After wrapping up the New England Regional Championship in November, the Everett Pop Warner Crimson Tide A-Team finished second at the National Tournament in Orlando on December 8.
Also competing in the National Tournament was Everett Pop Warner’s C-Team, which finished in fifth place overall in their respective division.
Led by instructor Nicole Bounopane, the Crimson Tide A-Team finished in second place and received a trophy as well as each girl being awarded a medal for the achievement.
“Typically Nationals is in Disney, but this year it had moved over to Universal, so we weren’t sure what to expect. It was definitely a different experience, but in the end, the girls enjoyed their team day at the parks and made lifelong memories with each other,” said Bounopane.
The 2021-2022 Crimson Tide and fourth-year Head Coach Stanley Chamblain are ready to hit the hardwood and vie for a championship.
The season officially tips-off on Friday, December 10 against longtime rival Cambridge Rindge & Latin at 7PM at Cambridge.
“This group of guys we have this year is tough,” said Chamblain, who led the Tide to a 7-2 record in a Covid-shortened season a year ago before being ousted in the Greater Boston League (GBL) title game.
“These guys we have now love to get after it. Defensively they aren’t going to breakdown and let up during games,” said Chamblain of his “defensive-minded” squad led by 4-year starter John Monexant.
With 9 returning seniors on the roster, including Roby Dormevil, James Monexant, and Cam Mohammed, Chamblain will have familiarity as he tries to lead the Tide to a championship.
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.