Fishermen spend night in the end zone in season opener against Chelsea


Vanessa Torres

John Guicciardi runs the ball for a touchdown.


In their second game of the season on Friday night, the Fishermen football team kicked off its home opener with a big win against Chelsea. The team had a strong performance both on offense and defense, as they dominated the entire game from start to finish. The final score of the night was 43-8.

To start the night, Gloucester won the toss and deferred to Chelsea for the opening kickoff. The Gloucester defense forced the Red Devils to punt after the first series, which would be a sign of things to come for Chelsea. The defense blocked the punt and senior Nick Koros grabbed the ball and ran in for a 15-yard touchdown. The Fishermen’s defense continued their dominance and ended Chelsea’s second drive with a sack on 4th down by senior Bryan Swain. 

The Fishermen’s offense finally got their chance at the Red Devils and took the field at 3:52  in the first quarter. Gloucester quickly took the ball downfield for a 21-yard touchdown reception by junior John Gucciardi. The Fisherman finished strong in the first quarter when senior Chris Howell picked up a sack in the end-zone for a safety putting Gloucester up 16-0.

The second quarter continued where the 1st left off, with senior Captain Caleb DeCoste scoring a 2-yard touchdown with 8:39 left in the first half.  Four minutes later, senior Captain Frank DeSisto ran the ball 32-yards for the next touchdown. Finally, Senior quarterback and captain Nick Carey finished the scoring barrage by rushing for the final touchdown of the half. The score at the end of the half was 37-0.

As the second half kicked off, the Fishermen added another touchdown to the scoreboard. On the first drive of the third quarter, freshman Jaylen Severino scored an 11-yard touchdown. The score after the third was 43-0. In the 4th quarter, Chelsea managed to score one touchdown and a two-point conversion, with nine minutes left in the game. The final score of the game was 43-8.  

Gloucester had an impressive night under the lights. The team was on fire and was unstoppable by the Red Devils’ defense. Junior kicker Cameron Widtfeldt had a great game as well, going 5-for-5. This is a promising start for the Fishermen. 

With this win, Gloucester’s record becomes 1-1 on the season. The Fishermen will continue their fight this Friday at 7:00 pm, against the Weston High School Wildcats.