RhS sports Roundup
RHS football team hosts Classical Friday
The Revere High football team will be seeking its first victory of the season when Coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriots host Lynn Classical Friday evening at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Kick-off time is set for the usual 7:00 p.m.
Revere played at Masconomet, traditionally one of the top teams in the area, this past Friday and came out on the short end of a 42-14 decision.
The contest started well for the Patriots, who took the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards to paydirt. Senior captain Victor Rivera, who enjoyed a banner night, rushing for 130 yards and scoring all of his team’s points, scampered the final 30 yards to give the Patriots a quick 6-0 lead.
Masconomet responded on the ensuing kickoff with a long drive of its own that would prove to be a harbinger of the frustrations that Revere would endure all night.
“We had them on third-and-long on many occasions,” said Cicatelli, “but we were unable to stop them. We let them make big plays throughout the night and that proved to be the difference.”
After Masco forged ahead 7-6, Revere came right back with another long drive that brought the Patriots as close as the Masco three. However, the Pats were unable to seal the deal, turning the ball over to the Chieftains on downs.
The Revere defense appeared primed to return the ball to their offense, but on a third-and-eight, Masco converted a short pass play into an 85 yard touchdown and a 14-6 lead.
Masco also took advantage of turnovers by the Revere offense, including a fumble, an interception, and a muffed punt, en route to building a 28-6 lead at the half and the eventual 42-14 final outcome.
Rivera capped a Revere drive in the second half with a 15 yard sprint into the end zone and then rushed for the two-point conversion. RHS quarterback Eddie Sullivan converted on 11-of-20 passes on the night, with senior John DeSimone his top target. Masco double-teamed senior captain Oscar Lopez, who had scored four touchdowns the previous week, all night, no doubt after watching Oscar’s exploits on film.
“We have a young team in many areas and we need to continue to work hard and improve,” said Cicatelli, who had praise for the defensive performances of two-way senior lineman and captain Anthony DeStefano, two-way sophomore lineman Frank Simms, and junior linebacker Anthony Scoppetullo. “We have an opportunity to turn our season around Friday night against Classical and we need to make the most of it.”
RHS girls soccer
team seeks first win
The Revere High girls soccer team were seeking its first victory of the season this week when the Lady Patriots played Lynn Classical yesterday (Tuesday) and trek to Lynn English tomorrow.
“The first week was a rough start,” said RHS head coach Meg O’Donnell, whose squad fell to Danvers and Beverly last week. “We lost both games, but the girls played hard and worked on important improvements in each game.”
O’Donnell and her crew travel to Peabody Monday and to Marblehead Wednesday.
RhS sports Through the Years
10 years ago
September 20, 2006
The RHS football team fell into a 21-0 hole after the first 22 minutes of their home opener at Harry Della Russo Stadium Friday night en route to a 28-12 loss to Salem. Jonathan Andino turned what appeared to be a routine short pass play into a spectacular touchdown when he made a nice catch and run for an 18 yard TD on a pass from Steve Ennamorati. Ennamorati also tossed a one-yard TD pass to Prince Mageza.
Freshman Andy Perez scored the lone goal for the RHS boys soccer team in a 2-1 loss to Winthrop.
The RHS field hockey team earned its first win of the season with a 3-2 triumph over Malden. Stephanie Bruno, Kelleigh Prince, and Lynda Consolo scored the Revere goals. Amanda Morash made 21 saves in goal.
Freshman Yvonne Rincon scored her first career goal to give the RHS girls soccer team a 1-1 tie with Lynn English.
The RHS volleyball team defeated Malden, 3-1.
20 years ago
September 18, 1996
The RHS boys soccer team stunned defending GBL champion Medford, rallying from 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 tie. Albaro Salgar and Ricardo Monzon scored the goals for Revere. However, Coach Dom Lomanno’s Patriots still are seeking their first win in 18 games dating back to last season.
The RHS girls soccer team opened its season with a 6-2 victory over Everett. Lisa Ferrara and Leeanne Zolla both scored two goals for coach Steve MacDonald’s squad.
The RHS field hockey team stands at 1-2 after dropping contests to Arlington and Peabody by shutout scores. Coach Pat Kuzdzal’s team defeated Malden in the season-opener behind two goals by junior Lauren Fisher.
30 years ago
September 24, 1986
Despite a fine performance by the RHS defense, the Patriot offense showed few signs of life in a 14-0 loss to Wakefield in the season-opener under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Patriot tailback Clark Jones rushed for 59 yards on 16 carries, but coach Jon Miller’s squad managed less than 100 yards of total offense. The RHS defense also held Wakefield to less than 100 yards of offense.
The RHS field hockey team scored its first goal in two season in losses of 3-2 to Brookline and 6-3 to Peabody. The three goals against Peabody marked a rerecord for most goals in a game by an RHS field hockey team. Roberta Taglieri scored the first goal in the Brookline contest to end the two-year scoring drought.
Senior Lesley Eydenberg led the RHS girls cross-country team to wins over Everett and Arlington in a season-opening tri-meet. Patriot captain Paul Fusco led the boys squad to a split.
Keith Collar defeated John DeDomenico to capture the Men’s A Division in the annual city tennis tournament. In the women’s doubles division, Kristen Collar and Jackie Howard defeated the duo of Mary Jones and Judy Murphy.
Kerrie Coleman and Joe Santinello scored the goals for the RHS soccer team in losses of 6-1 to Cambridge and 7-1 to Newton North this week. The boys now are 2-2 on the season.
40 years ago
September 15, 1976
An enthusiastic crowd of 300 supporters of the RHS football program attended a Get Acquainted Breakfast sponsored by the Revere High Football Parents Club Sunday morning at ITAM Post No. 17. The football team and the cheerleaders were the invited guests of honor. RHS head football coach Silvio Cella’s team opens the season Saturday at Haverhill and will be looking to improve upon last year’s 1-9 record.
50 years ago
September 22, 1966
The RHS football team battled Gloucester to a 6-6 tie in a scrimmage at the annual pre-season Jamboree for No. Shore high school teams held at the Manning Bowl in Lynn Friday night. Tony Dilisio scored the Revere TD on an 85 yard kickoff return. Coach Silvio Della’s Patriots will open their season Saturday against new Greater Boston League foe No. Quincy.
The Nappa A.C. defeated the Surf Billiard Lounge 9-5 in the third and deciding game of their city softball championship series to capture the 1966 title at Fredericks Park. Among the members of championship Nappa squad are: Paul Santosuosso, George Cirino, Paul Balboni, Jim Anderson, Ed Limoli, Jim Mulligan, Frank Nappa, George Doucette, Dick Santosuosso, “Smooth” Harold Vigdor, and manager Carmen Nappa. Members of the Surf team are: Brother Gallagher, Rusty Wells, Joe DiVito, Jay Picariello, Junie Belmonte, Jack Martelli, Al Flagg, John Spagnola, Frank Ariniello, John Jordan, Charley Henry, Steve Vesce, and coach George Fabiano.
60 years ago
September 20, 1956
The RHS football team took on Salem in the annual Jamboree held under the lights Friday night at the Manning Bowl in Lynn. Coach Art Statuto’s squad dropped a 6-0 decision in the 10-minute contest. The Blue & White will meet Saugus Saturday afternoon in the season-opener.
Coach Ronnie Corbett’s Immaculate Conception High football team will open the defense of its Catholic Suburban League title against Christopher Columbus High Sunday at Paul Revere Stadium.
The Bali Lounge defeated the Beachmont Club in four straight games to capture the city softball championship for the second straight year. The star of the series was Bali pitcher Don Slater, who tossed all four victories. Swinging heavy bats for Bali were Rock Fusco, Buzzy Fusco, Lou Maradei, and Joe DeLuca. Bill Boudreau, John McHugh, John Rabbet, and Willie Keeler played well for Beachmont. Vin Acquaviva, the league’s new president, announced that Hill Park will have lighting next year.
70 years ago
September 19, 1946
Revere High Faculty Manager Charles P. Doherty has informed the School Committee that the Winthrop schools have decided to sever all athletic ties with Revere after this year’s Thanksgiving Day football game in the wake of the brawl that ensued at the end of last year’s game, a 20-12 upset victory by Winthrop over a heavily-favored Revere squad, in which a Winthrop boy was hospitalized with concussion and other Winthrop players were injured after being assaulted and kicked by Revere players. This will mark the second time that the schools have ended relations in their rivalry, which dates back to 1913, the first time occurring after the 1926 game in which there also was a brawl at the end of the game among players and fans.