Everett Roars to GBL Championship

The Everett High School football team rolled to a 50-7 victory over Somerville Friday, claiming the Greater League League championship.

The Crimson Tide finished 3-0 in league games against Medford, Malden, and Somerville. Everett is now 6-1 overall and will carry a six-game winning streak in to the Division 1 North playoffs that get underway in two weeks.

Seven different Everett players scored touchdowns in what was the program’s 32nd straight victory over the Highlanders.

Clarence Jules opened the scoring with a 28-yard touchdown run, with Abraham Betancourth kicking the PAT for a 7-0 lead.

Somerville scored its only touchdown of the game on a 62-yard run to tie it at 7-7 before Everett scored 43 unanswered points.

Duke Doherty rushed for an 11-yard touchdown and Betancourth followed with the PAT for a 14-7 lead. Doherty had four rushes for 61 yards in addition to completing 9-of-13 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

Deshawn Weston (1-yard run), Eli Auguste (41-yard pass from Doherty), John Nieves (31-yard pass from Doherty), Jaden Clerveaux (24-yard run), and Donrae Richardson (20-yard run) also scored touchdowns for the Tide.

The Everett defense, which has been stellar during the six-game winning streak, held Somerville to 84 total yards. Meanwhile, the Tide offense had 343 yards and 169 yards passing. Backup quarterback Luiz Perlera had two completions for 14 yards.

John Smith-Howell had an impressive 52-yard run in his only carry of the game.

Auguste led the receiving corps with three receptions for 55 yards. Ismael Zamor (3-45), Josh Nieves (2-52), Mervens Amazan (1-11), Louimond Phillips (1-3), and Tyrese Baptiste (1-3) also had receptions.

Everett will be heading to the playoffs for the 19th consecutive season. As a result of its power rating in Division 1 North, Everett will begin the playoffs at home.

Head coach Theluxon Pierre has a 16-1 record in the regular season since taking over the program at the start of the 2018 season. Pierre and his team will now await the playoff pairings as they begin their pursuit of the North sectional title and a berth in the Division 1 Super Bowl.

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