By Nick Curcuru
---- — The Gloucester and Manchester Essex football teams went out winners on Thanksgiving Day, picking up well earned wins over its respective rivals.
The Fishermen topped Danvers 28-19 to move to 4-7 on the season, finishing up with three straight wins. Gloucester was led by 165 yards rushing from John Curcuru, a gutsy performance from quarterback Santo Parisi playing through an injury, and three clutch fourth down stops on defense to preserve the win.
Gloucester held on after taking a 22-0 lead into the half, Parisi was named the game’s MVP.
The win was Gloucester’s eighth straight win over Danvers on Thanksgiving Day, they also hold a 30-15 lead in the all time series on turkey day.
Manchester Essex cruised to a 27-12 win over rival Georgetown on the back of senior captain Cory Burnham, who had 114 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go along with 89 yards and a score through the air.
Manchester Essex finishes up the season at 3-8.