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Dukes unable to control Wolverines’ powerful offense

Gloucester dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in Peninsula District football standings with a 48-14 loss at Woodside on Friday.

The Dukes scored on their opening play and on their last offensive play but the rest of the game belonged to the Wolverines, who racked up 277 rushing yards and 200 passing yards.

After the Dukes scored first, Woodside responded with two touchdowns of their own in the first quarter before exploding for three more in the second to make it 34-7 at the half.

Rashad Williams led the Gloucester offensive effort with 68 yards rushing and Brady Barefoot passed for 49 yards. GHS coach Brandon Kelley also cited the offensive play of senior center Jacob Hogge.

On defense, Will Smith tallied three solo tackles and four assists while Cameron Walker and Caleb Smith had three tackles and three assists each.

“We couldn’t match up to their speed,” Kelley said of one reason the Dukes faltered. “We’re also still making some mistakes, just small mi...

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