Crimson Tide rocking and rolling

EHS quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe scrambles for a first down in the win against Revere. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

This year’s Crimson Tide has the look and the feel of the great rough and tumble, straight out winning teams of Super Bowl-winning stature.

Stellar performances by half a dozen young athletes with super skills combined with the team’s overall powerful together play have the Tide mowing down all comers.

Coaching of course counts for a lot – and the coaching is obviously first-rate as the Tide is right now 5-0 and ranked the third-best team in Massachusetts.

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Co-captain Joe Murillo helps anchor EHS O-line

Offenseive lineman Joe Murillo (62) keeps the throwing lane clear for QB Karmarri Ellerbe. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

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.

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Crimson Tide B Squad rolls

The undefeated Everett Crimson Tide B team traveled to Dracut this past Sunday to take on the Dracut Middies.

Except for a pass coverage breakdown leading to a Dracut touchdown, the Tide dominated on both sides of the ball and came away with a 34-6 victory.

Everett’s offense, led by quarterback and captain Tyler Freni, is averaging 30 points a game and is really clicking heading into the tough part of the schedule.

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Clear sailing for Clerveaux

Jayden “JC” Clerveaux blast through a hole created by Richie Malloy and David Macharia. (Photos By Jim Mahoney and Joe Prezioso)

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.

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Biggi man on campus

Jayden Biggi makes a stop in a win against Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

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.

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