By LORENZO RECUPERO
At 6-foot-3, 290 pounds Everett High senior offensive and defensive lineman Jayden Biggi is a hard body to move.
In the Crimson Tide’s latest victory, Biggi, a four-year player, was front and center in the effort, helping to open up huge running lanes for his teammates to get through. With his help, the Tide ran it into the end zone five times against Somerville.
An honor roll student, and self-proclaimed “quiet leader”, Biggi, one of the Tides seven team captains, prefers to lead with his actions rather than his vocals.
“I’m not the guy that you’re going to hear yelling at teammates or anything like that, I prefer to lead by example,” said Biggi of his playing style and what he brings to the team. With nearly 10 tackles in the Tide’s two wins this season, he credits his off-season boxing workouts for his improved play on the line.
“During the off-season, I worked on boxing drills to help get my hands faster,” said Biggi, who worked with one of his former football coaches 2-3 days a week to hone his skills.
So far, it’s worked. His swim move, quick hands, and sturdy frame have helped keep the Crim- son Tide standing tall.
“We just got to continue doing what we are doing now as a team and that’s communicating,” said Biggi on what it’ll take to keep the team in the win column moving forward. “Everyone, not just myself, has shown leadership this year,” said Biggi.