EHS Turkey Bowl Empty

In a football town such as Everett, Thanksgiving Day football is about as desirable as the turkey being served in many households across the nation on the holiday.

This season, Everett football fans and Everett High players and coaches will have to go without the main course and all its fixings as the team could not find an opponent in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Although lamenting the lack of football on the much anticipated fall holiday, Everett Coach Robert DiLoreto has some plans to celebrate the team and all their success this season.

“It is a very empty feel- ing for our team, coaches and players to not have a game on Thanksgiving this year because Thanksgiving morning is all about high school football in Massachusetts. We hope to find a new and long lasting rivalry starting next season,” said DiLoreto.

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Crimson Tide Offense Runs Dry In Playoff Loss

Central Catholic High School’s offense ran away with the win in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals. (Photo by Joseph Presciozo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide ran into their playoff nemesis Friday night, dropping yet another postseason matchup to Central Catholic High School.

The 21-0 loss in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals is the only time Everett was held scoreless all season long.

The meeting was the seventh playoff battle in 10 years between the Tide (8-2) and Central Catholic (8-2), who now lead the overall series 6-2.

The game was ultimately as competitive as expected, but turnovers and untimely penalties were the Crimson Tide’s undoing.

“We had our chances,” said Everett head coach Robert DiLoreto. “But we committed a few bad penalties, a fumble; you do those things against Central Catholic, you’re probably in trouble,” he said.

In the end, it was back-breaking big plays that led to victory for Central Catholic.

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Red Hot Crimson Tide Topple Taunton, Advance To Quarterfinals

Everett quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe eludes an incoming Taunton defender. (Photo by Christian Ramirez/Taunton Gazette)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide officially made it past the bar set a year ago by its predecessors.

With the 33-14 win over host Taunton High School on Friday, the Crimson Tide advanced past the first round of the MIAA playoffs setting up a quarterfinal meeting with Central Catholic on Friday, November 11 (7PM) at Lawrence Stadium.

A year ago, the Tide (8-1) couldn’t make it past the Round of 16, but senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe made sure to make the most of his second postseason start to help push the team over the top, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another on a 62-yard strike to Giacobbe Ward in the first half.

Ellerbe’s elusiveness provided the decisive X-Factor in the win, helping to extend the Tide’s win streak to eight games.

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Crimson Tide Take GBL Title

Will face Taunton High in playoffs

By Lorenzo Recupero

Led by three rushing touchdowns from Damien Lackland, the Crimson Tide captured its 35th Greater Boston League title with ease Friday night, ousting the Lynn Classical Rams 31-0.

The highly anticipated matchup against the Rams (5-2) pinned the GBL’s top two teams against one another and the Tide came out on top, earning a sure spot in the MIAA playoffs behind their fourth shutout of the season.

The 2022 MIAA tourney bracket released Monday revealed the Tide (7-1), who are the 11th seed, will compete in the postseason against the 6th seed in Taunton High School (5- 3). Their opening round matchup will be played Friday, November 4th at Taunton HS at 7 p.m.

The Tide’s seventh straight win earned third-year Everett coach Robert DiLoreto his second GBL title.

“We want to build excellence in the GBL, so this is a very special way for us as a program and for me as a coach, as an Everett native, to know that I’m part of two championships now that we are officially back in the GBL,” said Diloreto.

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