We congratulate the Everett High School football team on another fantastic season. While the Tide fell just short of capturing the Division 1 state championship in a 38-29 loss to Xaverian at Gillette Stadium, when you look at the big picture, it’s truly remarkable what the Crimson Tide accomplished this season.
Coach John DiBiaso and his staff took a youthful Everett team with a first-year starting quarterback [sophomore Jordan McAfee] and came within one or two plays of walking out of Gillette Stadium with another Super Bowl championship trophy. The game was truly a classic befitting of the top two teams in Massachusetts high school football this season.
The team and quarterback’s steady improvement all season is a testament to DiBiaso and his staff’s guidance and their preparation for each opponent on the schedule. The goal is to get better each week and throughout Everett’s glorious, two-decade run under John DiBiaso, the Tide are always playing their best football in November and December.
It’s a dream come true for a football player to play at Gillette Stadium for a state championship. Many Everett players have experienced that thrill because of the success of the EHS program. The fact that the game was televised live on Comcast Sports Net only added to the magnitude of the moment.
This year’s Everett team was a Greater Boston League and Division 1 North champion and the players represented well their school and our community. The cheerleaders and the band also brought so much credit to our city with their efforts.
Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire and the entire city are deservedly proud of the 2014 Everett High School football team. As he does each year at the awards banquet, Mr. Foresteire will brilliantly sum up the achievements of this year’s senior football players and cheerleaders, making each student feel 10 feet tall.
It was a great season from start to finish.