Fishermen hope to tame the Wildcats tonight


Vidriana Catanzaro

Marc Smith (32) attempts to throw as he is being rushed by a Medford player


Welcome to the 2017 tournament season. With the field hockey and soccer teams, the football team is looking to improve their already impressive record of 5-2 in the postseason.

Last Friday during the final regular season game, the GHS football team came out with high energy and confidence against the Medford Mustangs, despite missing some key players like quarterback Matt Smith and running back Daylon Lark.

“The kids played great right from the opening kick off. It’s always nice to score touchdowns on defense when your offense is playing well,” said Varsity Assistant John Fosberry Jr. “That really makes it hard on the other team. A lot of kids stepped up and contributed.”

After struggling to put points on the board during the first half in previous weeks, the Fishermen scored 21 points in the first quarter with 12 points being defensive touchdowns. Juniors Ryan Argentino and Nicholas Filho scored 2 touchdowns each in the game, with one being an interception by linebacker Argentino. Medford was held to a mere 16 points that were scored only in the fourth quarter after Gloucester already had a 40-0 lead.

“It was a total team effort start to finish. It was a great way to get in good shape for the first playoff game this week,” said Fosberry.

With the sixth seed, the Fighting Fishermen are playoff bound. Today, October 27, the Fishermen will travel to Wilmington to play the Wilmington Wildcats.

Last year, Gloucester’s postseason dreams were cut short with a loss to Marblehead in the second round, so the team has been raring to make a mark with a playoff win since the beginning of the season.

“I want to win the Super Bowl this year,” said Captain Matt Smith.