Lynn, Mass. -- Second-ranked Everett was too tough, too fast, and too strong for Masconomet at Manning Field on Tuesday, as the Crimson Tide knocked off the Chieftains in what was a blowout from start to finish in a 42-14 romp.
The first touchdown, a 22-yard touchdown reception by senior Jakarrie Washington, appeared to be a pretty clear sign of foreshadowing of how the game was going to go; especially with the fact that it came just 45 seconds into the game.
Everett scored three more touchdowns in that first quarter, and added another in the second quarter, to build the lead to an overwhelming 35-0 halftime lead. Everett took out the majority of their starters for the third quarter, and an 11-yard Joey White touchdown was the icing on the cake.
The Chieftains countered with a couple of touchdowns late in the fourth quarter on passes from quarterback Chris Schleer to Dylan Mann, and Cory Tines, respectively.
There was no rust for Everett, who had five touchdowns scored by five different players in the first half, as head coach John DiBiaso made clear with his squad sprinting out of the gates early on.
“We had a couple real good days of practice, but we were chomping at the bit to play somebody.”
There was a bit of scouting of Masco on the part of Everett, and combining those scouting reports with the overwhelming amount of talent on the Everett side of the ball, the Tide punched a ticket to the division 1A Super Bowl on Saturday.
“We knew they were disciplined…we knew they would try to use hard counts to get us offside, and try to milk the clock,” DiBiaso said, “So part of our defense was to not let them establish a ground game and force them to throw the ball a little.”
Tide Continue 1A Dominance
Everett dominated Masco from start to finish on Tuesday night, as they did against Lynn English last season after being moved down to Division 1A. DiBiaso was brief and careful with his words, but given the blowout, Everett’s alignment was a topic that couldn’t be ignored.
“I don’t want to say something I shouldn’t say, but this wasn’t our decision to go down[to Division 1A], we fought it tooth and nail…we did not want to go down to division 1A, we wanted to be division 1 as we have been for 120 years. This was not our decision, but we try to make the best of the case,” DiBiaso said.
The Crimson Tide, who beat Lynn English 46-0 to make last year’s Division 1A Super Bowl (which they eventually won over Lincoln-Sudbury) have shown to be an overwhelmingly physical presence over 1A opponents in the last two seasons.
“It looked tonight like a big difference on the field was the quickness factor. We’ve got a pretty fast defense,” DiBiaso said, “I don’t know if they’ve faced a defense that’s really that quick. I think that hurt them in the first half.”
Everett will take on No. 1 Barnstable, who defeated Everett on the road earlier this season. The Division 1A Super Bowl will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., at Gillette Stadium.