Stocks are plummeting, banks are closing, but at least it isn't raining in Everett! Stick with us tonight for quarter-by-quarter updates from Everett, site of tonight's matchup between St. John's Prep and the Crimson Tide.
Prep stuns Everett, 20-7
George Sessoms turned the biggest game of the year into a personal highlight film. The junior running back scored all three St. John's touchdowns, on runs of 88, 3, and 65, and Prep (4-0) stunned No. 1 ranked and host Everett, 20-7.
It was Everett's first regular-season loss since Nov. 22, 2001. Thanks to an 88-yard run by Sessoms, St. John's Prep was up 6-0 after one quarter, a score that stood at the half. His touchdown came on Prep's first offensive play from scrimmage. The second quarter was all defense. Prep tried a 47-yard field that missed right and that was the only scoring threat.
Blue Hills 38, Nantucket 6: Senior Kevin Murphy made the trip to the Island worth the ferry price, rushing for 232 yards and five touchdowns.
Diman 22, Cape Cod Tech 6: Taylor Inkley and Ron Simons each had seven tackles to lead the visitors.
North Reading 22, Ipswich 6: Dino Rizzo scored two touchdowns and added two conversions scores for the Hornets.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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