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Bethel shuts out GHS in football debut, 35-0

Homestanding Bethel dominated Gloucester High School, 35-0, in the Dukes’ first game of the Peninsula District football season on Friday. The Bruins put up points in all four quarters while the Dukes were unable to convert 13 first downs into a score.

There were some high points for GHS coach Sonny Merchant. "Special teams did a great job, a big improvement over last year, and against a very fast team," he said. "They returned nothing on us and never pinned us down." He said senior Mark Greenauer also delivered several good punts for the Dukes.

"We got aggressiveness and physical play from a lot of our guys," Merchant continued. "We have a young offensive line, with just one returning starter at his position, and they struggled the way you’d expect. It was a real learning experience for everybody."
"I’m disappointed we didn’t play better, and there were too many mistakes," he added. "They have demons...

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