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.
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.
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.
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.
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.