Silva shines on Senior Day, leads Rams to lopsided win

Jalen Green carried eight times for 58 yards Saturday against Mass Maritime. (Photo courtesy ofPhoto courtesy Jenny Wang ‘15)

Quarterback Matt Silva won his second NEFW Gold Helmet Award of the year after throwing for 383 yards and a school record six touchdowns in Framingham’s 54-25 win over Mass Maritime on Senior Day.

Silva completed 29 passes before giving way to backup quarterbacks Zak Walker and Nolan Rogers.

Framingham scored in all four quarters Saturday after getting on the board early.

In the first quarter, Silva led two scoring drives, one ending with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Jones and the other, a nine-yard score on a pass to Aaron Owens.

For Jones, the touchdown marked his 11th of the year, while Owens scored the first touchdown of his junior campaign.

The Rams continued to pile it on in the second quarter, scoring two more times.

The first score of the second came when Jones hauled in his second touchdown of the afternoon. This time Jones caught a 27-yard pass from Silva.

He caught a game-high eight passes for 108 yards.

This score extended the Framingham lead to 20-0.

The Rams would not stretch their lead again until just over four minutes before halftime.

This time, Silva hit Marcus Grant for a 14-yard touchdown. Grant was the Rams’ fourth leading receiver, catching five passes for 70 yards.

The Grant touchdown made it 27-0, and Framingham would take this lead into the break.

For Grant, the score marked his seventh of the year.

Framingham came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter, as Jones put an exclamation point on his day, catching his third touchdown pass, this time of six yards.

Jones now has 13 on the year.

With the lead 34-0, Mass Maritime finally got on the board, scoring the next two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing, to cut the lead to 34-13, but Silva would answer.

With just over five minutes left in the third, Silva found Colby Frodel for a 12-yard score. The touchdown is the first of Frodel’s career and extended the Framingham lead to 41-13.

Just over a minute later, the Rams scored again, but for the first time, it didn’t come from the arm of Silva, instead it came courtesy of the defense.

Lewis Bailey recovered a fumble and ran it back 48 yards. The scoop and score made it 47-13.

Mass Maritime would then score two more touchdowns, one in the third and one in the fourth, to cut the lead to 43-25.

Framingham’s scoring day ended with a little over two minutes to play. Isaiah White ran the ball in from five yards out. For White, the touchdown was his first career rushing touchdown.

The White touchdown made it 54-25, the score that would go final two minutes later.

Behind Jones’ 108 yards, Jared Gauthier caught five passes for 103 yards. Gauthier left the game with a shoulder injury.

Napoleon Miller followed Gauthier with five catches for 85 yards. Owens had two for 25 and Frodel had two for 19.

The rushing game was led by Jalen Green, who carried eight times for 58 yards. Robert Sivret followed him with four carries for 16 yards and White was third in rushing with three for 14.

Walker, who relieved Silva, threw six times, completing four passes for 54 yards.

The defense was led by Greg Peschel who had eight tackles. He was followed by Svenn Jacobson, who had six.

Aside from his six tackles, Jacobson recovered three fumbles.

The Rams are averaging 39.1 points and 447.8 yards this year.

They travel to Bridgewater State on Saturday to face the Bears, where a win will clinch the MASCAC Championship for the Rams and a six-peat.

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