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Patriots erupt for first win over Medford

  The strong second-half showing in the previous week’s loss to Plymouth South proved to be an omen of better things to come as the Revere High School Patriots football team erupted for its first win of the season last Friday evening at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The Patriots, who ended a six-quarter scoreless stretch by tallying 20 points in the second half against Plymouth, broke the offense open quickly against the Medford Mustangs last Friday.

  A combined 165 yards rushing from Maykin Funez Gonzalez and Davi Barreto, who returned to the lineup after missing the first two regular-season games, helped the Patriots to a commanding 42-15 win over the Mustangs. It was the Greater Boston League (GBL) opener for Revere, which improved to 1-2 on the early season.

  Gonzalez scored two touchdowns and amassed 85 yards on 12 carries. Barreto was even more efficient, running for 80 yards on just six carries. Barreto reportedly injured himself during the game and isn’t likely to play in this Friday’s home tilt against the winless Lynn English Bulldogs (scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff).

  Having scored nine touchdowns over its last six quarters of football, Revere is also looking stronger in the special teams area. Kicker Felipe Maia made good on all six of his point-after kick attempts against Medford and, as punter, twice pinned Medford deep in its own territory.

  Revere’s offense against the Mustangs was also highlighted by a 25-yard scoring pass from quarterback Carlos Rizo to receiver Domenic Boudreau and a TD run from Giovanni Woodard. Head coach Lou Cicatelli also credited running back Danny Hou and defensive player Jason Shosho (10 tackles) for their effort.

  Cicatelli told the press this week that this Friday’s contest against the Bulldogs provides a good opportunity to get back to .500. It would also aid in earning system points for a playoff bid down the road. He pointed out that, despite losing to Peabody and Plymouth South to start the season, the team earns points for playing those highly-rated teams. 

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