Football set for Tournament matchup with Wesley after rout of Worcester
By Mike Ferris
Framingham ended its regular season on a high note, putting up a season-high in points and knocking off Worcester State 55-14.
The Rams scored 14 points in every quarter until the fourth, where they were only able to muster 13, while their defense held the Lancers scoreless in every quarter except the third, where they allowed 14.
On its first drive of the game, Framingham went 70 yards in nine plays. The drive was capped when Matt Silva kept the ball and ran it one yard across the goal line and in for a touchdown.
Sean Wlasuk’s extra point made it 7-0 and the Rams were just getting started.
Later in the first, Silva found Marcus Grant for a four-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
The touchdown was the first of three for Grant on the afternoon.
The first quarter ended 14-0, and the second quarter belonged to running back Jalen Green.
Green scored twice before halftime, once from five yards out and once from nine yards out.
He ended the afternoon with 12 carries for 96 yards and the two touchdowns.
The Rams went into the break leading 28-0 and the offense continued to roll when they returned to action in the third quarter.
Worcester State was the team that struck first out of the half.
Lancers quarterback Noah Brum found Tyler Barrie from 19 yards out. The touchdown cut the lead to 28-7.
Framingham would answer five minutes later when Grant caught his second touchdown of the day.
This time, Grant caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Silva. The score extended the lead back to 28, 35-7.
Less than two minutes later, the Lancers struck again. Kemani Jones ran the ball across from 11 yards out and cut back into the lead, making it 35-14.
These were the last points the Rams would allow, but their o6ense wasn’t finished yet.
With just over a minute left in the third, Napoleon Miller caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Silva. Wlasuk’s extra point made it 42-14.
Miller ended his day with nine catches for 74 yards.
Grant would catch his third touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
He caught eight passes for 102 yards on the afternoon.
The Rams’ final score would come late in the fourth when backup quarterback Zak Walker ran the ball in from 13 yards. Following this score, Wlasuk missed his first extra point of the day, but it didn’t matter as the game was well in hand, 55-14.
Silva ended his day completing 20 passes for 175 yards and four touchdowns. He ended his regular season with 39 touchdown passes and only six interceptions.
The leading rusher behind Green was Aaron Owens, who ran eight times for 63 yards.
Aside from Grant and Miller, the only other double-digit receiver was Tevin Jones, who caught two for 21.
The defense was led by Greg Peschel, who had 12 tackles, and Tyllor McDonald, who picked off Brum.
Framingham is set for its NCAA Tournament game this weekend, when it travels to Wesley to take on the 11th-ranked Wolverines.