Windsor stays unbeaten

Published 10:35 am Sunday, September 14, 2008

WINDSOR—The Windsor Dukes dug in to stop a determined Northumberland Indian team here Friday night and emerged with a 28-13 victory.

The Dukes are 3-0 for the first time since 1995.

The visitors showed from the opening kick that Windsor would be in for a fight.

The Indians took the opening kickoff, marched down the field and scored quickly to take a 7-0 lead.

The Dukes, on their first possession, were forced to punt.

Northumberland went to the air on its ensuing possession, but it was picked off by the Dukes’ Chris Horne, who returned the pick 24 yards for a touchdown.

Christian Daniels’ point-after kick was good, and the score was tied 7-7 in the early minutes of the first quarter.

The Indians rotated two quarterbacks throughout the game, but “we were ready for this,” said Windsor Coach Bruce Carroll.

The next Dukes score came after an Indian fumble as Oris Bowers rushed across the goal on an 8-yard run. The Daniels kick was good, and the Dukes went up 14-7.

In the second half, the Dukes scored in the third quarter on a 2-yard quarterback keeper by Kwamane Harris. The Daniels kick put the Dukes up 21-7.

The Dukes came back to score again in the fourth quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Harris to Brett Vaughan.

The Indians’ final score came in the fourth quarter as the Dukes were forced to punt deep in their own territory and the snap went over the kicker’s head. The Indians fell on it for a score.

The Dukes ran the clock out to take the non-district win.

Northumberland fell to 1-2 on the season.

In rushing, the Dukes were led by RJ Edwards with 97 yards. The Dukes had a total of 228 yards on the ground and 66 yards in the air.

Carroll was pleased that his team kept the visitors out of the end zone most of the night, but he said his defense gave up too many big plays.

Windsor returns to action Friday with a road game at King William.