Last Season: The defending Massachusetts Division 1 Super Bowl Champions. Lost close games to Xaverian Brothers and Billerica High School early in their 2016 season before they went on an undefeated run all the way to the D1 Super Bowl victory over Xaverian Brothers.
Last year’s record: 10-2
ITHMA 2017 MIAA Preseason Ranking: # 1
2017 Schedule – Key Games: (4) Xaverian Brothers (9/9/17) – Xaverian Brothers has a highly skilled defensive secondary that could shut down the Everett passing game and force them to run the ball. @ (2) St. John’s Prep (9/23/17) – St. John’s Prep is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and has multiple playmakers that will make this one of the best games of the year.
2017 – Full Schedule – 9/9 Xaverian Brothers, 9/15 @ Leominster High School, 9/23 @ St. John’s Prep, 10/6 @ Lowell High School, 10/13 Medford High School, 10/20 @ Malden High School.
Key Returning Players – Offense: Jake Wilcox (QB), Jacob Miller (RB), Kevin Brown (RB), Mike Sainristil (RB/WR), Jason Maitre (WR), Anthony Norcia (WR), Isaiah Likely (WR), Fritz Durosca (TE), David Zorilla (WR)
Key Returning Players – Defense: Duane Binns (OLB), Isaiah Likely (LB/DE), Josh Miller (OLB), Fritz Durosca (DE), Lewis Cine (S), Jordan Riggs (S), Jason Maitre (DB), Mike Sainristil (DB)
Key Returning Players – Special Teams: Mike Sainristil, Jason Maitre
Breakout Players To Watch – Jordan Riggs and Fritz Durosca. Riggs will contribute at a high level on defense while Durosca is a force on both sides of the ball and is a very underrated prospect.
Biggest Team Strength – Overall running back depth with seniors Jacob Miller, Kevin Brown and Yirah Irung. Also have a number of extremely talented skill players.
Biggest Team Weakness – None. Just kidding… The loss of Gabe DeSouza hurts in the kicking game which will be a question mark heading into the 2017 season. Everett also graduated a number of top players including Super Bowl MVP Duval Paul.
Overall 2017 Outlook and Season Prediction: This Everett team is just loaded with elite talent on both sides of the ball including numerous players already holding Division 1 college football scholarship offers. A top national team in the United States who can play with anyone but they will face some of the best teams in the state with fourth ranked Xaverian Brothers and second ranked St. John’s Prep both on the Everett schedule. Wilcox takes over at quarterback but will have a number of highly skilled players to distribute the ball to. A very fun team to watch and it will be great to see them battle Xaverian Brothers in the opening weekend of play.