THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, OCTObER 13, 2023 Page 17 Tide football throttles Revere to secure fourth straight win Everett, now ranked 16th By Joe McConnell A fter dropping a close opening night game to nonleague host Xaverian, 32-21, the Everett High School football team (4-1), under the direction of first-year head coach Justin Flores, has rattled off four in a row, including last Friday night’s thrashing of host Revere, 48-6. In just one week, the Crimson Tide have climbed four spots in the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) Division 1 power rankings to 16th in the D-1 power rankings, hosts Medford tonight at 6 p.m. Meet the Everett High School Crimson Tide Varsity Football Cheerleaders place, as of Oct. 10. The top 16 clubs in the division – with at least three wins – make the playoffs that begin next month. Needham is currently on top with a 4-1 record. Lincoln-Sudbury (4-1), St. John’s Prep (5-0), Xaverian (3-2) and Methuen (41) round out the top five. The game against the Patriots was pretty much over by halftime after the visitors racked up 34 unanswered points. The Everett boys tacked on two more touchdowns in the second half, one each in both the third and fourth quarters, to complete the onslaught. The team obviously didn’t suffer any letdowns after edging BC High (4-1, eighth ranked in Division 1) in a thriller the previous week, 35-34, and the coach was pleased about that. “It shows that we have a mature team that knows how to take care of business, no matter who is the opponent,” Flores said. Shown back row, from left to right; Rileigh Kenney, Ashley Seward, Rebecca Hickey, Evellyn Nunes, Capt. Ana Luiza Silva, Ava Goodwin, Lilly Odiari, Alexa Uga, Kierstyn Carapelluci, and Leosmary Perez. Shown front row, same order: Olivia Dresser, Jackeline Salvador, Angelina Papa, Sarah Tiberri, Emma Perry, Justine Lynch, Katelyn Peralta, and Danica Pham. Quarterback Carlos Rodrigues (10/10 for 200 passing yards, 2 TDs; 4 rushing yards, 1 TD) was the Tide’s offensive leader. On defense, the Everett front seven stood out for the coach. They didn’t allow many rushing yards, while holding Revere to just one touchdown very late in the game. Rodrigues hooked up with Jayden Prophete (1 carry for 15 yards; 3 catches for 63 yards, 1 TD) for a 22-yard first quarter scoring strike to ignite the offense. Damien Lackland (11 carries for 122 yards, 2 TDs) completed another drive in the opening stanza on a one-yard run through the line. Lackland then showed off his speed in the second quarter with a 52-yard burst to the endzone. Domenic Papa (1 reception for 25 yards, 1 TD) was on the receiving end of a 25yard touchdown pass from Rodrigues later on in the period. Rodrigues then closed out the first half with a four-yard run to paydirt. Jeremiah Clark (2 carries for 10 yards, 1 TD; 2/2 for 62 receiving yards) scored Everett’s third quarter touchdown after running the final eight yards for six points. Running back Manny Santiago (10 carries for 48 yards, 1 TD) accounted for the fourth quarter touchdown on a short two-yard run. Matt Lamonica (1 carry, 12 yards), Jaysaun Coggins (3 receptions, 33 yards), Elijah Lassiter (2 receptions, 76 yards) and Jonathan Vasquez (1 reception, 4 yards) also contributed to the Everett offense against Revere. The Tide will now host league rival Medford (3-2) tonight (Oct. 13) at Everett Stadium, starting at 6 p.m., and Flores expects a competitive game. “(Medford) are going to be a tough team that does multiple things on the offensive side of the ball. They can spread it out and throw it or they can get under center in the I-formation and (run it up the middle),” the coach said. “On defense, they will look to stack the box to stop the run or play man in passing situations. But we will continue to play our game, while also limiting their explosive plays. But we must connect on ours.” Everett field hockey blanks Revere to secure first GBL win A fter the game against Peabody on Oct. 3, firstyear Everett High School field hockey coach Sabrina Wright switched around her lineup, and it paid immediate dividends, when the Crimson Tide (1-0 in the Greater Boston League, 2-8 overall) shutout Revere, 2-0 the very next day to earn their first Greater Boston League (GBL) win. In that Peabody game, the locals lost, 3-0 in what was really a good, hard-fought game, according to Wright. Ricky Contreras was the MVP in this game. “(Contreras) is our junior captain, and he was hungry for a goal and was working hard to get it,” said Wright. “He didn’t end up getting one, but I can feel his energy from the sideline.” His effort might have inspired mates to victory. Goalie Willins Julien was the those aforementioned lineup changes the next day against Revere. “After our loss on Tuesday to Peabody, I switched around our formations on the field, and it was probably one of my best coaching decisions I made all season long,” Wright said. “This was a beautifully played game by everyone. They were all doing the right things, and it showed because we came out on top to secure our first league win.” Jonathan Scoletti and Cephas Orleus netted the two Everett goals to help propel their teamTeam MVP in this game. “It can be argued that Willins is the MVP in every game, because he’s out there saving 20 to 30 shots per game,” said Wright. “But I wanted to wait for the perfect game to be able to name him MVP, and it was this game. We not only won it, but it was also his first shutout in goal. I was so happy for him, and it was so well-deserved.” The Tide has since gone up against Malden on Oct. 11 after Crimson Tide gets ready to celebrate Senior Day next Wednesday against non-league Northeast Voke By Joe McConnell press deadline. They will then take on non-league host Greater Lowell Monday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., before heading home to host non-league Northeast Voke on Senior Day two days later, Oct. 18, at 7-Acres/Rivergreen, starting at 5 p.m.

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