Fishermen football loses to Beverly



The Gloucester High football team faced off with longtime rival Beverly High in a difficult matchup on Saturday afternoon. The Fisherman put up a valiant effort, but it didn’t work out in their favor as they lost 41-13. This loss set their record to 3-1 on the season. 

The game started with two miscues on special teams by Gloucester which led Beverly to score two touchdowns. This was followed by the Fisherman defense holding the Panthers to a field goal rather than a touchdown. At the end of the 1st quarter, things were looking tough for Gloucester with the score being 17-0.

Gloucester had a much better second quarter. Sophomore Jayden DelTorchio had an amazing play on 4th and 3, running 40 yards and requiring three Beverly players to take him down. The play by DelTochio set Gloucester up for a nice touchdown made by sophomore Caleb DeCoste, and the point after attempt by freshmen Cameron Widtfeldt was good, making the score 17-7.  Senior Quinten Ulrich had an excellent interception and returned the ball 20 yards. Beverly finished the half off with a field goal making the score 20-7 at halftime.

After halftime, Gloucester was looking to capitalize on some of the momentum of the second quarter, but Beverly had other ideas, scoring three touchdowns. The quarter ended with a score of 41-7.

Though the outcome of the game wasn’t looking favorable for the Fishermen, they still persevered.  The team pushed through the final quarter of the game, finishing with an exciting touchdown by senior Quarterback Brett Gaipo. Despite Gloucester’s best efforts, the game finished with a score of 41-13, with the win going to Beverly. 

The Fisherman tried very hard and put up a great flight, but Beverly was just too tough on this day. The Fishermen will look to shake off this loss by getting back out there next Friday at home against Winthrop High School at 5:00 pm.