FRAMINGHAM – The fifth grade Framingham Youth football team struggled when their season began in September. The Jr. Flyers started off the season 0-2.
But then, the 5th grade Flyers won 8 games in a row; and now they are headed to the Super Bowl
The biggest victory to date was an overtime win over Walpole last weekend, to qualify the squad for the local Super Bowl game.
The game is scheduled for Sunday, November 4 at 10 a.m. in Brockton.
Framingham will battle North Attleboro for the title.
This the first time a Framingham Youth football team has been in the Super Bowl since 2012, said Jason Smith, president of FYFC.
Framingham competes in the Bay State Conference, which has 20 teams – Attleboro, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, King Philip, Mansfield, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, North Attleboro, Norwood, Quincy, North Quincy, Walpole, Wellesley and Weymouth.
The head coach for the 5th grade Flyers is Mike Todd.
The team’s strength is “complete team speed, an amazing passing game and an incredibly tough and tenacious defense,” said Todd.
Framingham scored first against Walpole, and was up 13-0 in the first half, powered by 2 touchdown runs by Ahmir Harrington and an extra point pass from Bryce Todd to Viniscius Silva, said head coach Todd.
“The defense was stifling the entire game only giving up two funky big plays for touchdowns,” said Todd, who said his defense dominated Walpole the entire game.
But Walpole was able to to tie up the game with 2 seconds left on the clock, to send the game into overtime.
The Flyers got the ball first in overtime.
“Bryce Todd threw a TD pass to Ahmir Harrington in back of the endzone,” said Todd. “Then Bryce Todd threw another TD pass to Ahmir Harrington for the extra point.”
“Walpole then scored on their drive but Bryce Todd knocked down a pass in the end zone for the extra point ending the game,” said the head coach and proud dad.
Assistant coaches for the 5th grade Flyers are Mike Chagnon, Rick LaMonica, Mike McAuliffe, and Eddie McBrayer
The kids on the 5th grade team represent every school in Framingham.
- Kai Lalau
- Morgan McKinnon
- Guiomar “Triple G” Gonzales
- Sumir Ramachandrula
- Angel Lopez
- Bryce Todd
- Amir Charrington
- Owen Finneran
- Cam Mendoza
- Bryan Assuncao
- Christian Tallman
- Henry Claudio
- Kolven McBrayer
- Aaron Leclair
- Alexy Vargas
- Luis-Daniel “LD” Morales
Potter Road Elementary
- Davis Cooper
- Max Rubin
- Jonathan “JJ” Ng
Saint Bridget School
- Josh Santos
- Zion Carey
- Logan Swain
- Charlie LaMonica
- Maddie Burgess
- Ryan McAuliffe
- Mikey Chagnon
- Florentino “Junior” Siller
- Thiago Bastista
The manager is Liz LaMonica, with roster manager Ken Ng.
Photos from the Walpole victory courtesy of Jennifer McAuliffe