It was the first normal season post-pandemic.
The Flyers have 5 captains for the 22 season.
- Ben Sharon, a senior central defender
- Jack Carney, a senior forward/ midfielder
- Liam Gilbert, a senior central midfielder
- Tyler Knox, a senior central defender
- Tyler Ingham, a senior goalie
“All five captains have a wealth of varsity experience and state tournament games under their belt. They are all extremely athletic and talented and we have high hopes for the season,” said Coach Wood.
“Playing in the Bay State league, considered by many to be the best soccer league in the state, will test us on a game-by-game basis,” said Coach Wood.
The first battle with Natick for the Flyers is at home on Thursday September 15 at 3:45 p.m.
While Framingham High’s varsity team is playing on turf at the new Fuller field, the junior varsity and freshman will remain on the grass at the high school, said Coach Wood.
Photos from the first scrimmage on the Fuller Turf field for the Flyers on September 1 against AB High School.