The Patriots

OK. The Patriots, it turns out, never had a chance.

From the first snap of the game Josh Allen outdid everyone around him on the playing field. He played like a champion.

He and his teammates came to win.

The Patriots came to lose.

It is really as simple as that.

So there is no need to determine what went wrong. The Patriots just didn’t have it.

The better team won.

That being said, the most infuriating thing about this pitiful playoff loss in a game that wasn’t close couldn’t have ended any other way.

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City Hoops Tourney Set for Monday

By Lorenzo Recupero

Come Martin Luther King Day, the City of Everett’s 3-on-3 Tournament will be taking over the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center.

Starting at 9AM January 17, registered teams part of four divisions including 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, 7th & 8th graders, and high schoolers will compete for their respective groups championship.

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Patriots Drop Regular-Season Finale, Limp Into Playoffs

By Lorenzo Recupero

The New England Patriots finished the regular-season with a winning record, but how they look entering the postseason is hardly ideal.

Sunday’s nagging 33-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins had some playoff-seeding implications and the Patriots didn’t help themselves with a lackluster performance defensively, as the Dolphins (9-8) racked up 195 yards on the ground and nearly doubled the scoring output allowed per game (17.83 points) by the Pats. The offense and rookie quarterback Mac Jones arguably could be held more at fault for the loss, though, with 3 turnovers (interception, 2 fumbles).

The loss pushed the Patriots from the 5th to the 6th seed, which really made things more difficult. If the Pats won Sunday, they would be meeting the untested, rookie-led Bengals in the playoffs but instead they will meet Buffalo, the AFC East champions the past two seasons.

Furthermore, the Patriots opened and closed the season with a loss to the Dolphins for the first time since pre-TB12 and dynasty days, handing Miami their first regular-season sweep of the team since 2000.

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With COVID-19 cases rising, GBL temporarily postpones sporting events

By Lorenzo Recupero

Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Boston League (GBL) postponed all sporting events for the first week of January, citing a holiday surge in COVID cases.

As testing sites all over the area feel the strain of the holidays, the GBL proactively waived off any competitions as area schools ease their way back into the classroom following vacation.

Joining Everett High School, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Revere, Malden, Lynn English and Lynn Classical High Schools will all put a halt to their respective schedules until Tuesday, January 11, at which time competitions will again be authorized to take place, per the GBL. Practices, however, can resume on Saturday, January 8th.

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Crimson Tide Alumni Cine and Sainristil Compete in CFP

Former EHS football stars and teammates, Georgia’s Lewis Cine, left, and University of Michigan’s Mike Sainristil, right, competed against each other in the NCAA 2021 Orange Bowl. (Photo courtesy of Cine’s Facebook Page)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The pride and spirit of the Everett High School football tradition overflowed into college footballs nationally televised 2021 Orange Bowl competition, where former Crimson Tide standout defensive back Lewis Cine and stud wide receiver Mike Sainristil faced-off against each other for the first time.

Cine’s Bulldogs finished on top of Sainristil’s Wolverines, 34-11, but both players provided boost to their respective programs.

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