GHS Football falls to Ipswich


Gloucester traveled to Jack Welch Stadium this past Thursday in hopes of winning a second straight game but came up short against the Ipswich Tigers in a 29-22 loss.

“We fought hard but just could not come up with the win,” Captain Aidan Cornetta said.

Gloucester began the game electing to receive the ball at half after winning the coin toss.

Ipswich began the first quarter running the clock but finished with a touchdown from Henry Wright from the one-yard line. Gloucester’s offensive drive finished out the rest of the first quarter. The first quarter finished with the Tigers leading 6-0.

Wright scored the first points of the second, catching a six-yard touchdown pass from Aidan Arnold. Ipswich’s lead stood at 12-0 after a failed PAT and then a failed two-point conversion. Gloucester’s Nick Carey finished their next drive with a four-yard touchdown run which brought the score to 12-7 after the PAT. Ipswich’s Matias Zapata connected on a twenty-seven-yard field goal which led the Tigers to finish the half up 15-7.

Gloucester and Ipswich battled in the beginning of the third and Frank Desisto of Gloucester ran forty-seven yards down the sideline for a touchdown. As a result of a two-point conversion by Desisto, the score was tied 15-15. 

Shortly after a successful onside kick, Gloucester finished the drive with Carey’s thirteen-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Widtfeldt. The score became 22-15, Fishermen. Charlie Henderson of Ipswich answered back scoring on a twenty-three-yard touchdown reception. The third quarter finished with a tied score of 22-22.

Wright started the fourth with a thirty-six-yard touchdown run bringing the score to 29-22 after their successful PAT. After interceptions by Ipswich’s Arnold and Gloucester’s Cornetta, Gloucester could not score and fell to the Tigers giving them their first win of the season.

“Didn’t play well, missed opportunities on both sides of the ball,” Head Coach Dan O’Connor said. “Gotta do a better job of coaching them and getting them ready to play.”

The Fishermen stand at 2-8 and will travel to Danvers next week for their annual Thanksgiving game.