Crimson Tide bounce back, blank Somerville

By Lorenzo Recupero

The 2022-23 brand of Everett Crimson Tide has arrived.

After blasting Somerville 42-0 Friday, the Tide have seemingly remedied their offensive woes from a week ago to snag their first win of the season.

“This week our team played fast, confident and disciplined in all three phases and I’m very proud of our team effort,” said Everett coach Robert DiLoreto on the quick turnaround from a week ago when the Tide’s offense sputtered, posting just 19 points in the season-opening loss.

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Xaverian Topples Tide In Opener

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide opened the season with a gut-check, 49-19, loss to visiting Xaverian on Friday.

The lopsided loss for the Crimson Tide (0-1) was result of an offensive onslaught by Xaverian, who was led by Henry Hasselbeck, the son of former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

Hasselbeck totaled 190 passing yards and three touchdowns and Xaverian running back Michael Oates tallied 199 yards and two TDs on the ground. Oates also snagged a 79-yard TD pass from Hasselbeck.

In the losing effort, Everett senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe put his best foot forward, adding two passing touchdowns in the second half of the game. Everett junior running back Damien Lackland also contributed with a 33-yard score.

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2022-2023 EHS Fall Football Preview

Everett senior quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe (right) will be a big part of Everett’s offensive attack this year. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Hibernation season is over.

The sleeping Everett Football giant is up and running again.

It’s fall and a new roster of EHS football players will be vying for a title.

And you may recall the undefeated 2017 season being the last time Everett High School hanged an MIAA State Championship banner, but this could be the year the Crimson Tide end the drought.

After graduating over 30 seniors a season ago, EHS will be relying on a fresh crop of talent and first-year football athletes to help rise to the challenge. Led by just three returning starters, including quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe, wide receiver/defensive back Giacobbe Ward, and lineman Nick Raymond, coach Robert DiLoreto is preparing for his third year to be the charm of his tenure at the helm thus far.

So while we anticipate Friday’s season-opening contest with longtime rival Xaverian, who the Tide bested 21-19 in overtime a year ago, let us take a pre-kickoff peek at what lies ahead.

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Rushing attack batters Somerville, 38-6

Everett’s Jayden Clerveaux (4) makes a run for the end zone during a High School varsity football match between the Everett Crimson Tide and the Somerville Highlanders at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium on (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Improve to 2-0, Lynn English up next


The Crimson Tide jumped on visiting Somerville early in their home-opener Friday, rushing the ball with ease en route to a thorough 38-6 Greater Boston League victory.

Powered by five rushing touchdowns, two from senior running back J.C. Clerveaux, including a thrilling 49-yard score in the first half, the Tide (2-0) looked sharp offensively.

With two passing touchdowns leading the way in the team’s first win, and a stable of runners leading the way in their triumph over Somerville, the Tide showcased an ability to be an all-around offense, able to run and pass effectively to pick up a W.

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Shortened season a success for Tide

MAY 14: Brandon Gibbs snags an interception over Lynn Classical’s Kyle Durant. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Team effort in rout of Lynn Classical Rams


The Crimson Tide took care of Lynn Classical Friday, 42-12, wrapping up the abbreviated 2020- 2021 season undefeated.

In the end, a three-game season just meant three more wins for Everett High School football.

With all three victories this season coming against Greater Boston League opponents, Everett could be crowned league champions, but head coach Robert DiLoreto doesn’t believe it’s necessary.

“I honestly don’t think there needs to be a league champion in a season like this,” said DiLoreto, who expressed his joy of winning and said being a part of Everett football is a more meaningful reward for both student-athletes and coaches alike than getting a banner.

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