Framingham defeats Newton North in school football
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Framingham’s first home game of the season was dramatic as the Flyers defeated Newton North, 47-20, Friday night.
Framingham was led by quarterback Chris Bloomingdale, who completed 10 of 16 passes for 253 yards and five touchdowns. He also had a 1-yard TD in the third quarter.
However, behind his stats was a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the final minutes.
After a scoreless first, Tigers quarterback Jack Boucher connected with Ryan Quinn to open the scoring. Framingham responded by scoring touchdowns on all three of its possessions in the second quarter.
Bloomingdale connected with Matthew Cronin for a 15-yard touchdown pass and found him again for a 65-yarder. The big play of the half, though, was a 74-yard, play-action touchdown pass from Bloomingdale to Joseph Igoe.
With a 21-7 lead heading into the half, Framingham was ready to receive the kickoff but luck shifted to the Tigers’ side.
Newton North recovered an onside kick to start the third. After a quick three-and-out, the Tigers punted but a Framingham player touched the ball. Newton North recovered, leading to another touchdown pass from Boucher to Quinn.
The Tigers drove down the field but Boucher was intercepted by Michael Stearns, which resulted in another Flyers touchdown.
Newton North capitalized on a fumble recovery in the fourth, scoring its third touchdown. The Tigers tried an onside but it backfired as linebacker Josh Robles scooped the ball and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown.
Bloomingdale threw two more touchdowns late in the fourth to secure the victory for the Flyers.
“I don’t remember a game being this weird,” said Framingham coach Gary Doherty. “It was really anybody’s ball game. In the fourth quarter, luckily, we made a few more plays than they did.”
Framingham (2-1) will host Lincoln-Sudbury next week while Newton North takes on Natick.
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