Tide finish season with a Win

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Clarence Jules (4) carries the ball during the annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game against Masconomet Regional High School at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide ended their season not in the way they started – and that’s a good thing.

On Thanksgiving morning, Masconomet Regional came into town and was handed a plate full of Crimson as the Tide rolled to a 41-7 win. The meeting, their fourth straight T-Day matchup, has been one-sided, with Everett taking all four games in convincing fashion (including 32-0 win last year).

And after suffering a disheartening loss to open the year, second- year head coach Theluxon Pierre is able to say his team bounced back and completed a winning season, albeit without a super bowl title, the right way.

“To be honest, I’m very proud of the kids, but growing up in Everett, this is a disappointing season,” Pierre said, noting the referee mishaps that marred another successful year on the field of play. Two years in a row controversial calls in the playoffs helped to bounce the Tide (8-3) from another run at the super bowl.

In his second year as head coach, Pierre now owns an overall record of 18-4, including two conference championships.

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Gridiron Flashback

*For several weeks during the 2019-2020 Everett High School football season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from decades into the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.

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Our Gridiron Flashback this week takes us back in time to the 1990 season, when the Tide shutout Beverley for a 7-0 win. Pictured (above) is Everett’s Jason Walsh (21) laying a hard hit on a Beverly rusher.

The Crimson Slide

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Sophomore Jaden Clerveaux (above) had his share of the load for the Crimson Tide this season. They finish the year against Masconomet Regional Thanksgiving Day. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The hangover from the overtime playoff-ousting loss to Central Catholic last week must still be on the minds of the players and coaches that felt they were robbed of yet another playoff-advancing win for the second consecutive year.

As a result, for the first time since 2015, when they finished the year 6-6 overall, the Crimson Tide (7- 3) are in the midst of a two-game slide after dropping Friday’s playoff consolation game to Andover, 20-16.

The 16 points scored in the loss to Andover is the second lowest point total the team has put out all 2019.

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Gridiron Flashback

*For several weeks during the 2019-2020 Everett High School football season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from decades into the past, each including some of the biggest names in EHS football history.

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This week’s Gridiron Flashback bounces us back in time to the 1990-91’ season, when John Saga- rino (featured above) posted 28 total points to lead the Crimson Tide to their first ever EMass title in a 72-65 win over Catholic Memorial.

Crimson Tide ousted – again – by Central Catholic, Referees

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Jaden Clerveaux (20) lunges forward for a Crimson Tide touchdown in Saturday’s MIAA Division 1 North Semifinals. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

EVERETT – 37
CENTRAL CATHOLIC – 39

By Lorenzo Recupero

Over the last five years, no one has beaten Everett more than the Central Catholic Raiders.

In Saturday’s MIAA Division 1 North Semifinals, C-C made sure it remained that way, topping the Tide, 39-37, in overtime.

Since winning back-to-back titles in 2016 & 2017, C-C has been the largest thorn in Everett’s side, keeping them from a shot at a three-peat while knocking them out the playoffs the last two years in a row.

In those two Everett-ousting wins by C-C (8-1), three and two points were the margin of victory.

Last year’s difference was a last-second field goal and this time around a 2-point conversion rush in overtime.

The back-and-forth slugfest between the two division 1 powerhouses Saturday at Lawrence was the thriller all knew it would be, featuring several lead changes, big-time plays, and even a little dusting of referee decisions that some in attendance would say altered the outcome of the game including a second half snafu that gifted C-C an extra down that eventually lead to a tie-breaking touchdown.

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