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.
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
Four Everett residents were recently named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the Spring semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Nirajan Pandey, Alisa Pham, Tiago Souza, Sage Willis. Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean’s List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade pointaverage (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a fulltime student.
The Everett High School graduating class of 2019 brought a close to their careers last week and with it the official end of the HS sports season.
It’s always a bit bitter sweet this time of year, though.
Summer is always welcomed, of course, but sports in Everett is a nearly year-round phenomenon affording every resident the chance to catch a game of their choosing that will most certainly include a local star athlete ready to show his/her talents.
In Everett – and in the surrounding area, really – everyone knows the accolades of the mighty Crimson Tide sports program.
The saying goes something like ‘Everett Sports is Everett Pride’. And the programs never disappoint, really.
Across the board, sports teams at EHS tend to excel, especially around playoff time.
This year, the football, basketball, baseball, and softball teams all made the playoffs.
The Crimson Tide’s postseason slate included the baseball and softball teams, but both went down in defeat during the first round of the MIAA D.1 north tournament last week.
The dual loss brings a close to the 2019 spring sports season at Everett High School.
The Lady Tide (12-9) had a fantastic year on the mound behind the starting duo of freshman Celeste Fuccillo and junior Ariana Garay, but a lack of hitting in vital situations led the team to falter during the postseason as they fell, 9-2, to Woburn High School in the first round of the playoffs.
“We got our bats on the ball, but just hit it directly to people,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo after being bounced from the playoffs by Woburn HS. “We had ups and downs this season, but I will say I’m proud of all our girls for their accomplishments this season both on and off the field,” said Schiavo as her season came to a close.
The good news for the Lady Tide: They graduate just one starter, senior captain Kaylee Nearen.
The lack of a roster turnover allows the team to pick up right where they left off next season. Another year of experience for a playoff roster should bode well for the team next year.