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Crabbers crush Dukes, 46-0

Gloucester varsity football coach John Scalf had little to say this week about the 46-0 thrashing Hampton gave the Dukes last Thursday at Darling Stadium. “I did not recognize that team,” he said of the Gloucester squad. 

After a scoreless first quarter, the Crabbers scored twice and were ahead, 16-0, at the half. The second half belonged to Hampton, which added 30 unanswered points to its lead. The Crabbers scored six touchdowns and had five two-point conversions in the win.  

Despite ending the regular season with a pair of losses, including a 27-7 fall to Phoebus, the Dukes are at 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the Peninsula District. They are currently ranked sixth in region 5A and Scalf said they will likely stay in that spot even though several teams play their final scheduled games this week. 

This is a bye week for the Dukes, who are using the break to prepare for the playoffs. Looking ahead, Scalf said it is likely Gloucester will face Indian River, ...

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