Whittier Wildcats Football '15

Whittier, O'Bryant

HAVERHILL — Hunter McKinnon scored twice to help Whittier to a 35-20 win over O'Bryant. McKinnon scored on a 30-yard run and an 8-yard pass from Jon Lech. Eli Perez had a sack and two fumble recoveries, Brendan Farrell recorded six tackles and Devon Braley and Sam Rebinskas did a nice job in pass coverage. "We've learned how to close games out," said Whittier coach Kevin Bradley, whose club improved to 3-7. The Cats are at Greater Lawrence on Thanksgiving at 10 a.m.

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Football, 11/14/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Late fumble dooms Whittier

MANCHESTER — Trailing by three with two minutes to play, Whittier drove the length of the field before fumbling at the Manchester Essex 15-yard line, ending the comeback bid and giving the Hornets the 15-12 win.
Whittier led 12-0 at halftime after Hunter McKinnon rushed for a 46-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter, and then Shane Mambro added a 3-yard run with five minutes to play in the second.
Manchester Essex came back with a 20-yard touchdown in the third, and then with 5:02 to play in the fourth, the Hornets took the lead for good on a 30-yard run.
Whittier (2-7) hosts O'Bryant next weekend at a time to be determined.

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Football, 11/06/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rough start dooms Whittier

HAVERHILL — The start could not have gone any worse for Whittier.

Essex Tech broke a long touchdown on the second play of the game, then after blocking a punt scored two plays later. The Hawks were in control from there, downing the Wildcats 28-0 on Saturday.

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Football, 10/24/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Wildcats come of age

After scoring a mere 26 points its first four games, Whittier exploded for its second win of the season with a 42-20 victory at Chelsea.

"I'm proud of the way we're getting better every week," coach Kevin Bradley said. "The coaches are coaching, and the players are starting to gel."

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Football, 10/09/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Whittier rally falls short

 BILLERICA — Elijah Harris rushed in from 29 yards out to cut Whittier's deficit to just one score 1:07 into the fourth quarter. But the Wildcats could not muster the tying points, and Shawsheen punched in a final score with just over two minutes left to down for a 28-14 victory. 

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Football, 10/03/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Slow start dooms Whittier

Whittier Tech made the long trip to Randolph and the drive hurt the Wildcats, who started slowly and fell 20-0.
"Actually had a strong second half," said coach Kevin Bradley, whose club shut out the high-powered hosts after halftime. "We really toughened up against a quality offense, and that was good to see."
Shamir Mejia and Marcus Cellamare led the charge. Offensively, Shane Mambro paced Whittier, carrying 10 times for 72 yards.

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Football, 09/18/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars