Football team takes a very cold plunge

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After a dip into the water, players turned straight around and ran back to dry land

Ipswich High School footballers took a very cold — and very quick — plunge on Sunday morning as part of a team fundraiser.

With the pandemic-delayed football season just starting this week, the group headed to Pavilion Beach to jump into the icy ocean.

“We were handcuffed with what we could do and what’s safe,” said coach Kevin Fessette of fundraising possibilities this year.

Encouraging the players before they ran in, Fessette joked about the water, “I just tested it. It’s 75, so we’re good.” However, it should be noted that he showed solidarity with the team and joined them in the water.