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.
In preparation for the start of football across the city, Everett High School assistant football coach Ross Pietrantonio and a host of EHS football players helped facilitate a clinic for the Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner program on Saturday.
Pietrantonio said the clinic is just the start of a renewed fo- cus on rebuilding a steady collaboration between EHS football and Everett Pop Warner. A dozen athletes, including Jayden Biggie, Jaylen Murphy, Darrion Green, Pedro Rodrigues, Carlos Rodrigues, Ricardo Abraham, JJ Costa, Joseph Turcios, Nick Raymond, Hector Guevara, Jaiden Coriano, and Ismael Zamor all lent a hand to the youth in attendance.
“This is just the beginning for building a bridge between the high school program and the Pop Warner system,” said Pietrantonio,” who along with his players helped run individual drills with the Pop Warner youth, from 1-on-1 coaching to cheering kids on as they ran their 40-yard dash.
The Crimson Tide, led by a capable group of senior leaders, honored first-year head coach Robert DiLoreto with a relentless work ethic amid an undefeated season. A part of this year’s crop of football seniors has already decided where they will continue their education at the next level and it’s a point of joy for DiLoreto.
If you are a Crimson Tie football player or fan, or parent of a player or cheerleader, or you are among the folks that sell hot dogs at the games, or you are fans who collect at Everett Memorial Stadium, well, this is a depressing time.
For the players who had to sit out the Thanksgiving football game, and the entire season, it is the equivalent of a robbery – the robbery of the thrill of a lifetime for young players who live for Thanksgiving, competition.
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.