2012 Football News
April 26, 2013
Football set to host High School Football Camp on June 28
Head Football Coach Todd Stratton and the rest of the Whittier College football staff are proud to bring the first annual High School Football Camp to Whittier College on June 28 at Memorial Stadium.
April 8, 2013
Football Hall of Famer Evan McKinney passes away at 88
Whittier College football Hall of Famer Evan McKinney passed away on the morning of April 5th at the age of 88.
April 2, 2013
Charles Scicli takes part in NFL Pro Day
Senior middle linebacker, Charles Scicli took part in his NFL Pro Day a couple weeks ago becoming the third Poet football player with an opportunity to make it into the pro ranks.
March 28, 2013
ESPN highlights legendary coaches George Allen & Don Coryell
ESPN.com recognized this week both George Allen and Don Coryell who were legendary coaches at Whittier College.
March 18, 2013
Tillman and Fooks tryout at NFL Combine
Kimble Tillman and Dameron Fooks weren’t expecting more than a handful of scouts to attend their Pro Day.
February 11, 2013
Poets land four on SCIAC All-Academic Team
Four Poets were among a group of 57 student-athletes who were honored earlier this week as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
December 10, 2012
Nathan Poole earns 2nd Team Defense All-West Region
Junior defensive lineman Nathan Poole was recognized this past week by d3football.com as a 2nd Team defensive player on the All-West Regional Team.
December 10, 2012
Interim Title taken off; Todd Stratton named Head Football Coach
Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman announced this past week that Whittier College Head Football Coach Todd Stratton had his interim title taken off and is now the front man for the Poet football program for 2013.
December 6, 2012
Dameron Fooks named BSN All-American
Senior Dameron Fooks continues to add to his impressive football resume as he earned All-American honors recognized by the Beyond Sports Network yesterday morning.
December 3, 2012
Poets land five on All-SCIAC Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced their All-SCIAC teams and Whittier College landed five players, two on offense, two on defense, and one on special teams.
November 10, 2012
Senior day spoiled by Bulldogs 63-40
The Whittier College senior day was spoiled Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs high powered offense came into Memorial Stadium and pulled off a 63-40 victory to finish in second place in the SCIAC standings.
November 6, 2012
Ballard earns D3Football.com Team of the Week Honors
Whittier College DB Tyquion Ballard has been named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week for the Week of Nov. 5. The Sophomore cornerback single handedly thwarted a pair of Tiger scoring drives with an interception and a forced fumble in the red zone in the Whittier’ 60-31 win over the Occidental College Tigers to reclaim the coveted shoes.
November 3, 2012
Poets reclaim the shoes in rout of Tigers 61-30
It has been four years since the Poets have hoisted the coveted shoes fought over year after year by Whittier and Occidental but Saturday evening the Purple & Gold prevailed in the 67th “Battle of the Shoes” bringing the shoes home in a 61-30 rout of Occidental College at Jack Kemp Stadium.
November 1, 2012
Three Poets chosen to play in All-American Bowl
Seniors Kimble Tillman, Charles Scicli, and Dameron Fooks were chosen this week to participate in the 2012 All-American Bowl for the first time in their collegiate career.
October 27, 2012
Turnovers prove costly in 62-38 loss to Kingsmen
In a matchup between the top two scoring offenses in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Whittier was unable to bounce back after four early turnovers that proved costly in their 62-38 loss to No. 8 Cal Lutheran University Saturday afternoon.
October 25, 2012
Poet Football recognized in Football Scoop Magazine
The Whittier College football team was recognized this week by Football Scoop Magazine regarding the turnaround in the program from a year ago.
October 20, 2012
Poets earn second straight SCIAC victory; Roll past Stags 41-27
The Whittier College football team combined for 21 points in the second half en route to the 41-27 rout of the Stags of Claremont-M-S Saturday afternoon.
October 13, 2012
Poets grab first SCIAC win; Beat Sagehens 34-20
The Whittier College football team earned their first SCIAC victory of the season after they defeated the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 34-20 Saturday evening at Merritt Field.
October 10, 2012
Whittier vs. La Verne; Video Highlights
The Whittier College football team continues to seek their first SCIAC victory but will have to wait another week after they dropped a 31-14 decision to the University of La Verne this past Saturday.
October 7, 2012
Leopards hold Poets scoreless in second half en route to 31-14 victory
The Whittier College football team who came into last night’s game with the second highest offense in Div. III in total yards along with ranking first in almost every offensive category in SCIAC was held to a mere 322 yards in a 31-14 loss to the Leopards of the Uni. of La Verne.
October 4, 2012
Whittier vs. Chapman; Video Highlights
This past weekend Whittier was on the losing end of a 49-35 loss to the Panthers of Chapman University and if you were unable to watch the game live check out the highlights below.
October 2, 2012
Brandon Wilcox; Finding his way back to football
For the last three years, Brandon Wilcox found himself molding high school athletes into competitive football players.
September 29, 2012
McKibbins rushes past Poets in SCIAC opener; Poets fall 49-35 to Chapman
The Whittier College football team dropped their second decision of 2012 losing a tight 49-35 contest to the Panthers of Chapman University in SaturdayÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s SCIAC Opener.
September 27, 2012
Steven Rivera named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week
Whittier College freshman quarterback Steven Rivera was recognized this morning as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the third week of voting.
September 22, 2012
Poets down Puget Sound, 55-24
Freshman Steven Rivera threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns along with rushing for 33 yards leading the Poets to their first victory of 2012 over the Loggers of Puget Sound 55-24, Saturday afternoon at Baker Stadium.
September 14, 2012
John “Tiger” Godfrey Memorial Unveiled
This past Saturday during halftime of the Poets Football Season Opener, Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman, President Herzberger, and Bill Workman ‘64 unveiled the new memorial dedicated to John “Tiger” Godfrey the winningest football coach in Whittier College History.
September 8, 2012
Poets comeback falls short in season opener 47-42 to Pirates
Junior quarterback Chris Lopez threw for 320 yards and five touchdowns in the Poets season opening loss to the Pirates of Whitworth College 47-42 Saturday afternoon in the teams’ first-ever meeting.
June 21, 2012
Football releases 2012 recruiting class
Whittier College head football coach Todd Stratton and the rest of his staff announced this afternoon their 2012 recruiting class which includes 39 players.
June 6, 2012
Poet’s Football schedule highlights several key games in Coach Stratton’s Inaugural Season
With the conclusion of the 2012 recruiting season, eighty-five players will be expected to lead Todd Stratton’s first season at the helm beginning on August 18th.