Gloucester 41, Hingham 0 | DIVISION 2A

Gloucester hauls in a big catch

Fishermen cruise past Harbormen

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Globe Correspondent / December 2, 2007

FOXBOROUGH - For Gloucester, it was a dream come true to play on the same field as the Patriots.

"That's all we kept saying - 'This is Tom Brady's house, and we're playing on it right now,' " said senior lineman Adam Quinn.

"We just look at it like he's letting us borrow it for a little while."

The Fishermen made themselves right at home at Gillette Stadium yesterday.

Like their undefeated heroes, the Fishermen (13-0) used a dominant line, a hard-hitting defense, and a high-powered offense to roll over Hingham, 41-0, in the EMass Division 2A Super Bowl.

The Fishermen charged out to a 34-0 halftime lead to win their first Super Bowl since 2000.

After its 39-0 dismantling of Masconomet in the EMass playoffs Tuesday, Gloucester coach Paul Ingram wasn't worried coming into yesterday's game.

"I really wasn't nervous today," he said. "You saw the intensity they played with. I just thought they'd do it again today and they did. They're not intimidated by anybody."

"We came out with the same adrenaline rush," said senior lineman Mario Peritore. "There was no way they were going to beat us."

Hingham was no match for Gloucester. The Harbormen mustered two first downs, 26 rushing yards, and 64 yards of offense.

Harbormen star Chris Constantine had 8 yards on eight carries.

"You take their best player away, and make them beat you with somebody else," said Ingram. "That's what's so good about us -- we have so many kids to divvy the ball up to that it's hard to shut us down."

Andrew Fulford (10 carries, 105 yards) and Anthony Enderle (6 carries, 128 yards) led the way for Gloucester.

After forcing Hingham to a three-and-out to start the game, it took Gloucester 34 seconds to get on the scoreboard.

On the first play of the drive, Fulford busted loose for a 34-yard gain, and Enderle romped in from the 33.

"It was huge to come out and let them know we were here to play," said Enderle. "We set the tone for the game, and we never gave up."

Cam Marston threw down quarterback Pat McAuley on third and 11, and Hingham punted again. Enderle bounced off defenders for a 12-yard gain and Fulford scampered in for the score as Rob Lowe and Adam Quinn parted the seas.

In the second quarter, McAuley found Mike Murphy for his biggest play of the day, a 30-yard gain. But McAuley, who completed only one other pass - an 8-yarder to Constantine, was picked off by Fulford.

Gloucester quickly drove from its 8 to the 46 when Enderle, blocking for Taylor Burbine, bulldozed a pile of Harbormen and Burbine cut to the middle for a 54-yard run that put Gloucester up by 22 points with 2:19 left in the half.

Then it got real ugly for Hingham. The kickoff was fumbled, and it was picked up by Gloucester's Dylan Maki and downed at the 21. From there, Fulford ran it in for his second of the day.

Only moments later, Mike Egan was punting again. Ross Carlson bolted through the line and blocked the kick, picked it up, and ran 16 yards to make it 34-0.

Enderle raced 73 yards on the first play of the second half to put the Fishermen ahead by 41.

From there, it was time for third-stringer Brett Cahill to take snaps, and for Ingram to receive a frigid bath with two minutes left.

As his teammates ran onto the field, Brian Harnish performed some snow angels.

Harnish, who transferred from Alaska before his junior year, pointed to the reason for Gloucester's success.

"I didn't really know until now it was such a family here," he said. "Now I know everyone's a family. There's so much heart on this team."

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