The Crimson Tide football team gave Mayor Carlo DeMaria some bragging rights with his fellow mayor and friend Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone this week, after a 49-13 Everett shellacking of the Highlanders on Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium.
With only one game to go in their regular season, and that against 2-7 Malden, Everett head coach John DiBiaso’s main concern now is likely protecting against over confidence, in a game his team must win if they want to repeat as Third Time Division 1 State Champions.
The Crimson Tide jumped out to a 36-0 first quarter lead against Somerville, and then added two more touchdowns in the second quarter, before taking their foot off the gas and allowing two Somerville scores in the second half.
Senior standout Jalen Felix got things started minutes into the game with a 48-yard pass reception for a touchdown from Raheem Winguard. The point after by Gilly DeSouza made the score 7-0 and Everett was on its way.
On it’s next possession Brendan LaRosa scored his third touchdown of the season, a seven-yard pass play from Winguard and Everett had a 14-0 lead following the DeSouza kick.
Felix then added a 55 yard rushing touchdown, completing his scoring for the day and giving him nine touchdowns on the season and 56 points overall.
On the ensuing possession, senior Jakarrie Washington picked up a Somerville fumble and returned it 17 yards for the Tide. A two-yard run by Winguard gave Everett an extra two-points and a 29-0 lead.
Washington added a 20 yard reception from Winguard on the Tide’s next possession and the rout was officially on. Washington now has 18 touchdowns and 108 points on the season.
In the second quarter, Everett turned to some of its younger talent, with Joey Owuor and Nick Jean Baptiste each scoring their first touchdowns of the year, and helping Everett stake out a 49-0 halftime lead.
Everett will play next on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium in a game that will also be the team’s final regular season game of the season.
Everett will not play on Thanksgiving Day this year, as Greater Boston League rival Cambridge had asked to reschedule the teams’ meeting to earlier in the season, which Everett agreed to.
If the Tide is successful in winning its final game of the regular season this week, they will not play again until the week following Thanksgiving Day, when they will play their first round playoff game, against the winner of the Cape Ann/Northeastern Conference League.