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November 20, 2012

Senior Superlatives!

Special group hits field on Turkey Day for final time

(Continued)

Wildcats driven by leaders

Whittier coach Kevin Bradley has 15 seniors, but only a few that impact on the field. Don’t sell them short.

He’s dedicated this season to them. Here’s an inside look why:

Joe Murach, special teams: “He’s one of the most special kids I’ve ever coached, not because of numbers or stats. In four years, he’s missed one practice because he was sick. He runs scout offense, scout defense, whatever we need. He’s one of the reasons we’ve had the season we’ve had. The younger kids see his dedication. They copy it. Year-round, he’s a kid I’ve counted on for four years.”

Matt Lech, injured lineman: “He’s another kid who can’t play because of an injury but is there every day at practice. He helps as a manager, coaching, filming, he’s like another assistant. Football is his life. And he won’t let the game go. He wants to hook on in college, help out a program. The kid is my right-hand man. He’s looking at Stetson University. The coaches don’t know how lucky they’ll be to get him.”

Eric Pomer, lineman: “We have this group of backup linemen, who are always there, always so positive. I’m just so proud of them — guys like Lou Fabrizio, Anthony Temperino, Jesse Triplett, Sam King, seniors who’ve stuck with it. Right now, that group is typified by Eric Pomer, a kid who hadn’t played much at all. In the last few weeks, he’s stepped up because of injuries and done the job for us in three straight starts. Here’s a kid, one of the top students in the class, who waits his turn and is doing a great job. I’m just so proud of them all.”

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