All in all it was another exciting season for the Everett High School football team.
No one expected Everett to advance far in the playoffs but the Crimson Tide exceeded expectations and reached the Final Four in Division 1 with exciting victories over No. 1 seed St. John’s Prep and No. 4 seed Peabody.
That the Tide were able to regroup after suffering a tough loss to Malden in the regular season finale (after a controversial call on an onside kick recovery went against Everett) shows the fortitude, determination, and character of the Everett players and coaches.
Because of its reputation as the best public school football program in Massachusetts, Everett – like the New England Patriots – takes the field knowing it will see the very best its opponent has to offer. But Everett, led by head coach John DiBiaso, has taken on that challenge and succeeded in building an unmatched tradition and emerging as a contender for the state title every season.
DiBiaso said this week that he would have liked to continue the team’s magical post-season run with another trip to Gillette Stadium for the Super Bowl. However, Central Catholic proved to be the better team last Saturday.
But the future looks exceedingly bright for the Crimson Tide – as it has for the past two decades during the masterful reign of Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire and coach John DiBiaso – and come the 2016 season we expect that Everett football will be making us all proud once again.