Everett High quarterback Carlos Rodriguez threw five touchdown passes in the Crimson Tide’s 56-0 rout of Malden last Thursday at MacDonald Stadium.
The win sets up a showdown with Lynn Classical for the Greater Boston League championship on Senior Night (Friday) at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Jayden Prophete, playing in the slot receiver position, caught six of Rodriguez’s passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns (36 and 42 yards) Christian Zamor had a touchdown reception of 46 yards and a touchdown run of 43 yards. Jaysaun Coggins also caught two touchdown passes.
Damien Lackland and Manny Santiago each rushed for touchdowns. Adonis Santos booted six PATs in the game and had a successful onside kick.
Everett was in complete control of the proceedings, building a 42-0 lead at the half.
Everett head coach Justin Flores said that Rodriguez’s continuing improvement at quarterback has helped fuel the team’s explosive offensive attack.
“Carlos had a very good day. He’s getting better as the weeks go, which is nice to see,” credited Flores.
Jayden Prophete Named Herald Star of the Week
Prophete was named a Boston Herald ‘Star of the Week’ in Division 1 for his performance against Malden. It was Prophete’s second time earning the weekly recognition.
Classical Will Test Everett’s Defense
Classical (5-2) will bring a high-scoring offense to Everett for the GBL title matchup. The Rams are averaging 31 points per game and are led by quarterback Brian Vaughan Jr. and receiver John Nasky.
Vaughan is the son of Classical head coach Brian Vaughan Sr., who was an assistant coach at Everett High School and played college football at Northeastern.
“They have a high-powered offense, a really good quarterback, and a very good receiver that impresses me,” said Everett coach Justin Flores. “We have to do a good job of limiting their explosiveness in the passing game. Classical is a well-coached team.”
Flores said winning the GBL title was one of the team’s goals for the 2023 season. Only Lynn Classical stands in the way of the Tide accomplishing that goal.
Everett is Ranked No. 6 in Globe Top 20 Poll
Everett is No. 6 in this week’s Boston Globe Top 20 poll. The Tide are No. 16 in the MIAA Division 1 Power Rankings, which means they would have to play on the road in their first-round playoff game.
St. John’s Prep of Danvers is ranked No. 1 after defeating John DiBiaso’s Catholic Memorial team, 19-8, Saturday in Danvers.