Crimson Tide Basketball Set For Tipoff

Everett High’s Steven Cordero battles for a loose ball against Cambridge Rindge & Latin in the season opener last year. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide and fifth-year coach Stanley Chamblain are set to embark on another championship campaign.

Following an undefeated (12-0) Greater Boston League run last season, the Tide are hoping to replicate that success and build on it beginning Tuesday, December 13 against rival Revere High School.

Everett topped Revere twice last season, including a 67-53 triumph on opening night.

With only four returning players from last season, coach Chamblain will rely heavily on new faces – along with some talented returning starters – to help carry the ranks.

Everett was ousted by North High School (Worcester) in the second round of last season’s division one north playoffs. Coach Chamblain is confident his versatile roster this year is up to the task of taking it further.

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EHS Turkey Bowl Empty

In a football town such as Everett, Thanksgiving Day football is about as desirable as the turkey being served in many households across the nation on the holiday.

This season, Everett football fans and Everett High players and coaches will have to go without the main course and all its fixings as the team could not find an opponent in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Although lamenting the lack of football on the much-anticipated fall holiday, Everett Coach Robert DiLoreto has some plans to celebrate the team and all their success this season.

“It is a very empty feeling for our team, coaches and players to not have a game on Thanksgiving this year because Thanksgiving morning is all about high school football in Massachusetts. We hope to find a new and long lasting rivalry starting next season,” said DiLoreto.

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Crimson Tide Offense Runs Dry In Playoff Loss

Central Catholic High School’s offense ran away with the win in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals. (Photo by Joseph Presciozo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide ran into their playoff nemesis Friday night, dropping yet another postseason matchup to Central Catholic High School.

The 21-0 loss in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals is the only time Everett was held scoreless all season long.

The meeting was the seventh playoff battle in 10 years between the Tide (8-2) and Central Catholic (8-2), who now lead the overall series 6-2.

The game was ultimately as competitive as expected, but turnovers and untimely penalties were the Crimson Tide’s undoing.

“We had our chances,” said Everett head coach Robert DiLoreto. “But we committed a few bad penalties, a fumble; you do those things against Central Catholic, you’re probably in trouble,” he said.

In the end, it was back-breaking big plays that led to victory for Central Catholic.

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Red Hot Crimson Tide Topple Taunton, Advance To Quarterfinals

Everett quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe eludes an incoming Taunton defender. (Photo by Christian Ramirez/Taunton Gazette)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide officially made it past the bar set a year ago by its predecessors.

With the 33-14 win over host Taunton High School on Friday, the Crimson Tide advanced past the first round of the MIAA playoffs setting up a quarterfinal meeting with Central Catholic on Friday, November 11 (7PM) at Lawrence Stadium.

A year ago, the Tide (8-1) couldn’t make it past the Round of 16, but senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe made sure to make the most of his second postseason start to help push the team over the top, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another on a 62-yard strike to Giacobbe Ward in the first half.

Ellerbe’s elusiveness provided the decisive X-Factor in the win, helping to extend the Tide’s win streak to eight games.

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