The Everett Crimson Tide went 9-1 in the regular season this year, before laying waste to Masco and avenging their only loss of the year against Barnstable in the Super Bowl last weekend.
What follows is a quick look back on the journey the 2012 Super Bowl Champions took to their third consecutive title and the number one ranking in the state.
Week 1, 29-7 win over Leominster (1-0)
Senior Gilly DeSouza was pressed into service as a starting quarterback for the first time in the season opener and helped lead the Crimson Tide to a season opening victory, with a good deal of help from Jakarrie Washington. DeSouza was three of four passing, including a 32 yard touchdown toss to Washington, who added two more scores on the ground at Leominster.
Week 2, Everett 33, Springfield Central 14 (2-0)
Senior Gilly DeSouza threw four touchdowns on eight of ten passing and Jalen Felix added a rushing score, as Everett earned its second consecutive win over a Central Mass. Powerhouse on the road in week 2.
Dsouza connected with Felix on a 51 yard pass play, Jakarrie Washington on a 15-yard pass, Joey White on a 47 yard pass and Brenden LaRosa on a 24 yard pass play.
Week 3, Tide beats St. John’s Prep 19-7 (3-0)
Jakarrie Washington scored on a one yard rush to start scoring in the home opener for Everett and also had a 41 yard reception that helped set up a nine-yard touchdown run by Kenny Calaj to give Everett a 12-7 lead in the third quarter.
Jalen Felix capped the scoring with an eight yard rush in the fourth quarter, that put the game out of reach for St. John’s
Week 4, Tide suffers first loss, 13-7 to Barnstable
Barnstable entered Memorial Stadium on a cold rainy night, and capitalized on Tide miscues to give Everett it’s first loss in 28 games, but needed double overtime to do it.
The Tide failed on two attempts to score from the one yard line in regulation and Barnstable benefited from an Everett fumble in the fourth quarter and an interception in double overtime to secure its victory.
Everett would have to wait until the final game of the season to get its revenge.
Week 5, Tide routs Cambridge 51-30 (4-1)
Jakarrie Washington scored five touchdowns in Everett’s first game following its loss to Barnstable, including four second quarter touchdowns that helped set the pace.
But the win over Cambridge wasn’t just about offense, as Brenden LaRosa’s fourth quarter pick six covered 70 yards and gave fans of Tide defense something to cheer for as well.
Week 6, Everett 24, Xaverian 7 (5-1)
The Everett ground game amassed 300 yards against Xaverian, as Jakarrie Washington led the team in scoring with three touchdowns and 80 yards rushing and also added an interception on defense. Fellow senior Joey White pitched in with 122 yards rushing and Jalen Felix rushed for 75 more yards.
Week 7, Tide wins 28-7 over BC High (6-1)
Jakarrie Washington and Joey White again led the Crimson attack, as Washington had receiving touchdowns of 24 and 18 yards from sophomore quarterback Raheem Winguard and White added a 13 yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
But it was the Everett defense that dominated this game, allowing BC High to amass only 132 yard of total offense, including a 70-yard first quarter scoring toss that accounted BC High’s only touchdown and more than half of its total yardage.
Week 8, Everett 35, Medford 0 (7-1)
Everett amassed 35 first half points, then cruised for an easy division win. Sophomore Raheem Winguard had touchdown passes of 25, 28 and 51 yards and Jalen Felix and Jakarrie Washington had rushing scores of 12 and one yards respectively for Everett.
Week 9, Tide overwhelms Highlanders 49-13 (8-1)
For the second consecutive week Coach John DiBiaso watched his first string amass a huge first quarter lead and then turned to his younger players to protect the victory in the second half.
Against Somerville, Everett scored 35 points in the first quarter, including Jalen Felix’s 48-yard touchdown reception and 55 yard rushing score, Jakarrie Washington’s 70-yard touchdown reception and a fumble recovery returned for a 17 yard score and a Brenden LaRosa’s touchdown catch. All three passing scored came from Raheem Winguard, before the starters gave way to the second and third string.
Week 10, Everett 54, Malden 20 (9-1)
Everett scored 48 first half points against Malden, as Jalen Felix, including a one yard rushing touchdown, an 80 yard kickoff return for a score and a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown. Fellow senior Jakarrie Washington added two scores, a 15 yard and a 44-yard reception and Kenny Calaj, Matt Pothier and Joey White rounded out the Everett scoring in the final game of the regular season.