The Revere High School football made it a sweep of the GBL’s two Lynn teams Friday night, rolling to an impressive 38-22 victory over Lynn English on Senior Night at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
Revere, who had defeated Lynn Classical in the season opener, is now 2-0 with its sights set on what many are calling the high school football game of the year: a showdown for the Greater Boston League title with Everett Friday at 6 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The Boston Globe recently picked Everett (1-0) as the team that would have played Central Catholic in the Division 1 North finals if the season weren’t so dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With John DiBiaso’s Catholic Memorial team and Xaverian High School the top-ranked teams in Division 1 South, it could be reasonably argued that the winner of the Revere-Everett would merit the title as the unofficial Massachusetts state public high school champion among all divisions.
How far has Lou Cicatelli taken his Patriots’ football program? Very far and maybe to the top of the Bay State following a historic 10-1 season in the fall of 2019. Wake up the echoes – there hasn’t been a more anticipated game locally than Revere-Brockton in the 1973 Super Bowl.
Cicatelli, who has coached with Everett’s Rob DiLoreto at the Bavaro Brothers Football Camp, said he has viewed the Everett team on game film. The Tide have some outstanding players, including quarterback/defensive back Samy Lamothe (Princeton), defensive end Josaiah Stewart (Coastal Carolina), wide receiver Tyrese Baptiste (Maine), and wide receiver/defensive back Ismael Zamor (junior commit to Boston College).
“Everett is definitely good – their secondary is very, very good,” said Cicatelli. “But I like my team this year. I like what we’re doing. I like that our kids are playing together. We’re clicking at the right time and I think it’s going to be a great football game.”
Cicatelli is excited about playing Everett for the first time in 20 years.
“We can win the GBL championship, which is huge,” said Cicatelli. “This is what it all comes down to. We’re playing good football. I think the kids are smart enough to know that this game could bring a little closure to what’s been a crazy year and a little bit of closure from the Melrose game that stung a little bit. This is a big game for the kids and the coaches.”