The Revere High School football team is enjoying an historic season, one of the best since Silvio Cella’s squad qualified for the Division 1 Super Bowl.
Coach Lou Cicatelli’s team won six of its first seven games to qualify for the MIAA State Playoffs. But unfortunately Danvers was able to repel Revere’s challenge in the quarterfinals, handing the Patriots a tough 7-0 loss.
The defeat in no way lessens the outstanding season that the Patriots have enjoyed to-date. The hard work by all the players in the offseason, the leadership of the seniors, and the dedication of coach Cicatelli and his staff added up to Revere being one of the top teams in the Northeastern Conference this season.
It’s been an especially satisfying season for Cicatelli himself. Lou grew up here and wore the Revere High football uniform. He likely remembers Cella’s 1973 squad and the incredible support that the team received from the community, packing the “old” stadium that has now become the brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium.
Lou believed in his 2015 team back in August. In fact, he felt that the players’ combination of skill, dedication, and teamwork would produce a memorable season.
And he was right. Revere has clinched a winning record and hopes to put the finishing touches on its season with wins in the next weeks and of course – a big win over Winthrop – on Thanksgiving.
Congratulations, Revere High football.
You have made this community proud.
The future of the football program looks strong and prosperous.