The Revere High School football team didn’t get its game in high gear until the second half and the result was a 35-20 defeat at the hands of Plymouth South Friday night in the home opener at Harry Della Russo Stadium.
The Patriots scored all three of their touchdowns over the final 24 minutes of play.
Plymouth’s outstanding running back, Justin LaChance, had an 80-yard touchdown run in the game.
Rizzo Involved in All Three Touchdowns
Revere quarterback Carlos Rizzo was a part of the three touchdowns on a 1-yard run, a 10-yard pass to Sami Elasri, and a 40-yard pass to Domenic Boudreau. Rizo also connected with Boudreau for a two-point conversion.
Slow Start Plagues Revere
Revere was unable to generate much offense in the first half.
“We couldn’t get our offense going, and our defense was on the field for a long time,” said Revere head coach Lou Cicatelli. “They also got us on a double-reverse on a punt return for a touchdown and that took a little wind out of our sails.
Taking Momentum Into Next Game Versus Medford
Coach Cicatelli is hoping that his team’s strong second-half performance versus Plymouth South will carry over into the GBL opener versus Medford (0-2) Thursday at 6 p.m. at Della Russo Stadium.
“It should be a good matchup,” said Cicatelli. We’re looking, hopefully, to get our first win and then we’ll be okay.”
GBL All-Star Max Doucette may sit out the game after breaking a bone in his wrist (He gallantly played with a cast on the wrist in the game versus Plymouth South).
Running back Davy Barreto, who sat out the first two games, is expected to make his return versus the Mustangs.