Tide’s DiLoreto is ‘Coach of Year’; 8 Everett players, 5 from Revere & 2 from Malden selected as GBL All-Stars
They rolled through the Greater Boston League (GBL) portion of their 2021 schedule like “Grave Digger” in the Monster Jam Truck Series. It was not pretty as Everett High football demolished its GBL competition for six straight weeks, with every game but one decided before the halftime break and the sixth one over just two possessions into the third quarter.
Everett and second-year Head Coach Rob DiLoreto captured its 26th GBL crown in the past 30 seasons and outscored its six league opponents, 244-17.
After such a season-long onslaught, it is not surprising that league honors were heaped high on the Crimson Tide at season’s end. Record-setting senior running back J.C. Clerveaux, who finished second in the state in scoring among all Division 1 players, was named the 2021 Greater Boston League Most Valuable Player. Clerveaux scored 16 touchdowns and three two-point conversions to finish with 102 total points. He finished second to Andover High’s Lincoln Beal, who led the state in both touchdowns (25) and points (158) scored. Clerveaux also rushed for over 1,500 for the season, averaging nearly 10.0 yards every time he carried the ball.
The man who called the plays where Clerveaux frequently went to “The House,” Coach DiLoreto, also received high honors from the GBL, as he was named “Coach of the Year.” Coach DiLoreto guided the Crimson Tide to a 9-1 record overall. They went undefeated at 6-0 in the league. Everett’s only blemish was a close loss to Methuen in round one of the postseason playoffs. Over the course of his first two seasons at the helm, the first coming this past spring in the Fall 2 makeup season, DiLoreto is 12-1 overall leading Everett’s football fortunes.
Joining their teammate and coach on the GBL All-Star Team for 2021 are a slew of other senior standouts. Also named to the All-Star Team from Everett High were Jayden Biggi, Syeed Gibbs, Cam Mohammed, Jaylen Murphy, Marcus Scott, Moses Seide and Ismael Zamor.
Revere High Patriots Football was also well-represented on this year’s GBL All-Star Team. Revere finished second in the GBL behind only Everett with a sparkling 8-2 overall record (5-1 GBL). RHS Head Coach Lou Cicatelli saw five of his Patriots earn spots on the All-Star Team: seniors Elmahdi El Kaouakibi, Max Doucette, Augusto Goncalves, Mark Marchese and Wilmer Rodriguez Mejia.
The third school in The Advocate’s readership area, Malden High School, saw two of its Golden Tornadoes seniors named to the GBL All-Star Team: linebacker Justin DeSimone and defensive back Mackenley Anasthal. Anasthal was a returning starter for first-year Head Coach Witche Exilhomme this season, while Desimone last played for Malden as a freshman in the 2018 season and returned this year to spark the Golden Tornadoes defense.
Also named to the GBL All-Star Team this year: Lynn Classical: Nick Costa, Kyle Durant and Brian Vaughn; Lynn English: Wesley Chandler, Jesse Maggs and Nolan Mulcahy; Medford: Isaiah Blake and Alvin Legros; Somerville: Isaiah Wright.