EV Vol. 32, No.36 -FREEEVE ER TT School’s Open! - Please Drive Carefully! ADDOCCO TEAT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, September 8, 2023 The Flores Era is set to begin tonight against non-league host Xaverian First-year Everett coach likes what he sees in the early going in terms of attitude, talent By Joe McConnell H igh school football fans know all about tradition, and what history means to COME BY THE WOBURN BRANCH SEPT 18-23 FOR FREE COFFEE, PASTRIES AND A FREE YETI TUMBLER. (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) CAST YOUR VOTE FOR WHICH CHARITY WILL RECEIVE A $10,000 DONATION FROM EVERETT BANK. OTHERS WILL GET $5,000 EACH. ASK ABOUT OUR GREAT CD RATES! Everett Bank is open in Woburn. A NEW BRANCH WITH YOU IN MIND. Everett Bank is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our new branch at 331 Montvale Ave. You are invited to our celebration event on Monday, September 18, at 9 a.m. Exceptional service and convenient banking options, right in your neighborhood! Visit everettbank.com for more info. There’s Every Bank, Then There’s 331 MONTVALE AVE., WOBURN, MA 01801 781-281-9092 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT, MA 02149 771 SALEM ST., LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 EVERETTBANK.COM 617-387-1110 781-776-4444 MEMBER FDIC | MEMBER DIF Shown from left to right: Coaches Rafi Tringale, Isabella Mejia and Kloey Cardillo. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) By Joe McConnell SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com R afaella Tringale, Kloey Cardillo and Isabella Mejia grew up in Everett playing the usual youth sports, including cheerleading for the renowned Pop Warner football program, which at that time was divided into two. The programs were named the Huskies and Eagles, and there was plenty of talent to go around to form two competitive organizations of players and cheerleaders that were the envy of the rest of the state. Cardillo and Mejia signed up for cheerleading in 2005, when they were fi ve. Tringale joined them in 2009. Together, they completed their stint in the league in 2013. But their friendship has remained strong to this day, and now they are back in the league, this time as coaches to pass on their knowledge of the sport to today’s girls. Cardillo joined the Everett CHEERLEADERS | SEE PAGE 15 Pop Warner cheerleaders coming back to give back Rafaella Tringale, Kloey Cardillo, isabella mejia team up again to teach the next generation the sport. Tonight (Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.), Justin Flores will be making his debut as head coach of the storied Everett High School football team against Xaverian, a perennial Super Bowl contender, on its own Westwood campus. Flores understands all of this, because he played for the late, great Woburn High School coach Rocky Nelson, and there’s no doubt the legJustin Flores FLORES ERA | SEE PAGE 14 EHS Football Head Coach

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