Tide easily roll by Taunton
EVERETT - With difficult tests against Xaverian and BC High awaiting in the coming weeks, Everett coach John DiBiaso looked for his team to execute with precision against Taunton.
“The key was we didn’t want to have any bad plays,’’ DiBiaso said. “We had had some bad plays on defense, offense, and special teams the last couple of weeks, and we wanted to be a lot more consistent.’’
The Crimson Tide seemed to take the message to heart, rolling over the Tigers, 41-8, yesterday at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. No. 1 Everett improved to 5-0, while Taunton dropped to 0-5.
Senior quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso’s opening drive culminated in a 16-yard strike to junior Jakarrie Washington for a 7-0 lead. DiBiaso connected with senior Jaylen McRae on a 60-yard pass to make it 14-0. Before the quarter was over, Washington caught his second touchdown from DiBiaso, this one for 44 yards.
DiBiaso found senior Vondell Langston for a 24-yard touchdown and junior Kenny Calaj on an 8-yard score in the second quarter. Jalen Felix finished the half with a 6-yard scoring run to make it 41-0.
Taunton got on the board on the final snap of the game when sophomore Jarrett Foti scored on a 72-yard rush, then converted the 2-point conversion.
With his five touchdowns, DiBiaso is up to 79 for his career. He finished the day completing 12 of 16 passes for 222 yards, all in the first half.
The Crimson Tide next host Xaverian, which lost to Duxbury, 31-14.
“Every year when we play Xaverian it’s a war,’’ said coach DiBiaso. “It’s a great rivalry.’’