Unbeaten Crimson Tide’s 24th consecutive win
By The Advocate
Everett says “bring ’em all on – we’ll even give you a 10-point lead,” but no matter, the Tide’s offense was led by quarterback Dillon “Duke” Doherty, who completed 14 of 21 passes for 221 yards and ran his offense past the Boston College (BC) High School Eagles for a decisive 34-10 win at Cotter Field.
The host Eagles started the game drawing first blood with a kick through the uprights after stopping Everett’s drive then holding BC High to a 3-0 lead. But BC again stopped the Tide’s drive with an interception followed by a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 10-0 lead. But that’s all BC High would muster for the remainder of the game as the Tide took over on both ends of the field.
If there was any indication that Everett was now in control, it was in the second quarter after scoring 26 unanswered points on a 56-yard Mike Sainristil touchdown reception with just 6:55 before halftime. The action began when Sainristil once again came up big, this time on defense, with an interception giving Everett possession of the ball.
The Tide offense took over with a Tyrese Baptiste reception for 30 yards followed by a 4-yard run for a touchdown by Jaden Mahabir. Score: Tide 12, Eagles, 10.
Again, the Tide defense were on the attack with a sack of the Eagles QB by Declan Smith followed by a blocked punt giving “The Duke” and his offense perfect placement on the BC High 19-yard line. Doherty would connect with Eli Auguste for a touchdown pass, giving the Tide an 18-10 lead.
Everett’s defense kept rollin’ along as it stopped the Eagles with a three-and-out with 1:37 left on the second-quarter clock. Doherty connected with Sainristil once again, giving the Tide the lead, 26-10, at the half. The third quarter saw another Tide touchdown when Mahabir scored on a 19-yard touchdown run to give Everett the lead and the win for good.
The Football Tide proved their dominance – now unbeaten at the top of Division 1 standings at 5-0 – proving their power on both ends of the line, especially coming back from a 10-0 first-quarter deficit. EHS head coach Theluxon Pierre noted the defense made the necessary adjustments to keep BC High scoreless for the remainder of the game.
The Tide returns to their home field at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday evening against Medford (1-4) – kickoff at 7 p.m.
Congratulations to Tide quarterback Duke Doherty being named Dan Ventura’s Boston Herald High School Football Star of the Week for his performance against BC High this past weekend.
Senior sensation Mike Sainristil once again proved to be a dominating factor on both sides of the line for Everett with a touchdown and an interception for the Tide against BC High.