Ismael Zamor rising to the occasion

SEPTEMBER 10: EHS’ Ismael Zamor poses after scoring on a long TD pass in the Crimson Tide’s season-opening win over Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

On and off the field, Everett High School senior Ismael Zamor is mastering his route.

Found in the depths of the Crimson Tide’s success is Zamor, a team captain that leads by example from the ground up.

In the Tide’s 21-19 overtime season-opening win over Xaverian, he led the way with a decisive 59-yard touchdown catch, an interception, and a forced fumble – all instrumental in the slim victory.

“Ish was a star in all 3 phases of the game,” said EHS head coach Robert DiLoreto of his blooming wide receiver. “When the game was on the line and our team needed Ish the most, he came through and led us to victory. He is a coach’s dream!” said DiLoreto.

It would be hard to see it from the stands, but when the shoulder pads come off, Zamor is something like a teacher’s dream and a community’s dream as well.

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OT Thriller

SEPTEMBER 10: EHS quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe fires a pass against Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

No. 4 Crimson Tide nip No. 3 Xaverian Hawks, 21-19, on Cam Mohamed TD in heavy weight battle

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide opened the season Friday against one of its most familiar foes and got a game-deciding performance from one of its most unfamiliar faces.

In the 21-19 overtime victory, the Tide (1-0) proved too much to overcome for host Xaverian Brothers High school, whose come from behind effort to steal a win fell just short as Cam Mohamed scampered in for the winning TD and conversion.

It was quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolling onto the scene to lift Everett.

With two touchdown passes in a game where TDs were hard to come by, quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolled onto the scene making his first-ever varsity start at QB, made sure his opponents got a good glimpse of who he is and what he can do.

In the first quarter, Ellerbe dropped a 56-yard dime to speedy wide receiver Ismael Zamor, and again in the third quarter upped the stakes and hooked up with Moses Seids for an 80-yard TD connection to push Everett to a 10-point lead.

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On second thought

Maybe the Patriots will have a good year after all with their new and talented young quarterback, Mac Jones.

Jones was a great college star at Alabama who set national passing records for one of the great college football teams in America.

That means something as he takes over the leadership position with the Patriots.

Mac Jones is not Tom Brady. There is, after all, only one GOAT.

But Mac Jones has 25 years on Brady.

He is at the start of his run. Brady is coming to the end of his run.

This is fact, not fiction.

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Foppiano to fight on September 24

Shayana Foppiano will jump the ring July 23, 2021 for her next bout. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Local favorite will put unbeaten streak on the line in scheduled 4 round fight in NH

Undefeated Everett boxer Shayna “Hollywood” Foppiano (4-0-1), fresh off a career-best 42-second knockout victory over Vanessa Grimes of Texas will don the gloves on July 23, stepping back into the ring looking to extend her undefeated status.

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Tide open at Xaverian Friday

EHS Star Norica excelling at Merrimack College

Anthony Norica had a huge game for Merrimack College in a game against St. Anslem’s College Saturday. (Photos by Jim Stankiewicz/Merrimack College Athletics)

Everett High graduate and two-time MIAA Super Bowl Champion Anthony Norcia, now a wide receiver for Merrimack College, had a breakout game in the Warriors season-opener on September 4.

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