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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Should Everett Go Semi-Pro?

By Christie MacDonald, Special to the Leader Herald

Why doesn’t Everett have a semi-pro football team?

Everett is home to Teddy Peanut Butter, McKinnon’s, multiple breweries, and now Encore Casino.

And yet we are most famous for our beloved football team, the Crimson Tide.

The Crimson Tide and its coaches have worked incredibly hard across multiple generations to earn a haul of high school championships, eventually becoming equally known for breeding winners as well as possessing an unmatched ability to send out a siren call to the talented athletes in our region who moved to Everett specifically to play for our division 1 program.

We’ve all grown up attending games and watching the Crimson Tide stack their championships one atop the other, and there’s signage as a reminder to everyone traveling down Route 16.

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Local Flag Football Program Offers Athletes a Unique Opportunity

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The Legacy New England 7v7 flag football team (above) includes Everett High School athletes Tyrese Baptiste, Sammy Lamothe, Ismael Zamor, and Eli Auguste (not pictured).

By Lorenzo Recupero

While basketball season stirs up March madness across the region and country, one local flag football program is offering athletes the opportunity to compete and train at a high level during the off-season.

Brenden LaRosa, an Everett High School graduate and four-year football player with the Crimson Tide, has been dedicating his time to help offer all Everett athletes the chance to stay active with the Legacy New England 7-on-7 flag football program at the Legacy Center Sports Complex.

The program not only keeps athletes in shape, it helps introduce them to division 1 collegiate programs along the way. Legacy New England has been home to numerous EHS athletes like LaRosa and nearly a dozen current Crimson Tide players use the program to stay locked in while football is on hold.

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