Whittier Wildcats Football '21

Reggies upset Whittier

HAVERHILL — A Greater Lawrence Tech football team that struggled through two forgettable months and a 1-7 mark closed out a “November to Remember” by stunning rival Whittier Tech in a holiday eve classic, 28-22 on Wednesday.

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Football, 02/19/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Whittier falls short in Tech semifinals

NEW BEDFORD — A bus ride of more than two hours was the start of a tough evening for the Whittier Tech football team.

The Wildcats fell behind by two touchdowns in the first quarter, and lost to Greater New Bedford 35-8 in the quarterfinals of the Tech School tournament. 

"The kids went out and hung in there after a long, rough ride out there fighting traffic," said Whittier head coach Kevin Bradley. "We played well, and we were in the game. But we didn't capitalize on a few opportunities. I felt like we could have scored one or two more touchdowns in the first half."

Whittier's lone score came in the second quarter. Running back Jyzaiah Ferreira ran in a 4-yard touchdown. Quarterback Cam West then found Cam Richards for the two-point conversion.

Standout running back Julien Acevedo-Torres once again led the Wildcats offense with 98 rushing yards on 12 carries. He also caught four passes for 28 yards. Noah Mercier had a 48-yard grab from West, who ended the game 14-of-19 throwing for 131 yards. 

Ferrera on defense and Niko Burke led the Wildcats defense, while Tom Galvin excelled on special teams. special teams. 

Whittier now moves onto its traditional matchup with rival Greater Lawrence on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving on Whittier Tech's home field (6 p.m.)

"The kids will be pumped for the holiday game," said Bradley. "They've been playing hard all year, so I can't complain. We'll get back to practice and get ready for a good game."
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Football, 11/11/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Whittier rallies past Georgetown

HAVERHILL — For just over six minutes, Thursday looked as if it was turning into a nightmare for Whittier Tech.

The Wildcats saw Georgetown QB Anthony Plumb complete his first eight passes, one for a touchdown, and run for another score to give the Royals a quick 16-point lead.

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Football, 11/04/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Last-second field goal just short; Northeast tops Whittier

WAKEFIELD — Northeast scored the go-ahead touchdown with 32 seconds left but Whittier made an improbable comeback. According to coach Kevin Bradley, Niko Burke returned the kick to midfield then the Cats' Cam West completed passes to Julian Torres, Noah Mercier and Burke. Ben Hussey, who booted his second field goal of the season earlier in the game, attempted a long 44-yard with a second to play. But it fell just a few yards short and the hosts (now 6-2) prevailed 18-16. West threw TD passes to Mercier and Burke. Linebacker Jyzaiah Ferreira and free safety Burke "were all over the place," said Bradley. The loss will likely keep the Wildcats (4-4) out of the playoffs. Pairings will be announced Monday.

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Football, 10/30/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

8th grader leads Lowell Catholic over Whittier

HAVERHILL — Lowell Catholic earned a 28-15 win over Whittier Friday night. Eighth-grader Kaden Silton threw for a score and ran for a score and Aidan Virella rushed for 100 yards and two TDs. For Whittier (4-3), Eno Bryant scored on an 8-yard run and Ryan Archambault hauled in a 28-yard TD pass from Cam West. Jyzaiah Ferreira rushed for 124 yards.

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Football, 10/22/21 » 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

Whittier falls on touchdown as time expired

HAVERHILL — Whittier seemed to have a memorable victory within its grasp.

Receiver Niko Burke faked out his defender with an out-and-up, and QB Camden West hit him with a perfect throw for a 76-yard touchdown that completed a 17-point comeback and gave Whittier the lead with 6:38 left in the game.

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Football, 09/23/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Whittier delivers in opening win


HAVERHILL — A new quarterback, continued strong running and clutch defense made the difference for Whittier Tech Friday.

And so did the crowd at the Wildcats' first-ever home night game.

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Football, 09/11/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars