Blocked extra point foils Windsor

Published 9:53 am Saturday, September 12, 2009

WINDSOR—A blocked extra point by Warhill was the difference in the Lions 14-13 win over Windsor Friday night in a non-district football game.

It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

With 1:56 remaining in a tight game, the Dukes Layfette Murphy scored on a 7-yard run to cut the Warhill lead to 14-13. Jacob Mosely entered the game to attempt to tie the score. But Warhill’s Randell Reed succeeded in blocking the attempt, ending the Dukes try to send the game into overtime.

“We gave it a good effort,” remarked first year Dukes head coach Chuck Parrish. “We played good but made a few mistakes.”

The Dukes took the opening kick-off from their own 25 yard line and powered the ball impressively to the Lions 2 yard line where R.J. Edwards scored. The Dukes, using a rotation at quarterback between Layfette Murphy and David Cooper, tried a mixture of running plays to move the ball down the field. Mosely’s kick was good and the Dukes took an early first quarter led at 7-0 with 5:02 remaining in the quarter.

As the Lions took possession of the ball, they advanced to the Windsor 7 yard line where they scored on a 7-yard run. The point after kick was good and the score was tied at 7 all in the second quarter.

The Dukes attempted a field goal with 48 seconds left in the half but it was wide. With seconds remaining on the clock the Lions again marched down the field and attempted two long unsuccessful passes at the goal line. The half ended at 7-7.

In the second half, Warhill quarterback Zack Osgood continued to break free and move the ball. On the Lions first possession of the second half, Osgood scored on a 3-yard keeper. The point after was good and the Lions took a 14-7 lead with 6:18 remaining in the third quarter. The Dukes continued to move the ball but could not reach pay dirt.

The Dukes were led in rushing by Murphy with 27 rushes for 142 yards. R.J. Edwards followed with 11 rushes for 62 yards. Windsor (1-1) outrushed Warhill 254-152 and had 19 first downs compared to Warhill’s 8.

Windsor plays at Southampton at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.