Fisherman playoff run comes to an end


David Cox

Junior Christian Sanfilippo runs around Marblehead defenders in Friday night’s game

MIKE CODY, Staff Writer

The Gloucester Fishermen football team’s playoff run came to an end on Friday night. The team fell to the first seeded Marblehead Magicians. Though the final score was 27-0, it didn’t reflect the effort that the Fishermen put out.

At halftime the score was 0-0 and the game wasn’t blown out of proportion until Marblehead pulled away with two fourth quarter scores. Gloucester played tough defense and was flying to the ball throughout the first half. They managed to catch a break when a Marblehead receiver fumbled the ball out of the Gloucester endzone, resulting in no score and Gloucester recieving the ball on the 20 yard line.

However the second half was a complete turn around. The defense struggled allowing four touchdowns on big plays.

The offense also struggled for the first time since weeks. They were able to move the ball, yet could not finish off drives.

This game was a struggle for the Fishermen, making it a disappointing end to their play run after just two games. However, they have had a great season so far, posting a 7-2 record.

They will finish off the season against the Winthrop Vikings at home on November 13 and against the Danvers Falcons in their annual Thanksgiving day rivalry game, also at home.