The Everett Eagles B team had their season come to an end Saturday at a blustery Foley Field in Worcester as they fell to King Philip 25-22 in the New England Regional Final. After an uncharacteristic turnover deep in their own territory on the second play of the game they fell behind for the first time all season as King Philip punched it in for an early 6-0 lead. It was the start of four first half lead changes as two scores by Lazare Joseph, of 8 and 38, yards were sandwiched around a score by King Philip.
The two point advantage difference at halftime, with the score 14-12 Everett, was a conversion kick by Omar Herrera. King Philip answered with two straight scores in the second half before Lazare completed the hat trick from 3 yards out with 5 minutes left in the game. The Eagles were unable to get the ball back as King Philip ran out the clock on the Eagles season to advance to Florida. Even though the Eagles outscored their opponents for the year 406-75, the final number that counted was 1, the loss they were dealt Saturday, against 12 wins. I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the coaching staff, the cheerleaders, the parents and especially the players for making this a season that I will never forget. To me the boys will always be National Champions for the grit, determination and effort they put forth this season. Good luck to them all in the future.