Despite a solid effort from the defense in slowing one of the Peninsula District’s top offenses, the Dukes fell to Woodside on Friday night, 14-0. The Gloucester offense was able to move the ball between the 20s, but struggled in the red zone.
Woodside won the toss and elected to defer to the second half, putting the ball in quarterback Isaiah Lester’s hands to start the game. The Dukes moved the ball on the ground to about midfield before the drive stalled and they were forced to punt.
The Gloucester defense, which was largely untested going into the game, was able to keep Woodside out of the end zone on its first drive. With the help of a big play being called back for holding, the Dukes defensive unit in turn forced a punt.
The offenses traded punts much of the remainder of the half, as both defenses seemed up to the task of shutting down their opponents’ run-heavy attacks. It was not until under a minute in the first half that a team finally crack...
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