Gloucester High School Football: GHS Defense

07-Gang Tackle
"Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back—
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

--Rudyard Kipling 

At Gloucester we believe in the Ten Defensive Commandments:

1. BE TRUSTWORTHY – Trust each other in all you do.

2. CARE FOR THE TEAM – More than yourself.

3. BE COMMITTED – Committed to the TEAM, the Right Things to do, and to excellence in all you do.

4. HELP EACH OTHER SUCCEED – Take pride in helping each other.

5. EXPECT SUCCESS Your body will find a way to achieve what the mind expects of it.

6. BE POSITIVEMaintain a positive mental attitude in all circumstances.

7. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WINNING AND LOSINGAct with courage as if it all depends on you.

8. BE DEPENDABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE – To your teammates and to the program.

9. BE FAITHFUL, DESIRE – Desire is the great compeller; worry and fear are the great inhibitors. Let go of worry and fear and hold onto desire.

10. SHOW ENTHUSIASM – And have fun – it’s contagious.

Gloucester runs a 4-3 Multiple front system, which was designed by our staff, to apply the maximum amount of pressure on the opposing offense, at every possible opportunity.  Gloucester believes in a defense that acts offensively in order to dictate what their opponent can do.  Rather than defending an offense we choose to attack it.