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November 17, 2013

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TITLE HYSTERIA: THE DAY AFTER

A day after and the euphoria is yet to subside as the folks around Central Catholic celebrate what might be the biggest football win in school history, rebounding from a deficit twice to beat 3-time defending champion Everett, 20-15.

Some leftover tidbits from Saturday’s stunner:

Nothing but high marks for Everett: There’s winning, and there is winning with class. Let met tell you, John DiBiaso runs a classy program in Everett. The kids swagger, for sure, like a three-time champion should.

But everything I’ve seen associated with Everett football in my eyes, is first class.

“The event, the whole thing, was something special. I thought it was like going back in time,” said Central coach Chuck Adamopoulos. “It was an awesome atmosphere, the stadium, the championship years painted on the wall, the senior murals, their crowd itself. And their band was phenomenal. Their kids were into the game. It was terrific.”

How big is big: Was it the greatest football win in Central Catholic’s recent history? “To me, it’s right there at least with the 1989 Thanksgiving Day game with Andover,” said Adamopoulos.

Hidden gem: The Raider coaching staff watched the film on Sunday and came to one major conclusion. They don’t win on Saturday without two-way lineman Bob Kfoury. The guard-defensive lineman was all over the place inside.

Upon further review: The film review also confirmed what Adamopoulos had noted on Saturday. Markus Edmunds was a monster. “Definitely the best defensive player on the field,” Adamopoulos said of his junior stud.

Teflon kid: It was almost like Mike Milano had a force field around him when he sprinted off tackle for 60 yards and a third-quarter touchdown. I’m still waiting for any one of three Everett defenders to catch up and take him down. It just didn’t happen.

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