Tide Bounce Back, Down Rival Xaverian

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Everett’s Eli Auguste (2) celebrates a with a teammate after a touchdown against Xaverian. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide flexed their collective muscle in dispatching Xaverian High School, 27-21, at Everett Veterans Stadium Friday.

The rebound victory comes after the team’s most lopsided loss in over three decades, a 42-12 thumping at the hands of Central High School to open the season.

How the Crimson Tide responded to the disheartening loss is proof this team, albeit a young one, still possesses a championship mettle that has come to define what it means to wear Everett Crimson.

“It was like night and day,” said Everett coach Theluxon Pierre of his team’s response after losing in a big way in the season-opener to turning things around against longtime rival Xaverian.

Both teams were fighting to stave-off a daunting 0-2 start to the season.

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Crimson Tide Lose Game and More in Football Opener

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Everett’s Khouri Dottin (99) rallies his fellow players during a varsity match between Everett and Springfield Central at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday September 6, 2019. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Everett High School’s football season got started on a somber note, with junior Egan Gouveia being carted off via ambulance after sustaining an injury while colliding with a teammate in the games opening kickoff.

The Crimson Tide went on to play a lackluster game, losing 42-12 to Central High School in their first opening game loss in several years.

Even with one of Massachusetts’ top teams losing in surprising fashion, the focus throughout and after the contest was on Gouveia’s status.

“Our prayers our with Egan,” said Everett coach Theluxon Pierre to the Boston Globe following the game. “We got word that he’s doing OK, so that’s the most important thing tonight,” said Pierre, who stood beside his junior linebacker until ambulances were able to immobilize his back and neck and move him from the field.

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The Crimson Tide

The Crimson Tide’s stumble in its first test this year against Central High School caused many high school savants and followers to reflect with awe.

“We haven’t seen a Crimson Tide loss out of the gate like this in a long, long time!”

This was indeed the case in the Crimson Tide’s 40-12 defeat at Everett Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

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Crimson Tide 2019-2020 Football Preview

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Sophomore wide receiver Ismael Zamor (#3) runs past Haverhill defenders in Saturday’s scrimmage at Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Joe Brown)

By Lorenzo Recupero

It’s September again and that means just one thing for the City of Everett: High School Football is back. In 2018, the Crimson Tide dominated the regular-season and entered the playoffs undefeated, but a tough, 23-20, semifinal loss to Central Catholic cut short a phenomenal first season for head coach Theluxon Pierre.

In the playoff loss, Coach Pierre and his staff felt the referees altered the outcome of the game that ended their undefeated season, calling a holding penalty away from the ball on what would have been a game-winning 60-yard touchdown pass.

This year, with the playoff loss in the rearview, Coach Pierre and the Tide are on a mission to prove they are still the number one team in Massachusetts

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Sainristil Begins New Chapter at Michigan

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Mike Sainristil, one of the more electrifying athletes to ever wear the crimson of Everett High, is off to Michigan. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Josh Resnek

Mike Sainristil signed a letter of intent last week to attend the University of Michigan and to play football there, a testament to his prowess on the field as one of the best high school football players in the history of the EHS program and in the state of Massachusetts.

Sainristil, known for his speed and hands and for his smooth but raw sense of command on the football field, was praised as not just a great football player but as a credit to the Everett High School.

In a massive display of his popularity at the signing last week at EHS, his coach Theluxon Pierre said of his star player: “Great, great kid. What a future he has standing before him.”

Sainristil signed the letter of intent with a huge crowd watching and cheering.

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