Dukes put up good fight but fall short to Woodside

Kim Robins - Posted on Aug 30, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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Gloucester High School varsity football players put up a good fight Friday night but lost their home opener to Woodside, 28-20. 

“We had an opportunity but we didn’t capitalize,” said first year GHS head coach John Scalf, whose team had the ball with less than three minutes remaining but came up short. “It was the best we’ve ever done against them,” Scalf noted, pointing to last year’s 51-0 loss to the Wolverines.

Woodside got on the board first after a long run that was topped with an eight-yard scoring pass to go up, 6-0. Gloucester responded when quarterback Isaiah Spencer took the ball in on a short run to tie the game, 6-6.

Woodside scored again on a 12-yard run and completed the pass to add two more points and make the score 14-6 at the end of the opening quarter. 

The Dukes held the Wolverines scoreless in the next quarter while putting up seven points on a jaunt by running back Rashad Williams and a good PAT kick by Andrew Coxe. At halftime, Woodside held a 14-13 advantage.