Tide collar Bulldogs, 42-12, in opener

APRIL 23: Samy Lamothe (5) leaps through a huge hole set by Everett lineman. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Team effort in rout of Lynn English

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide opened the season in winning fashion Friday, blowing out Lynn English, 42-12, behind a swarming defense and an even more potent offense.

APRIL 23: Everett High’s Ismael Zamor celebrates a score along with Nick Raymond, Tyrese Baptiste and David Macharia. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The 42 points scored are the most in a season-opener by the Crimson Tide since 2015 when they scored 49 points in a win against rival Xaverian.

The offensive production is proof first-year head coach and Everett High School grad (class of ‘84) Robert DiLoreto is flexing his X’s and O’s prowess.

From 2008-2017, as assistant coach and offensive co-ordinator for Reading High and EHS (2017), DiLoreto helped his teams to an incredible six perfect seasons and three Super Bowl titles, and his coaching skill showed on Friday.

Leading the pack offensively for the Tide (1-0) was senior running back J.C. Clerveaux, who finished with a team-high three touchdowns on the ground. By the end of the third quarter, the game was firmly in Everett’s grasp as they scored six consecutive touchdowns while holding onto a 42-6 advantage.

Defensively, it was the Josaiah Stewart show.

The Coastal Carolina commit gave the scouts something to see with a game-changing performance at defensive end. His game-high three sacks could have easily been five as he wreaked havoc on the Lynn English (0-1) offensive line. Although Lynn quarterback Jessie Maggs was able to scamper in for one first-half TD, Stewart’s constant pressuring of the quarterback caused the English line to collapse nearly every play and the Tide took full advantage.

Everett will hit the field again on Friday, April 30 as they travel to Lynn to take on Classical at 6 PM.

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