By The Advocate
To say it wasn’t a good night to be on the receiving end of a frustrated Crimson Tide football team that fell out of Super Bowl 2018 contention by a field goal in a 23-20 loss to Central Catholic is an understatement when Everett High trotted onto the Acton-Boxborough home field last Friday evening.
The first half saw Everett’s senior wide receiver, Mike Sainristil, and sophomore quarterback “Duke” Doherty put on a TD showcase with three touchdown receptions for 39, 66 and 75 yards. Sainristil also scored on a fantastic 75-yard run in the fourth quarter. Next year Mike will be on the field at Michigan, a Division One college powerhouse. Doherty would also connect with Elijah Auguste for a 22-yard touchdown, giving the Football Tide a 27-0 lead into the second quarter. Auguste, an excellent talent on both offense and defense, returned an interception for a touchdown and scored on a TD pass from QB “Duke” Dillon, and Isaac Seide scored on a nifty 75-yard run.
The Tide is now 9-1 for the season. Everett will face Masconomet (4-5) away on Thanksgiving Day.
Everett’s first-year head coach, Theluxon Pierre, in an interview with The Advocate on Tuesday, spoke about the disappointment in the locker room following the loss to Central Catholic on Nov. 2 with stunned silence and disbelief.
But looking to next year, the football Tide will be once again loaded with talent and the promise of another year in the MIAA Division I Super Bowl race. We have no doubt – The Tide will continue to roll on in 2019.
The Tide are now 9-1 for the season. Everett will face Masconomet (4-5) on Thanksgiving Day.
The 2018 season was a banner season for EHS Crimson Tide football in spite of the MIAA choosing St. John’s Prep for the Super Bowl instead of the Tide, who soundly defeated St. John’s Prep during the regular schedule.