Crimson Tide Top Malden, Win Sixth Straight

Damien Lackland (10) celebrates in the end zone with Seajae Gaskill after he scored on a 3-yard run in the win over Malden.

By Lorenzo Recupero

With the 42-6 win over rival Malden, the Crimson Tide are one win away from capturing the Greater Boston League Title and a guaranteed spot in the MIAA postseason.

In order to do so, they’ll have to come up big against another GBL rival in the stout Lynn Classical Rams.

Both squads are meeting at the height of their competitive seasons, too, with the Rams (5-1) on a 4-game win streak and the Crimson Tide (6-1) riding a 6-game win streak into the decisive matchup.

To be victorious against Lynn Classical, the Tide will need their strong defensive play from the win over Malden to carry over.

The Rams average 28 points per game, making them one of the best scoring teams the Tide have matched up with thus far.

Crimson Tide Coach Robert DiLoreto is getting the team ready for what should be a competitive game.

“We are preparing hard for Lynn Classical. They are a team that is well-coached, they play fast, physical and disciplined football,” said DiLoreto. “Our team will need to play our very best football on Friday night in all three phases of the game,” he said.

In the win over Malden last weekend, Everett showed it has the defensive wits to get it done against the Rams. Led by two pick-six from defensive back Jayden Prophete and a fumble for a touchdown from Jaiden Williams, the defense accounted for half of the Tide’s total points scored.

Quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe added two TD runs, including an 85-yarder, and Damien Lackland added a TD run late in the second quarter to finish the Tide’s scoring

Lynn Classical will host the Crimson Tide in the GBL Championship game on Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m.

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