A’S ON D — Everett’s defense, more than solid enough to begin with, had its best game of the year. The Tide did a good job in containing Aise Pream, who finished with 70 yards on 17 carries.
The elusive, 5-foot, 7-inch senior was at his best in the third quarter, when he picked up 39 yards on seven carries. But, overall, he wasn’t nearly as productive as he was the week previous in the Prep’s easy win over Central Catholic.
The Tide also continue to punish teams that try to throw the ball all over the place. For the third week in a row, the opposing QB completed less than 50 percent of his throws vs. Everett’s fantastic secondary. Crowley threw it up 32 times, connecting on only 12 of them.
Conversely, St. John’s defense is much improved from last year. The Crimson Tide scored more than 80 points in its two wins over the Eagles in 2017, and they did so with ease. It was a different story Saturday, as the Prep defense intercepted three passes, due in part to a strong pass rush.