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The Early Preseason Outlook: Framingham State Rams


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports

We continue with our ‘Early Preseason Outlook’ by highlighting the Framingham State University Rams, who will begin their conference title defense on Friday, September 6th when they visit Endicott College.

The Rams’ 2018 Season: It was another successful season for coach Tom Kelley‘s crew, which captured the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) crown with an 8-3 mark. Framingham State returned to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2015 but saw their national championship hopes dashed in the opening round against Brockport State.

Yet, despite falling to the Golden Eagles, the Rams remained one of New England’s top programs last fall, as well as the team to beat in the MASCAC. The Rams played their best football late in the season when they scored wins against UMass DartmouthWestern Connecticut, and Worcester State.

The 2019 Outlook: Framingham State graduated 19 student-athletes from last year’s unit, including halfbacks Quron Wright and Sebastein Robert, and wide receivers Mike Calicchio and Napoleon Miller. Additionally, the Rams bid farewell to some key members of their defense, too, so this season is all about the squad’s rising seniors, juniors and sophomores, who will be tasked with attempting to guide the Rams back to the national postseason for the second-straight season.

Quarterback Adam Wojenski returns for his final season and will most likely target Shaquille Joseph, who enjoyed a very successful second season with the Rams. Joseph ranked third on the team in receptions (27) while finishing second in touchdown receptions (6).

Fullback Rufus Rushins could be tasked with being more than just a third-down back for the Rams after finishing third on the team in rushing yards (235 yards). The Rams may also rely on Chris Jenkins or Nick Caliri, too.

Anthony Behonick and Joshua Smiley will be tasked with leading the Rams’ defense this fall – the duo combined for 115 total tackles last season, including five stops for a loss of 17 yards. Additionally, keep an eye on Joshua Onujiogu, who will join Smiley on the defensive line.

The Rams will need some help in the secondary as defensive back Rashaun Rivers graduated this past spring, along with DeSean Hart and Kenny SullivanCully Curran will be the defensive back to watch heading into camp in a few weeks.

Framingham State’s Schedule: The Rams will be tested immediately with trips to Brockport and Endicott before welcoming Westfield State to Framingham on Saturday, September 21st for a 12 p.m. kick-off in week three.

Framingham will enjoy an early bye week during the final weekend of September before entertaining UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 4th.

Framingham State closes the month of October with two key contests against Plymouth State and Western Connecticut before heading to Massachusetts Maritime Academy to compete in the annual Kelley Cup game.

After the Kelley Cup, the Rams will play their final home game against Bridgewater State. The game could decide this year’s MASCAC champion, so make sure to circle Saturday, November 9th on your calendar.

Players to Watch: Joshua Onujiogu (Defensive End/Wareham, MA), Adam Wojenski (Quarterback/Stratford, Conn.), Shaquille Joseph (Wide Receiver/Somerville, Mass.), Rufus Rushins (Fullback/Defensive Line/Lynn, Mass.), Henrique DeBoni (Kicker/Rio Claro, Brazil), Jared Archer (Offensive Line/Mansfield, Mass.), Andrew Fennelly (Offensive Tackle/Wayland, Mass.), Anthony Behonick (Linebacker/Rutland, Mass.), Joshua Smiley (Defensive Line/Springfield, Mass.), Jack Sullivan (Linebacker/Dartmouth, Mass.), and Cully Curran (Defensive Back/Arlington, Mass.).

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Noontime Sports Stars Of The Week (Week Nine) Powered By Zelos Athletics

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_FB 

With another week of New England D3 Football in the books, it is time to unveil our Noontime Sports Football Stars of the Week from week nine!

Our Noontime Sports ‘Stars of the Week’ post is powered by Zelos Athletics, which uses FusionSport Technology to track an athletes’ performance metrics during speed, agility, and plyometric drills. Zelos Athletics also provides individual and team speed and agility training, combined with strength & conditioning training, too! 

Our weekly post will highlight some key contributors from the New England region from the past week on offense, defense and special teams.

Congratulations to this week’s recipients and best of luck to all student-athletes, coaches and teams competing this upcoming weekend.


Western New England quarterback Alec Coleman recorded five touchdowns last weekend against Curry College.(PHOTO COURTESY: Chris Marion)

Offensive Stars of the Week

Alec Coleman (WNE): Coleman recorded five touchdowns last Saturday during his team’s big win at Nichols College, including four rushing scores. He concluded the contest with 284 yards on 24 carries (11.8 yards per carry), while adding 22 yards through the air, which included a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Moore.

Aaron Conner (Norwich Univ.): Conner concluded last Saturday’s contest against Catholic University with 107 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns – he averaged 9.7 yards per carry – as the Cadets claimed their third win of the season.

Sterlin Garvin (Fitchburg State): Against Western New England, Garvin rushed for a game-high 246 yards on 26 carries (9.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also hauled in a pair of catches for 13 yards, too.

Solomon Hassen (Husson Univ.): Hassen enjoyed a successful day on the gridiron last Saturday, rushing for a game-high 152 yards on 24 carries (6.3 yards per carry) and four touchdowns as the Eagles soared past Castleton University on the road.

Seamus Lambert (Trinity College): Against Middlebury College, Lambert completed 9 of 11 passes for 179 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 56 yards on the ground.

Ronnie Martin (Salve Regina): Martin tallied 144 yards on 19 carries (7.6 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in his team’s big win over University of New England last Saturday.

Joey Mauriello (Salve Regina): Mauriello highlighted the Seahawks’ rushing attack with 177 yards on 14 carries (12.6 yards per carry) and two scores to lead Salve Regina past University of New England.

Jake Schwern (Colby College): Against Bates College in the snow, Schwern rushed for a game-high 226 yards on 40 carries (5.7 yards per carry) and three touchdowns.

Quron Wright (Framingham State): Wright enjoyed a successful ‘Senior Night’ with the Rams by rushing for a game-high 137 yards on 17 carries (8.1 yards per carry) and one touchdown, while catching one pass for 17 yards as Framingham State rolled past UMass Dartmouth.

Zach Levy (Curry College): Levy highlighted the Colonels’ third win of the season by rushing for 215 yards on 40 carries (5.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns against Becker College.

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Husson’s Derek Barden (No. 10) turned in an impressive performance this past weekend on defense against Castleton. (PHOTO COURTESY: Monty Rand Photography)

Defensive Stars of the Week

Derek Barden (Husson Univ.): Barden stuffed the stat sheet during his team’s big win on the road at Castleton University last Saturday with 10 total tackles, including two-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 12 yards, along with one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry.

John Callahan (Amherst College): Against Tufts University, Callahan registered five total tackles, including four solo stops, while also recording one forced fumble, one fumble recovery for 65 yards, one interception (six yards) and one quarterback hurry.

DJ James (Univ. of New England): James recorded eight solo stops against Salve Regina last Saturday, including two tackles for a loss of three yards, along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

McCoy Scott (Nichols College): Scott tallied a game-high 16 total tackles, including seven solo stops and three tackles for a loss of 10 yards against Western New England.

Kevin Quisumbing (Tufts Univ.): Against Amherst College, Quisumbing recorded six total tackles, including five solo stops, two tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of one yard and one forced fumble.

Jack Sullivan (Framingham State): Sullivan led the Rams defense against UMass Dartmouth with nine total tackles, including seven solo stops, three tackles for a loss of 15 yards and one sack for a loss of five yards.

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WPI’s Spencer Herrington drilled a pair of field goals on Saturday, which proved to be the difference in his team’s 13-6 win over MIT. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin/WPI Athletics)

Special Team Stars of the Week

Andrew Ferrero (Amherst College): Ferrero connected on three of four kicks in his team’s win over Tufts University, including a pair of field goals with his longest boot being a 39-yard field goal.

Spencer Herrington (WPI): Herrington connected on a trio of kicks, including a 31-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to secure a hard-fought 13-6 win over MIT, which entered the contest riding an impressive seven-game winning streak.

Clyde Tamburro (Norwich University): Against Catholic University, Tamburro accounted for seven points on five kicks, including a 41-yard field goal.

Patrick Wolff (Wesleyan University): Wolf connected on all four kicks, including a 25-yard field goal during his team’s 24-0 win over Bowdoin College last Saturday.

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