By Adam Levine
The Framingham State Rams lost to the Bridgewater State Bears 21-7 on Senior Day at Bowditch Field Nov. 4.
The Rams now hold an overall record of 4-4 and a conference record of 4-3.
Framingham honored 10 graduating seniors and graduate students for their final home game as a Ram: defensive backs MoMo Nazaire and Donald Noudjom; defensive end Kymauny Roland; defensive tackle Anderson Larosilliere; defensive lineman Adeboye Oyaronbi; linebacker Jared Martino; offensive linemen Tevin Cadet and Brian Callahan; quarterback Terry Smith; running back Devaun Ford; safety Chase Buono; and wide receiver Johnny Rosario.
Among their graduating seniors are captains Buono, Callahan, and Ford.
The game was very defense-driven, with most drives ending with an interception or fumble or with the offense punting away the ball.
Bridgewater’s offense broke through and scored two touchdowns during the first half, taking a 14-0 lead over the Rams.
As time expired in the first half, Martino intercepted Bridgewater’s pass on the 1-yard line and ran it back for a 99-yard touchdown.
The Bears led 14-7 entering the second half.
After forcing the Rams to punt away the opening offensive drive, the Bears capitalized with another touchdown.
The momentum from both teams then slowed down on both sides of the ball.
Bridgewater led 21-7 and scored the final points of the game during just the second drive of the second half.
Callahan said, “Obviously, we didn't do what we wanted to do.
“But at the end of the day, it's a family,” he added.
Buono said he believes the team could have had a better season, but he is “proud” of them and everyone “tried their best.”
He said next season, “It’s on them to pick it up.
“I think overall, they'll be pretty good next year,” Buono added.
Despite their loss, Ford passed the 1,000-rushing-yard mark for the season, an impressive feat he accomplished three of his four seasons as a Ram.
Ford said, “It's really all from my o-linemen.”
He said his rushing yards are viewed as stats for the offensive linemen, but “it's just as much as my 1,000 as it is theirs.
“We've reached 4,000 [yards] together currently today, so shout out to my o-line,” Ford added.
Framingham travels to MASCAC opponent Worcester State for their final game of the season Nov. 11.
Callahan said the team will “hopefully end the season on a positive note” to send off the seniors and graduate students.