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December 6, 2009

Fishermen fine in the snow, capture Super Bowl title

FOXBOROUGH — With the weather at Gillette Stadium reaching near-blizzard conditions by the time the Gloucester football team's Eastern Mass. Division 1A Super Bowl game against Bridgewater-Raynham began, the Fishermen knew they were right in their element.

Gloucester head coach Paul Ingram had no tricks up his sleeve. The Fishermen had not devised a slew of new plays and new formations to throw the Trojans off their game. As they have all season long, the Fishermen stuck with what they know, a well-executed wing-t offense, featuring a heavy dose of toss sweeps, isolations, traps and an effective passing game.

The result could not have gone much better for the Fishermen as they came away with a 33-13 victory and their second 13-0 season and Super Bowl championship in three years. The Winter Wonderland at Gillette Stadium made for great celebrations, as the Fishermen slid through the snow and created snow angels in victory.

"What more could we do in this weather," Gloucester tight end Gilbert Brown said. "We didn't want to turn the ball over and we blocked and tackled like we were supposed to."

Ingram echoed Brown's sentiment and admitted that the wing-t offense really helped the team in the snow while it hindered the Trojans' offense, which is more wide open.

"Our offense helps us in all kinds of conditions," Ingram said. "That's why I would never run any of that other stuff like the spread. (Bridgewater-Raynham) was limited in what they could do because there is no misdirection in their offense."

Gloucester made no secrets as to what it was going to do and it rumbled over Bridgewater-Raynham for 305 yards of total offense while allowing just 191. The Trojans, just like every other team Gloucester played this season, knew exactly what the Fishermen were going to run, and they still couldn't stop it.

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