EHS Turkey Bowl Empty

In a football town such as Everett, Thanksgiving Day football is about as desirable as the turkey being served in many households across the nation on the holiday.

This season, Everett football fans and Everett High players and coaches will have to go without the main course and all its fixings as the team could not find an opponent in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Although lamenting the lack of football on the much-anticipated fall holiday, Everett Coach Robert DiLoreto has some plans to celebrate the team and all their success this season.

“It is a very empty feeling for our team, coaches and players to not have a game on Thanksgiving this year because Thanksgiving morning is all about high school football in Massachusetts. We hope to find a new and long lasting rivalry starting next season,” said DiLoreto.

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Crimson Tide Offense Runs Dry In Playoff Loss

Central Catholic High School’s offense ran away with the win in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals. (Photo by Joseph Presciozo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide ran into their playoff nemesis Friday night, dropping yet another postseason matchup to Central Catholic High School.

The 21-0 loss in the MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals is the only time Everett was held scoreless all season long.

The meeting was the seventh playoff battle in 10 years between the Tide (8-2) and Central Catholic (8-2), who now lead the overall series 6-2.

The game was ultimately as competitive as expected, but turnovers and untimely penalties were the Crimson Tide’s undoing.

“We had our chances,” said Everett head coach Robert DiLoreto. “But we committed a few bad penalties, a fumble; you do those things against Central Catholic, you’re probably in trouble,” he said.

In the end, it was back-breaking big plays that led to victory for Central Catholic.

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Red Hot Crimson Tide Topple Taunton, Advance To Quarterfinals

Everett quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe eludes an incoming Taunton defender. (Photo by Christian Ramirez/Taunton Gazette)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide officially made it past the bar set a year ago by its predecessors.

With the 33-14 win over host Taunton High School on Friday, the Crimson Tide advanced past the first round of the MIAA playoffs setting up a quarterfinal meeting with Central Catholic on Friday, November 11 (7PM) at Lawrence Stadium.

A year ago, the Tide (8-1) couldn’t make it past the Round of 16, but senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe made sure to make the most of his second postseason start to help push the team over the top, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another on a 62-yard strike to Giacobbe Ward in the first half.

Ellerbe’s elusiveness provided the decisive X-Factor in the win, helping to extend the Tide’s win streak to eight games.

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Crimson Tide Handle GBL Rival Revere

Cap 4-game Win Streak

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide are inching closer to the playoffs and a top-seeding with the 41-13 win over Greater Boston League counterpart Revere High School on Friday.

Since losing week one, the Tide (4-1) have been playing on another level than their competitors, posting 40 points per game on offense while giving up just 7 points defensively in their last four matches.

To put their resurgence in perspective, the Tide have allowed 29 combined points in their last four games compared to the 49 points they gave up week one.

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Crimson Tide roll Lynn English

By Lorenzo Recupero

The game plan for Everett High School football changes from match to match depending on their next opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, according to third-year coach Robert DiLoreto.

If the motive is striking their opponent’s weaknesses, the Crimson Tide’s game plan this past week was loud and clear: run, run, run — and run some more.

The ground-game effort made all the difference, as the Tide (2-1) shutout Greater Boston League rival Lynn English behind 5 rushing touchdowns en route to the 37-0 victory.

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