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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Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner Cheerleaders Win New England Regionals

The 2021 Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner A and C team cheerleaders. (Photo by Julie Mayo)

Special to the Leader Herald

With first and second place finishes at the New England Regionals November 6, the Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner Cheerleaders earned a trip to the Nationals Competition in Florida in Decemeber.

The competition will be taking place from December 4 -11 at Universal Studios, with the Crimson Tide scheduled to compete December 8.

Now Everett Pop Warner is calling on Everett residents for help raising the funds needed to send the girls to Nationals.

There’s approximately 50 athletes attending and EPW is looking to help cover the cost of rooming while at the competition, which is about $650 per cheerleader. This does not include airfare, food, or other travel expenses. Program staff have said no donation is too small, and every dollar will help.

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The Patriots Rock

It wasn’t too many weeks ago that this writer counted out the Patriots.

“They are going nowhere,” this writer postured for the Everett sports audience.

That thought reveals how little I know about pro-football and the ability of great coaching and a great young quarterback and all the important components of a winning team can do to turn the sporting world upside down.

The Pats aren’t quite yet there.

However, the romp over Cleveland Sunday announced loud and clear: the Pat’s are back.

From believing they were going nowhere, I have now developed the belief they might actually appear in the Super Bowl with a bit of luck.

Wouldn’t that be something!

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Medford rekindles rivalry, oust Tide on penalty kicks

Everett’s Alcin Tysenger and Medford’s Jordan Ianakiev get tangled up as they battle in Everett’s MIAA playoff loss. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

A renewed rivalry is brewing between Medford and Everett High Schools.

In Friday’s second round MIAA Division 1 playoff bout at Medford HS, the two sides met for the third time this season, with Medford besting the Crimson Tide 4-3 in penalty kicks.

In their two regular-season meetings, both 1-1 ties, undefeated Medford was really put to the test but couldn’t take down the Tide (12-2-3) until the playoffs, EHS’ first visit to the tournament in 3 years.

Although Medford (13-0-4) is moving on to the next round, the slim margin in skill and style separating the two sides caused a friction all season that has really relit the rivalry flame between the two Greater Boston League counterparts.

“The rivalry has been restarted,” said third-year EHS head coach Pedro Blas. “In general, with our schools being traditional rivals and our team continuously getting better, it was clear they wanted it and we wanted it bad, too,” said Blas.

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