The Crimson Tide improved to 4-1 with last week’s 42-0 drubbing of winless Medford High School.
Quarterback Duke Doherty continued to impress, tying his season-high with four touchdowns (1 rushing, 3 passing) in the shutout.
With the win streak now at four games, head coach Theluxon Pierre still isn’t ready to concede that his team is hitting its stride, even if they’re light years ahead of where they were when they dropped the ball in the season opener and scored just 12 points.
“I don’t think [we’re hitting our stride], we just aren’t facing the caliber teams that we did in the beginning of our season,” said Pierre. “I have respect for how these young men have responded so far, but we still have a long way to go,” he said.
BACK AT HOME — The Crimson Tide will conclude the regular-season with back-to-back games inside the friendly environs of Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Medford comes to town this Friday, while Malden is in town next Friday night (Oct. 19). Kickoff is 7 p.m. for both games.
Medford is 1-4, with its win coming over Somerville. Two of the Mustangs’ losses have been close ones — 28-20 to Winthrop and 27-21 to Revere.
Malden is undergoing a major rebuilding under first-year head coach Steve Freker. The Golden Tornadoes are 0-5 and haven’t scored more than 8 points in any of their five games. They are coming off a 35-0 shutout loss to Marblehead.