Another of Hall of Fame Coach George Bossi’s standouts, Bill Furey was one of the mainstays of the Lowell High School teams that dominated the wrestling scene in Massachusetts and New England in the mid–1970’s.
A two-way starter for legendary Hall of Fame Football Coach Ray Riddick, Bill was the Raider’s leading pass receiver during the 1974 season.
It was on the wrestling mat, however, that Bill made his indelible mark in the history of Lowell High School athletics.
After being a contributing member of the Red and Gray’s State and New England Championship team during his sophomore year (1972–1973), Bill became one of the key components during his junior and senior years as Lowell reeled off its 2nd and 3rd consecutive Massachusetts State Team Titles (1974 and 1975) and added yet another New England Championship (1975). During that time period, the Raiders rolled to an impressive 44-meet winning streak.
Individually, as a junior (1973–1974) Bill compiled an overall record of 23–3–1 en route to a 1st place finish in the North Sectional Championship meet and a 3rd place in the Massachusetts State Tournament in the 147-pound weight class.
As a senior Tri-Captain, Bill reached the pinnacle of his sport. Compiling an overall record of 26–3–1, Bill was runner-up in the prestigious Lowell Holiday Tournament then ran the table by winning championships at the North Sectional, State, and New England Tournaments in the 14 7 pound weight class.
Bill’s career won-lost record was an impressive 52–6–1.
Bill’s accomplishments earned him a scholarship to Division I power Louisiana State University.
Bill joins teammates Cliff Whalen, Jeff Lambert, Brian Dillon, George Kacavas, Earle McQuaide, and one of tonight’s other inductees-Brian McMahon–in the Hall of Fame.
Graduation/Class Year: 1975
LHS Sports Played: Football, Wrestling
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College: Louisiana State University
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