The Gloucester Dukes football team made history this week, defeating the Hampton Crabbers for the first time in program history thanks to a clutch field goal with less than a second on the clock to win, 16-13.
Gloucester had faced off against this team 30 times since moving up to 5A in 1988 and was winless in the matchup entering Monday night’s contest.
Going into the game an old-school defensive slugfest seemed the likeliest outcome, and the two teams certainly delivered. Despite an opening three minutes that saw a frantic scoring drive for each team, both defenses eventually settled in.
On the Dukes’ opening drive, a catch by receiver Tyler Carteret set up a huge run for Joren Brown that flipped the field. The Dukes’ feature back has been hamstrung all season with a nagging leg injury but powered through the pain to break off a run up the middle that put the Dukes in striking distance.
Running back Parker Jowers took it down to the goal line before Isaiah Lest...
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