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Dukes suffer disappointing loss to Phoebus, 42-7


The offense displayed against Kecoughtan was nowhere to be found in Friday’s football game versus the Phoebus Phantoms, as the Dukes were walloped, 42-7. Though the away loss brought Gloucester’s record to 3-3 on the year, with four winnable games to go, the Dukes still find themselves squarely in the playoff picture.

Gloucester won the opening coin toss from Darling Stadium and, as the Dukes have done all year, elected to let their defense open the game and defer opening possession to the second half. 

An early passing touchdown for Phoebus was followed by a pair of rushing scores, as Gloucester quickly found itself down, 21-0. The Dukes offensive line struggled in pass protection and quarterback Isaiah Lester found himself under duress early and often. 

Approaching halftime, Gloucester managed a passing touchdown from Lester to running back Malakyi Cooke, which brought the score to 28-7’ however, the momentum would prove short-lived.

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