Windsor season ends with 24-8 playoff loss

Published 11:34 pm Friday, November 11, 2011

WINDSOR–The Windsor Dukes couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 24-8 loss to Central-Woodstock in the first round of the Virginia High School League playoffs.

The Duke defense came up big on the Falcons’ first drive of the game when Windsor’s Sharod Patterson picked off a Hayden Bauserman pass in Duke territory.

An Oris Bowers fumble on the ensuing drive set the Falcons up with first-and-goal on the 5-yard line. After two runs for negative yardage by Daniel Molina and a false start penalty, the Falcons connected on a 32-yard field goal by Jordan Umstead to take a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter.

After the Duke offense failed by inches to gain a first down on a fake punt play, the Falcons took over possession of the ball near midfield. The Duke defense stiffened and forced a punt. The Falcons forced the Dukes to punt on the ensuing drive and the first quarter came to a close.

Bauserman completed two long passes during the Falcons’ next drive – a 17-yarder to Umstead and a 24-yarder to Matthew TIngler, which gave Central Woodstock possession at the 8-yard line.

After two Molina runs, Tyler Pattie capped the drive with a one-yard jaunt. The Umstead was true and increased the Central lead to 10-0 with 8:15 left in the first half.

The Dukes ran a series of direct snaps to R.J. Edwards for big chunks of yardage on the ensuing drive. Edwards carried the ball for two gains of 10 yards and a gain of five yards before capping the seven-play, 4:07 drive with a 20-yard run. Bowers converted the two-point play and Windsor was on the board 10-8 with 4:08 left in the half.

The teams traded punts to start the second half, but the Falcon offense made the first mistake of the second half when a fourth-down-and-20 pass by Bauserman was intercepted by Windsor’s Donovan Cosbert.

The Dukes were unable to move the ball on the ensuing drive and were forced to punt it back to the Falcons. The Falcons scored four plays into the next drive on a 24-yard Bauserman pass to Sean Semones. The falcons led 17-8 after the Umstead kick.

Semones closed the game with an interception off Chapman, which he ran back 35 yards for a touchdown. The Umstead kick put the Falcons up 24-8.

Edwards led all rushers with 110 yards on 19. The Falcons’ Molina carried the ball 20 times for 67 yards.