Shortened season a success for Tide

MAY 14: Brandon Gibbs snags an interception over Lynn Classical’s Kyle Durant. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Team effort in rout of Lynn Classical Rams

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide took care of Lynn Classical Friday, 42-12, wrapping up the abbreviated 2020- 2021 season undefeated.

In the end, a three-game season just meant three more wins for Everett High School football.

With all three victories this season coming against Greater Boston League opponents, Everett could be crowned league champions, but head coach Robert DiLoreto doesn’t believe it’s necessary.

“I honestly don’t think there needs to be a league champion in a season like this,” said DiLoreto, who expressed his joy of winning and said being a part of Everett football is a more meaningful reward for both student-athletes and coaches alike than getting a banner.

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Tide pound Revere 43-6, Lynn Classical up next

MAY 7: Darryl Monvil sails into the endzone against Revere. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Clerveaux and Lamothe lead the way to big win

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide crushed Revere High School, 43-6, in the last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday.

It was a special night for 12 seniors including Josaiah Stewart, Samy Lamothe, Brandon Gibbs, Tyrese Baptiste, Tyler David, Egan Gouveia, Ali Fountain, David Matthias, Brendon Previlon, Jasheem Rivera, Donrae Richardson, and RadJiwa Norestant who were cheered on by family, friends, and teammates as they donned Everett crimson for the last time.

First-year head coach Robert DiLoreto said they exemplify the strength of Crimson Tide football.

“All 12 of our seniors have been outstanding leaders,” said DiLoreto. “They have committed themselves to working hard and buying into the team mentality. I am so proud. It has been a pleasure to coach each of them,” he said.

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Tide collar Bulldogs, 42-12, in opener

APRIL 23: Samy Lamothe (5) leaps through a huge hole set by Everett lineman. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Team effort in rout of Lynn English

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide opened the season in winning fashion Friday, blowing out Lynn English, 42-12, behind a swarming defense and an even more potent offense.

APRIL 23: Everett High’s Ismael Zamor celebrates a score along with Nick Raymond, Tyrese Baptiste and David Macharia. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

The 42 points scored are the most in a season-opener by the Crimson Tide since 2015 when they scored 49 points in a win against rival Xaverian.

The offensive production is proof first-year head coach and Everett High School grad (class of ‘84) Robert DiLoreto is flexing his X’s and O’s prowess.

From 2008-2017, as assistant coach and offensive co-ordinator for Reading High and EHS (2017), DiLoreto helped his teams to an incredible six perfect seasons and three Super Bowl titles, and his coaching skill showed on Friday.

Leading the pack offensively for the Tide (1-0) was senior running back J.C. Clerveaux, who finished with a team-high three touchdowns on the ground. By the end of the third quarter, the game was firmly in Everett’s grasp as they scored six consecutive touchdowns while holding onto a 42-6 advantage.

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Hitting the ground running

Josaiah Stewart rumbles for yards during a preseason scrimmage. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Will play short season for pride, each other, Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide will hit the gridiron Friday and open up the 2021 season against Lynn English not playing for a state championship but something greater: each other.

In what will certainly go down in the record books with an asterisk, this season features just a four-game schedule void of any playoffs or tournaments.

The four games played will be for pride and not titles. And any one of the city’s faithful will tell you Everett is a proud football town.

With about 65 players on the roster, the Crimson Tide are well-stacked and able-bodied in ways other teams just aren’t because of COVID.

In football, unlike any other sport, depth is paramount, and Everett’s got it. This could bode well for the team.

The team is loaded with plenty of senior and letterman leadership, which makes an undefeated season a real possibility. If wins come, it’ll be those experienced players leading the charge.

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We are ‘family’

Everett High School coach shows a play diagram to the offense as the Tide prepare for the season opener next week at Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

With season opener next week Tide football focuses on becoming a team

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Crimson Tide football will live by one motto this football season: family.

With just a four-game schedule, void of any league or state playoffs as of today, coach Robert DiLoreto is purposefully guiding Everett football one step at a time looking first to build continuity and trust throughout the program in a dramatically shortened season.

“Our first practice on the field was emotional, a myriad of feelings between coaches and players. We are lucky,” said DiLoreto after the Tide started their in-person practices earlier this month. Before April, all team meetings and workouts were voluntary and conducted via Zoom. It was then DiLoreto decided the team would come together in their first on-field practice and determine what they’d be competing for this season.

Unanimously, it was family.

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