Fishermen finish the Bulldogs to stay in playoff hunt


Michael Lattof

Cameron Reeve and Fishermen defensive line takes down Bulldog ball carrier.

CAMERON REEVE, Sports Writer

After a 44 minute dogfight between the Gloucester Fishermen and the Lynn English Bulldogs, The Fishermen improved their record to 2-4 after a 26-21 victory.

The Fishermen offense had a great start and looked to be unstoppable, while the Bulldogs had a good first drive but were kept to a touchdown in the first half.

The Fishermen shut down late in the 4th quarter and it almost cost them the game.  The  Fisherman offense was stalling, while the Bulldog offense punished and tired out the Fisherman defense.

With one minute and twenty-nine seconds left after a game-clinching touchdown by junior Patrick Goss, the Bulldogs were stopped on The Fishermen 10 yard line to end the game.

“It was a heart attack” said Coach Tony Zerilli to the team after the win.

This game was a must win for The Fisherman if they want to keep in the hunt for one of the prized eight playoff seeds. The Fishermen play the Swampscott Big Blue Friday night at Newell Stadium. A win Friday night will guarantee The Fishermen a spot in the playoffs.