Independent Staff Report
The Everett High football team opened the Greater Boston League portion of its 2009 schedule with a convincing 42-14 victory over Medford Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Sophomore quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another as the Crimson Tide began their quest for a GBL crown and the playoff berth that comes with it.
DiBiaso connected with three different receivers, Vondell Langston (50 yards), Jean Bourdeau (45 yards), and Matt Costello (14 yard) for the touchdowns. Bourdeau also had a 68-yard run for a touchdown. Manny Asprilla had Everett’s sixth and final score of the night on a four-yard run.
The Tide broke the game open in the second quarter with a 28-point scoring spree to take a 28-2 lead at the half.
Everett (1-0 GBL, 4-2 overall) travels to Dilboy Stadium to play Somerville (0-2 GBL, 2-5) Friday night.
Medford, under first-year coach Rico DelloIacono, a former EHS assistant, fell to 3-4. The Mustangs had defeated Revere (35-0) and Bishop Fenwick (35-14) to start the season and Somerville (14-7) last week. The Mustangs are making steady progress under DelloIacono and could finish with a winning record this season.
Everett was ranked No. 10 in this week’s Boston Globe Top 20 poll. Xaverian (8-0), who handed St. John’s of Shrewsbury its first loss of the season, continues to hold the top spot in the poll.
Jonathan DiBiaso’s emergence as a star quarterback is not surprising to those who watched him develop his talents in the Pop Warner ranks. DiBiaso was the area’s best quarterback at every age level in Pop Warner and with talented players all around him in the Crimson Tide offense, opposing defenses have their hands full.
Everett coaches are no doubt keeping an eye on Merrimack Valley Large schools. Should the Tide go on and win the GBL crown, they would open the Division 1 playoffs on Tuesday, Dec. 1 against Central Catholic, Billerica, or Andover.