Despite a weather delay that saw the game moved to Monday, the rain of Hurricane Dorian did little to extinguish the competitive fire in this year’s Battle of the Bridge between Gloucester and York. The visiting Falcons edged the Dukes, 17-13, in a contest that came down to the final play.
The visitors won the opening toss and elected to receive, though it mattered little as both offenses were stymied throughout the first quarter by defenses that came to play. Pregame predictions had this contest as a one-score defensive affair, which proved true.
Gloucester’s defense would suffer a key loss early, as defensive end Dylan Richards received stitches and a mild concussion after making a tackle without his helmet. Defending a run up the middle, the junior lineman lost his headgear but was undaunted, launching himself into a pile and dropping the ball carrier. As he was making the tackle to end the York drive, Richards was struck in the face by a Falcon and subsequentl...
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