Nick Orekoya scored four TDs
as Everett rolls past Somerville
By Cary Shuman
Nick Orekoya has been a welcomed addition to the Everett High School football program this season. The 5-foot-11 senior has made his presence felt in the offensive and defensive backfields.
Last Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium it was Orekoya, the elusive and powerful running back, who led the way for Everett in a 44-12 victory over Somerville.
Orekoya scored four touchdowns in the first half as Everett raced to a 30-6 advantage at the break. He started his 24-point burst with a 71-yard TD run and later added two more scores on the ground. Orekoya also caught a 36-yard TD pass from quarterback Alex Diaz, who has been doing an outstanding job filling in for sophomore Jordan McAfee who is recovering from a concussion.
Senior Lukas Denis and junior Jackinson Joacine scored touchdowns in the third quarter behind some solid blocking by the Tide’s offensive line.
Everett improved its record to 5-1 overall heading into a Greater Boston League first-place showdown versus Malden (5-1), who fell to Catholic Memorial, 17-14, in overtime Friday night.
The Division 1 state playoffs begin Oct. 31. Everett will compete in the Division 1 North Sectionals. St. John’s Prep (6-1) and defending Super Bowl champion Central Catholic (5-1) are also in the North Sectionals. Xaverian (6-0), Newton North (6-0), and Brockton (4-2) are the top contenders in the Division 1 South Sectionals. The North and South champions will meet in the Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.