Woodside scored on its first play from scrimmage and went on to beat Gloucester, 42-7, in Peninsula District football action Saturday. The bow to the third-place Wolverines leaves Gloucester 1-7 in the district and 2-7 overall heading into the Dukes’ final game of the regular season with Denbigh on Saturday.
After opening with a touchdown-scoring pass from a halfback, Woodside got into the end zone four more times to stack up a 35-0 advantage by halftime. The Dukes opened the second half with an onside kick and prevented a shutout when Brandon Petty scored on a short run. That was the only set of plays GHS coach Sonny Merchant enjoyed.
"We successfully executed the onside kick, drove and scored. It looked easy," said Merchant. But GHS was unable to put it together again. The Dukes tallied over 150 yards of offense but could not turn those yards into points. Woodside struck for over 300 yards against the Dukes’ defense.
"We made it harder on ourselves,...
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