Crimson Tide hoopster plays waiting game

Roger Vasquez puts up some shots prior to a Crimson Tide basketball game against Medford. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Recovering from knee injury Vasquez waits for his turn

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Everett High School sophomore Roger Vasquez has learned so much in just one year.

As a freshman, almost a year ago to date, Vasquez tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the final boys’ basketball game of the year against Cambridge Ridge & Latin, a second-round, 65-52, playoff loss for the Crimson Tide.

Knee surgery, 9 months of therapy, training, and a pandemic later, Vazquez
is back on the basketball court as the Crimson Tide looks to capture the Greater Boston League championship.

Vazquez is dribbling and shooting and back to doing basketball activities with the team during practice but has yet to play in one of the seven games scheduled in the regular season.

The year-long grind to get back on the court was a short-term setback for what would be a long-term gain for the sophomore.

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Tide turns to DiLoreto as season prepares to kickoff

Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Everett football’s newest head coach is looking to continue rolling out the winning recipe behind the Crimson Tide’s storied championship history and plans to do so by bringing to the table one main ingredient: Trust.

ROBERT DILORETO
(photo courtesy of EHS)

“My motivation [as coach] is to earn trust and build relationships with players,” said Everett’s newest graduate turned head coach, Robert DiLoreto, who met with players for the first time this season via Zoom last week. “I want the team to learn from my actions and see I care about their well-being as student-athletes first,” said DiLoreto, a graduate of Everett High School’s 1984 class.

“My main motivation is to support students. Championships are great, but building relationships is most important. I want to get them to believe in themselves more than X’s and O’s,” said DiLoreto, a major advocate of sports and learning life lessons going hand-in-hand.

In our increasingly peculiar society strapped down by the Coronavirus pandemic, DiLoreto’s first duty as head coach was not performed on the gridiron but instead from his living room.

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DiLoreto takes over Tide football, season starts Feb. 22

Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium.(Photo by Jim Mahoney)


By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced there will be a 2021 MIAA High School Football season beginning February 22.

The rescheduled fall sports season, or “Fall 2” season as it’s been dubbed by the MIAA, will be allowed to start later this month after the pandemic ravaged any plans of play when the school year started remotely in September.

The safeguards in place for the upcoming football season include larger team boxes, to ensure social distancing, and face masks must be worn by players and coaches at all times.

With the MIAA’s announcement came an equally as important announcement for the Everett Crimson Tide: a familiar face will be taking over as new head football coach.

The hometown hire of Robert DiLoreto, a graduate of Everett High’s 1984 class, keeps with the school’s trend of bringing in familiar faces to help lead its youth athletes, as he joins a group of former EHS graduates who have come back to lead at their alma mater, including basketball coach Stanley Chamblain, softball coach Stacy Poste, and former football coach Theluxon Pierre.

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Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.

1936

Did we ever mention we are the eldest running newspaper in Everett? If you can’t believe it, just check out this week’s Gridiron Flashback going way back to 1936. Featured in this blast from the past are the undefeated (9-0) Crimson Tide of yesteryear. This version of the Tide were led by the “fleet footed” tandem of Bobby Bell and Al Romboli, who both scored 8 touchdowns on the season. And before you turn away, pause for just one second and give credit to the designer of those snazzy throwback jerseys!

Gridiron Flashback

In honor of all the fall football stars just waiting for their chance to pound the turf at Veterans Memorial Stadium, during the 2020-2021 Everett High School fall sports season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from the past, each including some of the biggest names and games in EHS football history.

2017

Jason Maitre (2) makes an acrobatic grab with a St. John’s Prep defender draped over him. On just the third play of the game, Maitre snagged the pass from Jack Wilcox and ran 77-yards to paydirt. The Crimson Tide routed SJP, 49-14, scoring on their first five possessions of the game to improve to 7-0.