Dukes fall to Heritage, 17-7
A postponement that throws off the practice schedule is often distracting in Peninsula District football, but Heritage handled the two-day layoff better than Gloucester. The Hurricanes beat the Dukes 17-7 on Monday at Darling Stadium, ending a 14-game losing streak for Heritage. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed due to rain.
"As a team, we played horrible. They got on and off the bus just lacking in energy. Heritage came ready to play and they played a good game. Days off before a game is never a good thing, but that’s what Heritage had, too. Anything we had going, we just shot ourselves in the foot. There was just no consistency," said Gloucester head coach Sonny Merchant.
The Hurricanes took early advantage of the flat-footed Dukes, scoring a touchdown and a field goal to go up 10-0 in the first quarter. Heritage added another TD in the third quarter on a 21-yard run to make it 17-0. Gloucester prevented the shutout when Braeden Rosell ran it in from four yards out to make it 17-7.