Quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso threw six touchdown passes – moving within one TD of the state’s all-time single-season record – to lead the Everett High football team to a 43-0 victory over Cambridge in the Thanksgiving game at Russell Field in Cambridge.
DiBiaso split the offensive wealth evenly, connecting for three scores apiece with seniors Manny Asprilla and Matt Costello.
DiBiaso had 38 touchdown passes entering Tuesday night’s Division 1 playoff game against Andover. Former Swampscott quarterback Kyle Beatrice holds the state record with 39 TD passes in a single season.
DiBiaso credited his offensive line and pass receivers for the team’s success on offense this season. The Tide are averaging 39 points a game.
“My offensive line has been superb all year,” said DiBiaso. “They’ve given me great pass protection and when we run the ball, they’re been very effective. I also have the best receivers in the state. And when you add in a running back like Vondell Langston, who runs and blocks so well, we have a lot of options.”
Gilly DeSouza has emerged as a dependable placekicker for the Tide. DeSouza booted five PATs in the win over Cambridge.
Everett, the GBL champion, completed the regular season with a 10-0 record and it holds the No. 1 ranking in the Globe and Herald polls. Andover (8-3) is the Merrimack Valley Conference Large champion, having defeated Central Catholic 19-7 on the holiday to claim the title.
Andover received a lot of publicity earlier this season for an incredible 88-82 victory over Lowell in a game that went eight overtimes.