Serve up 44-14 victory
By Lorenzo Recupero
Thanksgiving Day football at Veterans Memorial Stadium returned in a big way, capping a winning season for the Crimson Tide.
In the 44-14 victory over St. John’s Shrewsbury on Thanksgiving, the Tide showcased its depth with a full-fledged attack from start to finish.
Leading 21-0 by halftime, Everett got scores from five different players by the end of the game, including two apiece from seniors Jayden Clerveaux and Cam Mohamed.
Posting 93 points over their two-game win streak (beat Andover 49-21), the Tide (9-1) end the year hot.
“It’s a really strong way for our team to end the season. It really worked out for us on all three phases, said,” EHS Head Coach Robert DiLoreto. “We spread the ball on offense and played great on defense and special teams, it was a complete team effort. Everything really came together,” said DiLoreto.
The win was his first on Thanksgiving as head coach of Everett.
“It was an emotional day for me and a special day to lead the team in the city I grew up in on Thanksgiving morning. It was a special day to honor Everett Football. There’s no place like home,” he said.
Junior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe led the team with confidence as he passed for over 250 yards and 3 TDs.
Several seniors saying goodbye to the turf at Veterans Memorial, including Mohamed (160 receiving yards, 2 TDs) and Clerveaux (138 rushing yards, 2 TDs) had major impacts on the game as well.
Seniors Richie Malloy (TD rush) and Marcus Scott (TD reception) added to Everett’s riches on offense while Jayden Biggi and Jaylen Murphy led a defense that stopped St. John’s Shrewsbury five consecutive drives.
In a game where all the team’s seniors were named honorary captains, coach DiLoreto was grateful they got to end their high school careers with a win.
“There’s a lot to build on going forward and our senior class leaves with their heads held high,” said DiLoreto.