The Revere High football team has picked up right where it left off following its historic 10-1 season in 2019.
Led by senior quarterback Calvin Boudreau and a sensational lid-lifting safety by Cam Ventura for the first two points of the season, the Revere High football team defeated Lynn Classical, 18-0, Friday night at Manning Field in Lynn.
Classical is a brand-new member of the Greater Boston League. The Rams are a young team with a bright future and Revere’s defense kept that future on hold for four quarters of shutout football.
“It’s never an easy task to go to Manning Field and get a ‘W’ and they did it in a pretty convincing way,” said Revere head coach Lou Cicatelli. “It was 18-0, we’ll take it.”
Boudreau completed 12 of 18 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown to Dillon Day in the end zone. Boudreau showed great touch in lofting the ball into the hands of the wide-open Day in the end zone. Day had an exceptional game with four receptions.
Billy Byrne-Ginepra made a sensational catch for a 50-yard reception. The speedy Ginepra also rushed for a touchdown.
Adetayo Atitebi, consistently finding the seam, also excelled for the Patriots with 90 yards rushing.
Ventura made a huge sack of Classical quarterback Edgar Ramirez in the end zone for two points. Ventura read the fake handoff to the running back and the entire play perfectly to give Revere a 2-0 lead.
The Revere defensive front of Alaa Atoui, Dominic Reed, Dillon Day, and ends Cam Ventura and Augusto Goncalves kept Classical’s running tandem of Marquese Avery and Nico Galeazzi in check throughout the game. Linebackers John Tran and Mark Galvez made several tackles.
“Our defense was all over the field and our defensive ends were stellar in setting the edge,” said Cicatelli. “I thought we did a really good job in containing Avery.”
Revere (1-0) hosts Lynn English (0-1) Friday on Senior Night at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
Though Revere is not looking past a talented Lynn English team (who led Everett 6-0 in its season opener), many high school fans are excited about a potential GBL title showdown between Everett and Revere on May 7. Everett (1-0) has a bye this week following its 42-12 victory over English in Rob DiLoreto’s first game as the new Everett head coach.