Whittier Wildcats Football '21

Thu, Nov 11, 2021 06:00 PM @ Greater New Bedford
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Whittier 0 8 0 0 8
Greater New Bedford 14 7 7 7 35

Whittier falls short in Tech semifinals

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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."

Game Statistics:


Second Quarter

W — Jyzaiah Ferreira 4 run (Cam Richards pass from Cam West)



RUSHING: Whittier — Julien Acevedo-Torres 12-98, Jyzaiah Ferreira 4-26, Cam West 5-38, Niko Burke 2-14, Georgio Gioldasis 2-7

PASSING: Whittier — West 14-19-0, 131

RECEIVING: Noah Mercier 1-48, Niko Burke 3-17, Cam Richards 3-12, Tom Galvin 3-16, Acevedo-Torres 4-28

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