Gloucester surprised Heritage Friday night by beating the host Hurricanes, 32-21, in Darling Stadium. The win improved the Dukes to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the Peninsula District while dropping the Hurricanes to 2-5, 2-4.
“We surprised a lot of people, but we didn’t surprise ourselves,” said Gloucester head coach Brandon Kelley. “We’ve been building up to this. Things just all fell in the right place. Right now I’m just very proud of this group, very proud of this program.”
Gloucester got on the board first when quarterback Elijah Shaffer completed a 20-yard pass to Owen Rousselle and Danny Wright made the point after. Heritage responded with a TD on a seven-yard run and a good kick to make it 7-7.
The Dukes scored the only second-quarter points when Shaffer took it in for a second touchdown and Wright’s kick was good to give Gloucester a 14-7 advantage at the half.
Heritage scored on a four-yard run in the third quarter to tie the gam...
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