Special To The Independent
The Everett High School football team scored 30 points in the second half to earn a 36-6 victory over Malden in slippery conditions Friday at MacDonald Stadium.
The game was tied 6-6 at the half before Everett’s rushing attack produced five unanswered touchdowns.
Samy Lamothe, a 5-foot-11-inch, 185-pound junior, led the way with touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards. Junior quarterback Duke Doherty (14 yards) and senior Eli Auguste (10 yards) also rushed for touchdowns.
Sophomore defensive back Ismael Zamor returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown.
Junior Tyrese Baptiste was Everett’s leading rusher with seven carries for 87 yards and a two-point conversion. Auguste had two carries for 72 yards and one reception for seven yards. Jaden Clerveaux (7-50) and Clarence Jules (9-47) also made strong contributions to the Tide’s potent ground game that generated 356 yards.
The Everett defense continued its outstanding play by holding Malden to 50 yards in total offense.
Everett raised its record to 5-1 while defeating Malden for the 28th time in the last 29 games.
Head coach Theluxon Pierre’s Tide have won five games in a row and are ranked No. 5 in both the Globe and Herald polls. Everett is fourth in the MIAA Division 1 North power ratings that determine the playoff pairings. Andover (3-2), who bested previously undefeated Methuen, 28-0, is fifth in the Division 1 North power ratings and could be the Tide’s first-round playoff opponent.
Tyrese Baptiste has seven touchdowns and a 2-point conversion for 44 points. He is eighth among the point-scoring leaders in Division 1.
Everett hosts Somerville (1-4) Friday at 5 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.