A rejuvenated Gloucester High school football combo put on a real offensive show last night before more than 4000 surprised spectators to hand its city rival, Gloucester Catholic High school its fifth straight setback in series competition by a 25-7 count.
Gloucester scored in the first quarter as soon as it got its
hands on the ball, and then proceeded to tally in each of the following
quarters. Catholic scored on a long pass play midway in the second
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Collect 19 First
Shimkus, Bennett and Rieder pace the Gloucester ground
gaining offense that netted 19 first downs as compared with five for the
losers. They ground out 245 yards between them, including a couple of nice
gains by Campbell.
Bob McDermott, Buddy Hodson and Wayne Boulden starred
defensively, along with the booming Bennett. They held Catholic's offense to a
nominal amount of ground.
Gloucester was quick to take the lead when MacDermott
recovered Tom Baker's fumble on the opening kickoff on the Catholic 40.
Campbell gained four. Bennett, one, and Rieder six for a first on the 29.
Catholic then drew a 15 yard personal foul penalty. Shimkus in three carries
went to the four and Rieder smacked over. Shimkus converted.
Campbell short-circuited a Catholic drive when he
intercepted on his own 16 in the second quarter and started his mates on a
touchdown drive. Rieder, Campbell and Shimkus combined their running efforts to
bring the ball to the Catholic 46.
After Gloucester was penalized five yards and Shimkus was
thrown for a yard loss, Rieder was pushed out of bounds on the Catholic four.
Shimkus then scored on a line play.
Charlie Murtaugh then took charge and sparked Gloucester
Catholic to its first touchdown. He drove his team some 90 yards after taking
the kickoff. Murtaugh then passed to Jim Quinn on the 25 and he race over for
the score. '
Gloucester took the second half kickoff and marched 60 yards
for its third touchdown. Campbell and Bennett paced this drive that ended when
Rieder passed to Boulden from the 11. Campbell had scored on the previous play
but Gloucester was detected off-sides. Gloucester's final score came early in
the fourth quarter when the charges of Coach Carlos Paisley traveled 52
Campbell passed to Shimkus from the Gloucester 48 to the
Catholic 48. Bennett smashed his way for 13 yards and a first down on the
"Ramblers" 35 as the third quarter ended.
Rieder gained seven and Shimkus eight for a first on the 20.
Shimkus circled the flank for nine yards and Bennett made three for a first on
the eight. Shimkus then took a handoff from the smooth working Campbell and
race over tackle for the final six-pointer.
Catholic's stars in defeat were Murtaugh and linesman
"Sonny" Sessa who incidentally was injured and forced out of action
in the second half after playing a bang-up first half.
They played gamely but couldn't cope with the Blue and
Gold's balanced and efficient attack.