Friday Night Lights

Everett’s Coach Theluxon Pierre congratulates players during a varsity match between Everett High School and Medford High School.

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide improved to 4-1 with last week’s 42-0 drubbing of winless Medford High School.

Quarterback Duke Doherty continued to impress, tying his season-high with four touchdowns (1 rushing, 3 passing) in the shutout.

With the win streak now at four games, head coach Theluxon Pierre still isn’t ready to concede that his team is hitting its stride, even if they’re light years ahead of where they were when they dropped the ball in the season opener and scored just 12 points.

“I don’t think [we’re hitting our stride], we just aren’t facing the caliber teams that we did in the beginning of our season,” said Pierre. “I have respect for how these young men have responded so far, but we still have a long way to go,” he said.

Everett’s Jaden Clerveaux (20) runs free and clean of Medford’s defense during a varsity match between Everett High School and Medford High School.


After scoring 39 points in the first two games combined, the Tide have posted 110 points since for a season average of 29.8 point per game.

The Golden Tornadoes (0-4), who forfeited last season’s matchup, are winless so far this season and averaging just about 9 points per contest, so the Tide – in theory – should roll to another win.

But still, Coach Pierre isn’t resting for theory and numbers.

“We are our own worst enemy,” said Pierre. “What matters is can we be the best version of ourselves [this week].”

If you’re willing to take the short trip to Malden (32 Pearl Street) on Friday to catch the action, the Tide will kick things off at 5PM.

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