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GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Congratulations on another GBL Football title for Everett Malden back in action in this week’s consolation round

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Special to the Advocate, Courtesy of the Greater Boston League

  It may be one of the most prolific championship stories in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If anyone comes across another one close – please contact us! The Greater Boston League (GBL) has determined its league champion for 2022 and – drum roll please – it’s Everett High Crimson Tide!

  It is the 24th time in the past 30 years that Everett High School has been crowned GBL Football Champion! And that includes two years when there was no champion crowned (2020, 2021) and two other years when Everett (and the other then, three, GBLers were members of the Northeastern Conference [NEC]). That means that only two times in the past 30 years when the title was up for competition since 1992 Everett has not won the crown: 2001 (Cambridge) and 2015 (Malden).

  Congratulations to third-year Head Coach Rob DiLoreto and the Crimson Tide Football team on another winning season! Good luck on the road in the playoffs at Central Catholic Friday night after the opening round win over Taunton.

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  Malden High football is back in action this week after taking a “bye” due to an influx of injuries, and hosted Beverly last night. The Malden High football squad (3-5) returned to action after not playing in the consolation round of the MIAA State Football Playoffs this week by choice. Malden hosted Beverly (2-7) last night at Macdonald Stadium.

  The season will conclude for Malden with a Thanksgiving matchup on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at historic Fenway Park.

  A major influx of injuries to key personnel has made it a trying task to get out on the field for experienced starters for Malden, and the decision was made to sit out this first week of consolation competition. Malden has lost the services of two of its captains for the season with knee injuries, leading rusher and scorer Mak Blaise and defensive end Zach Pan and a slew of other players have missed time as well with a variety of injuries.

  Malden started the season hot, at 3-1, but has since dropped four straight games: to Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Everett and last week, Revere (23-0).

Malden High senior Mak Blaise (1), the league’s leading rusher and scorer, is out for the season with a knee injury. (Courtesy/ Greater Boston League)

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