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Dukes look to hit reset button tonight vs. Patriots


While Hurricane Florence ended up being a nonfactor last Thursday, Gloucester Football’s game against Kecoughtan was still sacked and rescheduled for later in the season.

The Dukes now turn their attention to an away contest versus the Patriots of Denbigh High School at Todd Stadium at 7 o’clock tonight.

“This week has allowed us to hit the reset button,” Dukes head coach John Scalf said of their unplanned bye week. “The nicks and bruises should be squared away by Thursday.” 

The hometown squad will be looking to minimize its turnovers and mental mistakes this week.

Fumbles have plagued the Dukes’ offense the first three games of the season to the point that, for ball carriers, every practice begins with drills designed to correct this problem.

“Don’t fumble that ball,” was a recurring theme at practice Monday as Scalf and the other coaches who work with the offense led drills. 

“We need to ...

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