Early Dismissal: Tide Makes Quick Work of Somerville

Senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso spread the wealth, throwing touchdown passes to five different receivers to lead the Everett High football team to a dominating 48-12 victory over Somerville Friday night at Dilboy Stadium.

DiBiaso launched the festivities by teaming up with Jakarrie Washington for a 97-yard touchdown on Everett’s first series of the game. Dimitris Denis (41 yards), Jaylen McRae (35 yards), Kenny Calaj (39 yards), and Jalen Felix (8 yards) also caught touchdown passes for the Tide who scored a whopping 34 points in the first period.

Vondell Langston scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter while Michael White scored the Tide’s seventh and final touchdown of the evening on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

DiBiaso, who broke the state’s all-time record for touchdown passes in last week’s win over Medford, was 14-of-22 for 326 yards against the Highlanders. He has now thrown for 6,408 yards and 93 touchdowns in his career.

Coach John DiBiaso said two weeks ago after his team’s exciting non-league win over BC High that the GBL title was the most important goal because without it, the Tide would not be able to advance to the playoffs and compete for the state championship. It’s two down and two to go for the Tide who travel to Malden Saturday for a 1 p.m. tussle with the 5-3 Golden Tornadoes. The Tide will be looking to extend their winning streak to 22 games.


Star of the Week

Jonathan DiBiaso was named Boston Herald Star of the Week for his five-touchdown passing performance against Somerville. DiBiaso is tied for the lead in touchdown passes in the state  with Cam McLevedge of Waymouth who also has 34 this season.

Fab Four

According to statistics compiled by cable television analyst Paul Halloran, Everett has four receivers with at least 420 yards receiving: Jakarrie Washington (567), Jalen Felix (432 yards), Kenny Calaj (421 yards), and Jayeln McRae (438 yards).

Asprilla At BC

Former Everett star Manny Asprilla is seeing a lot of action at defensive back for the Boston College Eagles. Asprilla, a freshman, played well in the Eagles’ loss to Florida State before a crowd of 38,000 fans at Alumni Stadium Thursday night. ESPN televised the game.

North Andover update

Should Everett and North Andover go on and win their league championships, the two teams would meet in the semifinal round. North Andover has an outstanding quarterback in Brandon Walsh and a senior-dominated team that is averaging 33 points a game. Walsh injured his ankle in a 35-10 win over Peabody and the extent of the injury was not know at press time.

Barnstable, whom Everett defeated earlier, will represent the Old Colony League in the playoffs while Lincoln-Sudbury is 9-0 coming out of the Dual County League.

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