Essex Tech Hawks Football '21

Reggies rally for 1st win


WEST ANDOVER — Trailing 20-7 at halftime, things looked blead for Greater Lawrence Friday night.

But the Reggies dug deep in the second half, on both sides of the ball, to overcome Essex Tech 27-20 for its first victory of the seasion.

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Football, 10/16/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hussey's first career field goal rescues Cardiac Cats

HATHORNE — Whittier Tech senior Ben Hussey scored his first career varsity points with a 30-yard field goal with 31 seconds left. That boot gave the "Cardiac Cats" a 23-22 win over Essex Tech. Coach Kevin Bradley said, "He has a strong leg. We said, 'This is it.' It was like Belichick (last week vs. Tampa Bay). Essex called timeout to ice him. Our kids (players) picked him up and fans stormed the field." A Jeremy Rousseau fumble recovery near midfield set up the game-winning mini-drive. It was ironic for the Wildcats to win on a field goal because historically they usually don't kick even extra points. Julien Acevedo-Torres carried 16 times for 168 yards and scored twice.  Whittier (3-2) trailed by 16 in the second quarter but rallied. Bradley said, "Four of our five games we've trailed by double-digits at halftime." But the Cardiac Cats had Hussey, Acevedo Torres and more. Bradley said linebacker Anthony "Sarge" Olivieri had three sacks. Whittier was missing some kids but reserve lineman Mike Comtois stepped up and turned in an all-star performance. Nose guard Jaki Mitchell also was a mainstay.

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Football, 10/08/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars