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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EHS Shakes Off Playoff Loss By Rattling A-B; Team Improves to 9-1

Everett Leader Staff Report

At first consideration, Everett fans had a lot to feel sorry about last Friday.

For the first time since the MIAA expanded its playoff format in 2013, the Crimson Tide failed to reach at least the Div. 1 North final.

After their loss to Central Catholic in the previous week’s North semifinals, the Tide were unceremoniously but unavoidably dumped onto the MIAA’s “Non-Playoff Schedule,” which is a little like being forced into a staycation when you had your heart set on jetting to the Caribbean. Continue reading EHS Shakes Off Playoff Loss By Rattling A-B; Team Improves to 9-1