Fisherman unleash explosive offense on Cougars


Treely Dowd

Caleb DeCoste celebrates after scoring a touchdown


This past Friday, Gloucester finished their senior night with a win against Arlington Catholic. Gloucester dominated on both sides of the ball hauling in three interceptions and scoring 34 points.

“Our defense was on point and our offense was able to move the ball,” said senior Robert Schuster.

The first quarter started off enthusiastically with Junior Caleb DeCose scoring on a six-yard run. Gloucester’s Aidan Cornetta followed the touchdown with an interception which led GHS’ offense back out on the field. GHS’ Frank Desisto capitalized off of the interception and scored on a nine-yard run. 

Gloucester’s Nick Carey and Evan Mione also had interceptions throughout the game.

The second quarter did not result in much although the Fishermen’s defense stopped a long offense drive initiated by the Cougars towards the end. Gloucester finished the half being up 20-0.

In the third and fourth quarters, Gloucester’s Schuster scored his first varsity touchdown of his career off a twenty-yard pass play from QB Nick Carey and Cornetta again scored off of a nineteen-yard run. Gloucester finished the game 34-13 after letting up two meaningless touchdowns to Arlington Catholic’s Niko Ceppi and Brendan Bertolami in the second half of the game.

“I thought this was our best week of locking in for preparation and transferring what we could do into what we did on the field,” said head coach Dan O’Connor. “The kids were locked in and ready to go and that showed in the way they played.”

Gloucester seniors Avery Emerson, Robert Schuster, Ewan McCarthy, Aidan Cornetta, and Kolby Bolcome were all honored with their families for their commitment to GHS Football over the years.

Gloucester looks forward to one more consolation game this week while their record moves up to 2-7.