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Dukes’ defense manhandles Monarchs


With the help of four interceptions by its young defense, the Gloucester High School varsity football team moved to 2-2 and now holds the fourth spot in the Peninsula District following Friday’s 21-11 win over Menchville.

Though a late touchdown against Gloucester’s second team would bring the visiting Monarchs’ score to double digits, the Dukes again proved that their defense is up to the task this year.

Gloucester won the opening toss and elected to defer to the second half, letting their defense set the tone to open the game. Sophomore defensive back K.J. Williams would pick off a pass a mere five minutes into the game to give the home squad an early shot of momentum.

On the ensuing possession, the Dukes drove the field and capped off their opening drive with a piece of hard running from back Malakyi Cooke, who powered up the middle to put the Dukes up a touchdown early. Isaiah Lester would add the extra point and make the game 7-0.

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