GHS gets stuffed at Kiss 108 Turkey Toss


Shaun Goulart

GHS students pose with Kiss 108 hosts after the competition.

KATELYN MOORE, Staff Writer, Editor

Last Wednesday, several GHS students attended Kiss 108’s annual Turkey Toss in hopes of watching frozen birds fly. On the day before Thanksgiving, schools from all over the Greater Boston Area trek to Somerville before sunrise to compete.

Each school must pick two of their juniors or seniors on their football team to join the competition. Hosts Matty in the Morning and Billy Costa explained the rules to the crowd before beginning. Danvers was the first to toss, followed by Gloucester.

Fisherman running back Christian “Brucie” Sanfilippo was the thrower with quarterback Nate Young, the receiver.

Despite the boys’ valiant effort, Sanfilippo’s throw fell short falling right through Young’s hands.

“It looked like one of Nate Young’s passes,” said history teacher Richard Francis. “It was weak.”

Students from The Gillnetter, Francis’ Mass Media, the film club, and yearbook went to support Young and Sanfilippo in their pre-Thanksgiving plight against Danvers. Schools such as Lexington, Medford, Peabody, Saugus, Arlington, Haverhill, and Everett also went toe to toe before the holiday.

Everett came out victorious as Duvale Paul threw the turkey 39 feet to RJ Fialli who completed the pass.

“I practiced a couple times but not a lot,” said Paul. “I feel good knowing I could toss that turkey like I did.”

Even though Gloucester lost the competition, WCVB Channel 5 sports anchor Mike Lynch gave the boys high praise.

“I always loved competing against the Fighting Fisherman,” said Lynch.