Crimson Tide senior captain Joe Murillo has spent the last four years committed to improving his game to help boost Everett High School’s offensive line to elite status.
At 6-foot-4, 300 pounds the left tackle, a starter for the first time in his career, has done so this season while earning the respect of his coaches and peers.
Behind the strength of Murillo and the offensive line, the Crimson Tide remained undefeated (5-0) while posting 18 touchdowns on the ground in just five games.
“His greatest quality is being a great kid who is coachable and has a team-first mentality,” said EHS Assistant Coach Ross Pietrantonio.
Head Coach Robert DiLoreto echoed the sentiment.
“We are very proud of Joe’s outstanding leadership this year. He has been a huge factor in our run, pass, and blocking game,” said DiLoreto, who has engineered an offense that is averaging nearly 200 rushing yards per game.
Sr. running back likens his game to Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliot
By LORENZO RECUPERO
The Crimson Tide remains undefeated on the year and big back Jayden “JC” Clerveaux is a big reason why.
With two touchdown runs in the Tides shutout win (42-0) over Lynn English, the 6-foot, 210-pound senior captain is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with 3 TDs on the season.
Clerveaux’s downhill, but still shifty, put-a-body-on-you style of running has been likened by Everett High School football coaches to the style of EHS legend Diamond Ferri, who of course made his way up the ranks and into the National Football League.
Clerveaux, born in Cambridge and raised in Everett, hopes to follow his predecessor’s footsteps, and run his way into the pros.
“With football, NFL is the big dream,” said Clerveaux of his football aspirations. “That’s every football player’s plan A,” he said.
At 6-foot-3, 290 pounds Everett High senior offensive and defensive lineman Jayden Biggi is a hard body to move.
In the Crimson Tide’s latest victory, Biggi, a four-year player, was front and center in the effort, helping to open up huge running lanes for his teammates to get through. With his help, the Tide ran it into the end zone five times against Somerville.
An honor roll student, and self-proclaimed “quiet leader”, Biggi, one of the Tides seven team captains, prefers to lead with his actions rather than his vocals.