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Whippets thoroughly whipped by Coatesville

Written by: on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.


Coming into tonight’s Che’s-Mont league opener, the Whippets of Downingtown West had a lot of momentum after wins over Wayne Valley and Neshaminy. Any momentum the Whippets had was doused by long time rival Coatesville, and doused quickly.

This game was never close and could have been far worse for the Whippets. Before most of the crowd filed into their seats, the Whippets were in a three touchdown hole. In the first 6:30 of the game, we saw how explosive the Red Raiders are. Coatesville drove 90 yards for a score, on an Aaron Young five-yard run. The Red Raiders’ defense got in on the action three plays later, when Tione Holmes intercepted a pass and rumbled thee yards for a 14-0 lead. Whippet tailback Anthony Ciliberto coughed up the ball one play later, and the Red Raiders cashed in again for a 21-0 lead.

Coatesville scored a fourth first quarter touchdown when Ricky Ortega hit a streaking Dapree Bryant for a 67 yard score for a 28-0 lead. Ortega hit Aaron Young for a 40 yard score for a 35-0 lead ensuring the mercy rule for the second half.

While the Whippets were being whipped by the Red Raider defense to the tune of 133 yards and eight first downs, the Red Raider offense did the same, as Ricky Ortega hit Avery Young (bound for the state university of New Jersey in Piscataway) for the second time and a 42-0 lead.

The Whippet backups scored on Mitchell Micale’s sneak.

Coach Matt Ortega said, “we knew our offense would have their way tonight. This is the time of year our defense clicks, so we challenged them. They responded well and confidently.”

Ricky Ortega went 16-20 passing tonight, for 268 yards and four touchdowns.

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