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January 11, 2014

Wlasuk brothers to be reunited on football field at Framingham State

Cody Wlasuk enjoyed going to his brother Sean’s Framingham State football games so much that he’s decided to join the team next year.

The Rams had a great season, winning the MASCAC championship with a perfect 8-0 record and going to the NCAA Division 3 tournament for the second straight year.

Framingham finished 9-2 overall, lost a heartbreaker to Ithaca, 40-34, in the opening round after giving up the winning touchdown with just over three minutes remaining in the game. Senior running back Melikke Van Alstyne from Salem led the team with 20 TDs while the elder Wlasuk was fourth in scoring with 34 points on PATs.

Sean Wlasuk was 34-for-40 on extra point attempts and handled 36 kickoffs for 1,842 yards, with a 51.2 average in his sophomore year. The former Peabody High standout hopes to be called upon for field goals next season.

“We had a very good year, and I think the team bonded more closely than ever,” said Sean, who is majoring in criminology with intentions to go into law enforcement at either the state or local level. His father Scott, who used to coach the Tanners’ football team, is a member of the Peabody police department. “Our senior class was tremendous; that was the heart of the team. We’re going to miss those guys, but it makes everybody else work even harder to continue what they started.

“I’m very excited Cody is coming to play for us. I believe my brother will love the school, and it’s a good opportunity for him to be part of a winning program. I brought him into the locker room to introduce him to some of the players this season. I really like the aspect of so many local kids being on the team; we share a lot of stories from high school rivalries.”

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