Crimson Tide Top Malden, Win Sixth Straight

Damien Lackland (10) celebrates in the end zone with Seajae Gaskill after he scored on a 3-yard run in the win over Malden.

By Lorenzo Recupero

With the 42-6 win over rival Malden, the Crimson Tide are one win away from capturing the Greater Boston League Title and a guaranteed spot in the MIAA postseason.

In order to do so, they’ll have to come up big against another GBL rival in the stout Lynn Classical Rams.

Both squads are meeting at the height of their competitive seasons, too, with the Rams (5-1) on a 4-game win streak and the Crimson Tide (6-1) riding a 6-game win streak into the decisive matchup.

To be victorious against Lynn Classical, the Tide will need their strong defensive play from the win over Malden to carry over.

The Rams average 28 points per game, making them one of the best scoring teams the Tide have matched up with thus far.

Crimson Tide Coach Robert DiLoreto is getting the team ready for what should be a competitive game.

“We are preparing hard for Lynn Classical. They are a team that is well-coached, they play fast, physical and disciplined football,” said DiLoreto. “Our team will need to play our very best football on Friday night in all three phases of the game,” he said.

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Zappe Come, Zappe Go

By Lorenzo Recupero

Surely there’s an ongoing discussion gong down in the New England Patriots’ executive offices following the dominant 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon.

Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe against the Cleveland Browns.

You won’t hear it from Bill Belichick in any report or post-game presser, but there IS a quarterback controversy brewing in Foxborough, MA.

And if rookie QB Bailey Zappe continues playing like he has over the past three games, his success may spill over and carry him into the starting gig for the Patriots.

In the win over Cleveland, Zappe’s third game under center and second as a starter, he put up 309 yards through the air to go with two touchdown passes. He completed 24 of 34 pass attempts to cap a phenomenal performance in which he earned a quarterback rating of 118.40.

Now, to gain some perspective on just how special his latest effort was, let’s compare Zappe’s last start to recent performances from a couple NFL legends. On Sunday, Tom Brady (87.8) and Aaron Rodgers (73.8) both combined for a lower rating (80.80) in their losses, respectively.

Week 6 in the NFL was like a revealing of the new guard, chain of command in the league in some regards and Zappe led the charge.

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Crimson Tide Handle GBL Rival Revere

Cap 4-game Win Streak

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide are inching closer to the playoffs and a top-seeding with the 41-13 win over Greater Boston League counterpart Revere High School on Friday.

Since losing week one, the Tide (4-1) have been playing on another level than their competitors, posting 40 points per game on offense while giving up just 7 points defensively in their last four matches.

To put their resurgence in perspective, the Tide have allowed 29 combined points in their last four games compared to the 49 points they gave up week one.

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Undefeated Foppiano Set To Fight Again

Shayna Foppiano has her gloves put on in Windham, New Hampshire during her fight in July 2021.

By Lorenzo Recupero

Following a year-long hiatus from the boxing ring, Everett native Shayna Foppiano is again ready to wrap her fist, strap her gloves and put her undefeated record to the test.

Her next fight will be on November 23rd at The Castleton Center in Windham, New Hampshire, the same place she scored a first-round knockout just over a year ago. The fight is part of Boston Boxing Promotions’ Annual Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular.

Foppiano will be fighting Leann O’Malley at 140 lbs.

With four fights on her professional record, O’Malley, a boxer from Vegas, has about as much experience in the ring as Foppiano.

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Crimson Tide Thrash BC High, 42-16

Win Third Straight

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide have found a way to win through the air and on the ground this season. In its latest victory, the Tide combined both efforts and shutdown a familiar foe in Boston College High School.

The 42-16 triumph marks the third straight win for the Tide, who are averaging 40 points per game over the last three games.

Crimson Tide (3-1) leading rusher Damien Lackland added two touchdowns in the win, including a 34-yarder. Quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe continued his strong season under center, tossing a 61-yard touchdown pass to speedy receiver Christian Zamor to go with his 2-yard and 4-yard TD runs. Ellerbe leads the team in scoring.

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