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.

1991

This week’s flashback takes us nearly 30 years into the past to 1991, a rough year for Everett football, but still good reason to celebrate the continued Crimson Tide tradition. Featured in the photo (from left to right) are ‘91 team captains Jason Walsh, Dave Spiriti, who lead the team in TDs, and Jonathan Delgazio.

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.

1996

Our very first Gridiron Flashback of the year takes us into the time vault and back to 1996, when speedy receiver Michael Denning bolted past rival Malden HS defenders in a 37-0 shutout by the Tide. Everett finished the 96’ season with its 11th Greater Boston League title and first Super Bowl appearance in 24 years. (Leader Herald photo)

EPS opens school year without usual fanfare

Everett High Schoolers head into EHS for the first day of classes on September 15, 2020. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By JOSH RESNEK

More than 7,000 Everett Public School students began the new school year Tuesday at home looking into their computers or Chromebooks and listening to their teachers attempting to be online educators.

The Coronavirus has revolutionized public school education at the start of this year in school districts like Everett where in person schooling inside classrooms will not begin again until November, if at all.

Call it a reckoning, call it whatever you will, the virus has rather abruptly and completely reset the public school education protocol.

Even in those places where the schools have reopened, with students attending classes on campus, there is the unwritten understanding among nearly everyone involved with the learning process and safety of the students that public school education may never again be the way it was.

Not since 1918 have public schools been forced to close or to distance students from one another and for everyone attending to wear facemasks in order to keep the virus from spreading among them.

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Tide season postponed

Everett High football has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and Veteran’s Memorial Stadium remains quiet for now. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Friday night lights dimmed by Covid-19 pandemic

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Like an audible straight out of the unprecedented playbook, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released joint guidance for modified high school sports seasons in the 2020-2021 school year.

The guidelines, constructed to keep student athletes safer during the Covid-19 era, modified which sports could conduct full-scheduled seasons this fall, dividing each into lower, moderate and higher risk categories. The higher risk sports, including football, cheer and basketball will not have their seasons take place during the fall and instead will have “floating” schedules, which basically means all games will be postponed for a later date while players are still allowed to practice in the interim, provided paperwork stating health guidelines are being followed are submitted.

The MIAA and DESE released this statement of the changes:

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New Crimson Tide head coach to lean on experience for 2020

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Everett High QB, Duke Doherty, escapes the pass rush in 2019 and will be counted on this season by new head coach Gregory Bluestein to lead the Tide for 2020. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

BY LORENZO RECUPERO

Theluxon Pierre, Everett High School alumni and head football coach for the last two seasons, was relieved of his position with the team and his assistant Gregory Bluestein has been appointed interim head coach for the remainder of the 2020-2021 football season.

The shakeup was not due to Pierre’s coaching performance but a result of his lack of teaching credentials required at

Everett Public Schools. Bluestein, who has a Master of Education degree in Athletic Administration, has been teaching at the school for the last eight years.

With EHS now set to have its third head coach in four seasons, the question becomes could this be the year the Crimson Tide’s current slows down?

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