Crimson Tide top St. John’s Shrewsbury on Thanksgiving Day

Everett High’s Jayden Clerveaux (4) celebrates one of his two touchdowns against St. John’s Shrewsbury as the Crimson Tide rolled to a big win at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

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.

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Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the Everett fall football stars of yesterday, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clippings from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.

2003

(Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

In our first and only flashback of the season we look back to 2003, a banner year for the Crimson Tide. In the Thanksgiving Day game that year, the elusive Frank Nuzzo (featured) ran for two touchdowns in the 24-0 win. Nuzzo scored a team-high 19 TDs and 118 total points on the year.

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They Came From Everett

Mike Matarazzo’s new book on Everett personalities a must Christmas gift

By Josh Resnek

Former City Clerk Mike Matarazzo is inarguably, the greatest historian writing about this city living or dead.

Last June, he published “They Came from Everett,” a collection of short historical biographies of the men and women who came from this city, who achieved one form or another of great success and notoriety in their lives, and who were proud to call this city their home.

Matarazzo’s collection of stories is a triumph in a city where so little of its long history has been written about and preserved.

He is fascinated and moved by Everett’s past and the people from this small city who made larger than life contributions to the worlds of sports, entertainment, science, business, government and life itself.

Matarazzo is inarguably Everett’s City Historian.

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Oliveira’s reopening a bonus

Several weeks back when Oliveira’s on Broadway was forced to close because of a fire that gutted the top floors of the building where it is located, many people lamented that this was the end for a great while to come of one of Everett’s favorite Brazilian restaurants.

Oliviera’s has reopened in the old Braz Restaurant on Everett Square. The restaurant that was burned down in a recent fire has a new building and customers are streaming in. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Like a Phoenix rising, Oliveira’s has miraculously come to life in Everett Square.

Its new incarnation is a great boost to the Square’s half-hearted effort at being alive.

Oliveira’s presence in the Square will bring thousands of people into the Square to eat.

There is plenty of parking.

Bottom line, this offers up opportunities for gains to be made in the Square as it tries to find itself as the city muddles around figuring out how to have a preferred developer to commence with the redevelopment.

Now is the time for others to explore opportunities that abound in the Square.

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Where is Gerly Adrien?

As one of Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien’s most engaged supporters during her mayoral run, we are left to wonder: what has happened to her?

She has not attended a council meeting since she lost the primary.

Many, many Everett people and her supporters have taken notice of this.

Some of us who have lost money, position, possessions and loved ones during a long life, would very politely remind Councilor Adrien that losing is one thing.

Winning is not everything.

When you lose, as Adrien did, it is a defining moment in her young life – but it is not the end and should not be treated like the end.

There is a great deal of pride to be taken in making the run, giving the effort, putting oneself on the line for all the chips on a big bet.

Losing is not the end of the world.

It is actually the beginning of a new moment.

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