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SEPTEMBER 10: EHS quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe fires a pass against Xaverian. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

No. 4 Crimson Tide nip No. 3 Xaverian Hawks, 21-19, on Cam Mohamed TD in heavy weight battle

By LORENZO RECUPERO

The Crimson Tide opened the season Friday against one of its most familiar foes and got a game-deciding performance from one of its most unfamiliar faces.

In the 21-19 overtime victory, the Tide (1-0) proved too much to overcome for host Xaverian Brothers High school, whose come from behind effort to steal a win fell just short as Cam Mohamed scampered in for the winning TD and conversion.

It was quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolling onto the scene to lift Everett.

With two touchdown passes in a game where TDs were hard to come by, quarterback Karmarri Ellerbe rolled onto the scene making his first-ever varsity start at QB, made sure his opponents got a good glimpse of who he is and what he can do.

In the first quarter, Ellerbe dropped a 56-yard dime to speedy wide receiver Ismael Zamor, and again in the third quarter upped the stakes and hooked up with Moses Seids for an 80-yard TD connection to push Everett to a 10-point lead.

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