Sr. running back likens his game to Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliot
By LORENZO RECUPERO
The Crimson Tide remains undefeated on the year and big back Jayden “JC” Clerveaux is a big reason why.
With two touchdown runs in the Tides shutout win (42-0) over Lynn English, the 6-foot, 210-pound senior captain is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with 3 TDs on the season.
Clerveaux’s downhill, but still shifty, put-a-body-on-you style of running has been likened by Everett High School football coaches to the style of EHS legend Diamond Ferri, who of course made his way up the ranks and into the National Football League.
Clerveaux, born in Cambridge and raised in Everett, hopes to follow his predecessor’s footsteps, and run his way into the pros.
“With football, NFL is the big dream,” said Clerveaux of his football aspirations. “That’s every football player’s plan A,” he said.
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.