Crimson Tide blank Bulldogs, up win streak

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide and first-year head coach Justin Flores activated their first win streak of the season Friday night.

Following the 35-0 shutout victory over the Lynn English Bulldogs, the Tide are riding a two-game winning streak heading into Friday’s clash with undefeated BC High School (3-0).

After posting 21 points in the season-opener, the Crimson Tide (2-1) offense has bounced back averaging 47 points per game. The defense has boosted the operation, proving its formidableness with two consecutive shutouts.

Leading the Crimson Tide charge on the ground in the win over Lynn were seniors Damien Lackland and Chris Zamor, combining for all five of Everett’s touchdowns and 243 rushing yards.

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Everett’s Jake Willcox lighting up Ivy League

By Lorenzo Recupero

Former Everett High School quarterback and lifelong Everett native Jake Willcox is blazing a winning trail for Brown University football to start the season.

Kicking off his senior year, Willcox worked magic in leading the Bears to a 29-25 season-opening victory over Bryant, completing 36 passes for 355 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Willcox’s 3 scores and 355 yards through the air are both career-highs and earned him the Gold Helmet Award from the New England Football Writers Association.

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Offensive barrage leads Crimson Tide to big win

By Lorenzo Recupero

The last time the Crimson Tide scored so many points in a regular season win it went on to be crowned state champion.

In the 59-0 shutout over Greater Boston League rival Somerville High School on Friday, the Crimson Tide and first-year head coach Justin Flores snagged win number one of the season and did so putting up the most points EHS has scored in a game since 2017, when a then John DiBiaso-led Tide dropped 55 against Lowell HS.

The lopsided win, the first of his coaching career, earned Flores high praise from his players.

“It felt great to get the win and it being the first made it even sweeter. The guys presented me with the game ball at the end which was a special moment I’ll never forget,” said Flores, who received the game ball signed by his team captains, Jayden Prophete, Chris Zamor, Pedro Rodrigues, Dom Papa, and Aidan Duclos.

The 59 points scored by the Crimson Tide (1-1) is the most points the team has scored in a single game over the last 20 seasons.

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Flores, Crimson Tide drop opener to Xaverian

By Lorenzo Recupero

Crimson Tide Football and its newest head coach finally got a taste of real-time football.

The Everett High football season opened Friday against Xaverian High School, and although the Tide went down, 32-21, it did so not without a fight.

Falling behind 17-6 at halftime, the Crimson Tide (0-1) fought back in the second half, nearly taking the win away from third-ranked Xaverian.

First-year EHS Head Coach Justin Flores did not get his first win at the helm for the Crimson Tide, but regardless of the outcome, he was happy to get his feet wet and the EHS football season off the ground.

“It felt great to get underway with an official game,” said Flores. “Scrimmages were limited in terms of reps and what we were doing on both sides of the ball. [We’re] looking forward to moving on from Friday’s game and getting back on the field for another test this week,” said Flores, who will play his first home game at Veterans Memorial Stadium against Greater Boston League opponent Somerville High School (0-1).

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Tom Brady returns

Tom Brady’s appearance in a special ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Sunday was a moment to savor as well as a moment to wonder.

We savored seeing the GOAT, Number 12, receiving the roar of the crowd in appreciation for what he did for 20 years as a Patriot. At the same time, many of us wondered how Brady was ever allowed to move on to another team?

How could that have happened?

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