Gridiron Flashback

*For several weeks during the 2019-2020 Everett High School football season, we are showcasing snap shots of newspaper clips from decades into the past, each including some of the biggest names in EHS football history.

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This week’s Gridiron Flashback bounces us back in time to the 1990-91’ season, when John Saga- rino (featured above) posted 28 total points to lead the Crimson Tide to their first ever EMass title in a 72-65 win over Catholic Memorial.

Crimson Tide ousted – again – by Central Catholic, Referees

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Jaden Clerveaux (20) lunges forward for a Crimson Tide touchdown in Saturday’s MIAA Division 1 North Semifinals. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

EVERETT – 37
CENTRAL CATHOLIC – 39

By Lorenzo Recupero

Over the last five years, no one has beaten Everett more than the Central Catholic Raiders.

In Saturday’s MIAA Division 1 North Semifinals, C-C made sure it remained that way, topping the Tide, 39-37, in overtime.

Since winning back-to-back titles in 2016 & 2017, C-C has been the largest thorn in Everett’s side, keeping them from a shot at a three-peat while knocking them out the playoffs the last two years in a row.

In those two Everett-ousting wins by C-C (8-1), three and two points were the margin of victory.

Last year’s difference was a last-second field goal and this time around a 2-point conversion rush in overtime.

The back-and-forth slugfest between the two division 1 powerhouses Saturday at Lawrence was the thriller all knew it would be, featuring several lead changes, big-time plays, and even a little dusting of referee decisions that some in attendance would say altered the outcome of the game including a second half snafu that gifted C-C an extra down that eventually lead to a tie-breaking touchdown.

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Tide thrash A-B, set up rematch with C-C

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Senior receiver Eli Auguste (2) speeds past Acton-Boxborough defenders in Everett’s MIAA quarterfinals win. (Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Second year head coach Theluxon Pierre and the Crimson Tide waited all year for the chance at a rematch with Central Catholic, and after easily taking down Acton-Boxborough 47-6 in the opening round of the MIAA playoffs, they’ve set themselves up for the semifinal showdown they’ve been waiting for.

The collision course between Central Catholic (7-1) and Everett (7-1) will take place at Lawrence Stadium Saturday at 12PM in what will be the fifth playoff meeting between the two sides over the last six years. In that span, Everett’s come out on top four times.

But CC’s lone triumph, on a game-winning field goal in the waning seconds of last year’s 23-20 playoff victory, snapped Everett’s two-year run as state champion and ended the inaugural season for head coach Theluxon Pierre, who was undefeated up to that point.

Their crash Saturday promises to make a real bang, too.

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Crimson Tide in Postseason Form

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Everett’s Jaden Clerveaux (20) gains yardage on a carry during a varsity football match between Everett and Somerville High Schools at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

We were all shocked back in September when the Crimson Tide faltered to open the season, falling flat in a scary 42-12 loss, the teams first season-opening defeat in over two decades.

Since then, the Everett powerhouse we all have become accustomed to seeing on the gridiron has risen up once again as the team finds itself on a 6-game win streak (including Friday’s 50-7 pounding of Somerville) heading into the postseason.

On November 1, the MIAA Division 1 playoffs are set to start, and the Crimson Tide (6-1) are slated to be either the 3rd or 4th seed, which should pin them against Methuen or Acton-Boxborough.

The MIAA will release official tournament pairings and game information on Sunday (10/27). And Should the Tide land in their projected seeding, they will begin the postseason at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Still worried or wondering if the Tide are ready for a deep playoff run?

I wouldn’t be.

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Friday Night Lights

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Everett’s Samy Lamouth (5) slices through Malden defenders. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

The Crimson Tide are rolling at the right time.

The Tide(5-1) aced their last two wins, over winless Malden and Medford, giving up just 6 points combined.

Things shouldn’t get much tougher when the 1-5 Somerville Highlanders come to town this week.

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