Gloucester High School got its first homecoming football win in 10 years on Friday, beating the visiting Denbigh Patriots, 15-12. The win put the Dukes at 2-5 in the Peninsula District and 3-5 overall.
Ryan Harris got things going for the Dukes in the first quarter, taking the ball in from about six yards out to make it 6-0. Denbigh responded in the second quarter, scoring with a 10-yard pass to make it 6-6. Harris scored again on a five-yard run to make it 12-6 at the half.
Gloucester kicker Jackson Lowther added three more points with a field goal in the third quarter to give the Dukes a 15-6 advantage. The Patriots managed another touchdown in the fourth, but that was all they would get on the GHS field.
The Dukes got it done on the ground in this one, with Harris rushing for 211 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Aiden Thompson tried one pass, which was intercepted, then stuck to the ground game and contributed 78 yards of rushing.
Gloucester coach Sonny Merch...
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